Where to stay around Madeira?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,646 holiday lettings near Madeira. From 1,140 Studios to 1,124 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Madeira is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Madeira?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Madeira. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Funchal: 1,733 holiday homes
  • Arco Da Calheta: 1,127 holiday homes
  • São Martinho: 824 holiday homes
  • Estreito da Calheta: 1,132 holiday homes
  • Caniço: 1,425 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Madeira! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Madeira?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Madeira with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Funchal: 1,733 holiday lettings
  • Arco Da Calheta: 1,127 holiday lettings
  • Estreito da Calheta: 1,132 holiday lettings
  • Caniço: 1,425 holiday lettings
  • Ponta Do Sol: 1,614 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Madeira?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Madeira. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,511 holiday rentals
  • Funchal Marina: 2,484 holiday rentals
  • Madeira Stadium: 2,408 holiday rentals
  • Madeira Casino: 2,485 holiday rentals
  • Eglise de Faja da Ovelha: 1,313 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Madeira listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Majestic Madeira

Little more than a pinprick on the map, Madeira certainly isn't humble when you see it for yourself. It hulks from the Atlantic Ocean like some petrified giant, a mass of black-rock volcanic stone and verdant rainforest that's set to take the breath away. Together, the isles of Madeira, Porto Santo and Desertas form the archipelago, packing in football-mad cities like Funchal, world-class golf courses, misty botanical gardens, rustic Portuguese tavernas – the list goes on. Seek out your Madeira holiday rentals to get a poolside view of this handsome, ocean-ringed getaway this year.

Adventures of all sorts on Madeira

Madeira's ethereal landscapes of mist-gathering volcanos and forested valleys are a veritable playground for those who like an adventure. Some will hit the hair-pinning roads on a motorbike or 4 wheels for a montage of banana farms and sweeping Atlantic views. Others will pull on the walking boots to conquer the rugged trails of Ponta de Sao Lourenco or Bica da Cana, where waxy orchids and unforgettable panoramas unfold. Others will seek out Madeira holiday rentals by the sea, whiling away days on kayaks or with scuba gear to spot octopi and dolphins and more.

Madeira's other culture

Madeira might just be the most football-mad place in all of Portugal. That might sound like a tall order, but this is the home of one Cristiano Ronaldo, after all. You can now unravel the rise of the island's own megastar at the shiny Museu CR7 in Funchal. Trophies, 100s of them, sports kits, sculptures and all sorts of footie paraphernalia help to chronicle his glorious goal-scoring career. Nearby, the Jardim Botanico is for those less soccer-inclined. It's got multicoloured orchids and palms and curious plants of all shapes and hues.

Hot times in Madeira

Fold up the swimming shorts and tropical shirts if you're heading to Madeira in the summer months that begin with June and end with September – those are the hottest times of all. You can expect regular highs nearing 30 then, often with the edge taken off courtesy of the ocean breezes. Trips in winter mean swapping booming crowds in popular towns like Funchal and Estreito da Calheta for lower temperatures more suited to hiking. What's more, seeking out Madeira holiday rentals between November and March promises to leave plenty of euros for those local seafood smorgasbords.

Madeira's mighty peaks

It's the mountains that give Madeira its striking outline. Soaring to almost 2,000 metres above sea level with the cloud-piercing summit of Pico Ruivo, the islands are actually the tip of a colossal underwater volcano. Losing altitude means passing through a ring of lush laurel forests that suck in moisture from the regular sea fogs, growing moss-green and verdant above the ocean. Along the coast is where the black-stone ridges mingle with the Atlantic, forming salt-washed cliffs and the occasional beachfront, all encompassed by dolphin-peppered waves and the dramatic reserves of the Ponta de Sao Lourenco.