Boaventura is a small hillside village, situated to the north of the Portuguese island of Madeira. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Boaventura will discover that there is a great choice of self catering rental accommodation available in this picturesque village. There are apartments and villas, as well as spacious rustic old farmhouses, many of which enjoy spectacular mountain and ocean views.
Boaventura is the perfect destination for holidaymakers looking for a real get-away-from-it-all holiday. The north of Madeira is far less developed for the tourist market than the busier south coast. This means that tourists looking to spend their holidays in Boaventura are able to explore the ‘real’ Madeira. There are plenty of hiking trails, or ‘levadas’, weaving there way around the spectacular mountain and valley landscapes, which are covered in the exotic fauna for which the island is so renowned. Visitors will discover that it is little wonder that Madeira gains the name the ‘Garden Island’.
With an area of around 300 square miles, the island of Madera is relatively compact. This means that tourists enjoying their holidays in Boaventura will discover that most of the island’s attractions are within a short drive of the village. Close by is a small sheltered rocky beach, ideal for bathing, although the majority of the island’s sandy beaches can be found on the south coast.
Also on the south coast lies the island’s capital, Funchal. Here visitors enjoying their holidays in Boaventura may indulge in some retail therapy, in one of the many shops and boutiques lining the harbour city’s numerous winding streets. Funchal also boasts a number of historically interesting sites and structures, including the 15th century Se Cathedral.
The majority of visitors spending their holidays in Boaventura are drawn by Madeira’s mild Atlantic climate, which is strongly influence by the Gulf Stream. This means both summer and winter temperatures average between 15 and 22 degrees Celsius. Boaventura receives an average annual rainfall of around 25 inches.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Boaventura will first fly to Madeira Airport (FNC), which is located close to Funchal. There are a number of airlines operating regular and affordable flights to this airport from the UK, including Thomas Cook Airlines, Jet2.com and easyJet. These flights depart from various UK regional airports, to include London Gatwick (LGW), Bristol (BRS), Leeds-Bradford (LBA), Manchester (MAN) and Glasgow (GLA).