Find the best place to stay — Funchal

Where to stay around Funchal?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,515 holiday lettings near Funchal. From 847 apartments to 381 houses, 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 Funchal is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Funchal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Funchal. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,233 holiday lettings
  • Madeira Casino: 2,210 holiday lettings
  • Funchal Marina: 2,208 holiday lettings
  • Formosa Beach: 2,269 holiday lettings
  • CR7 Museum: 2,216 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Funchal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Funchal?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 847 apartments in Funchal. Our other popular types of Funchal holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 381 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 156 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 37 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including chateaus and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Funchal?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 414 holiday homes with pool available in Funchal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Under the jacarandas in Funchal

    A sea of red-tiled roofs marks out Funchal – the capital of Madeira – from the deep cobalt of the Atlantic Ocean and the tropical greens of the mountains that surround it. With blooms of fuchsias and bougainvillea dressing the streets, cacti sprouting from the sidewalks and purple-blooming jacarandas jostling overhead, this surely has to be one of the prettiest cities to wander. Botanical gardens are an obvious addition, while a charming cathedral and a whole museum dedicated to the city's most revered son, Cristiano Ronaldo, make for a rounded range of attractions. Funchal holiday rentals await…

    Hitting the levadas from Funchal

    Forget what you've heard about Funchal holiday rentals being just for the retirees. The capital of Madeira is gateway to one of the wildest and most adventure-ready corners of Portugal. Walking guides simply love it when visitors stroll in asking for planned treks across the rock-ribbed ridges of Pico Ruivo, where signposted levadas – trails – lead to soaring lookouts and unexpected doors to cellars bursting with Madeiran wine. Other holidaymakers prefer explorations on the Atlantic, where whale watching and dolphin spotting are usually top of the bill.

    Funchal's footie-mad museums

    When the city can count a certain Cristiano Ronaldo as one of its sons, it's hardly a surprise that football is nothing short of a religion in Funchal. Cue the CR7 Museum, built to honour the goal-scoring prowess of the great galactico. It chronicles his rise to fame, with endless displays of trophies, signed shirts and studded boots. Up the hill is an altogether different draw – the Madeira Botanical Garden. There you'll find blooming beds of exotic flowers most people can't even pronounce, laden with cacti and orchids and all sorts of mysterious plantlife.

    Funchal – for holidaying whenever

    You don't really have to worry about the weather in Funchal, it stays pretty pleasant for much of the year. There are some slight fluctuations that can affect whether you pack the walking boots or the swimming shorts, like the change from averages of around 16 degrees in the winter months of December to March, to 25-degree highs in the summer months of June to August. Hikers might prefer the seasons in between, like spring, which can be dry and warm – perfect for hitting the volcanic trails.

    Blooming gorgeous Funchal

    Flowers are everywhere in Funchal. It's even likely your Funchal holiday rental will have a plume of bougainvillea here or a magenta-topped cactus there, such is the colourful nature of the capital. To really get a taste of what sort of kaleidoscopic flora dominates this isle in the Atlantic, you should head up, past the botanical gardens, into the Funchal Ecological Park. Peaks of craggy black and brown stone top out over green slopes there, all crossed by gallery forests of fir trees and pockets of multicoloured wildflowers.