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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Ribeira, Portugal your home away from home

If you are looking for a beautiful resort to escape to in the south of Europe, then Ribeira is an excellent choice. Located on the Portuguese island of Madeira this is charming place offering lots of things for holidaymakers to see and do. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, B&Bs and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to Ribeira, Portugal

Tourists can enjoy the wonderful sea views and relax in the sun on the beach at Ribeira Brava. Holidaymakers can participate in various watersports nearby such as surfing, wind surfing, sailing and fishing. Visitors can explore the wonderful landscape here by hiking and cycling as well as taking four wheel drive or horse riding excursions. There are also opportunities to try paragliding, climbing, go-karting and tobogganing in two-seater wicker baskets down a steep road. Golf fans will pleased to know there is an 18-hole course only 17 miles away and there are tennis courts open nearby too. There are some charming bars, cafes and restaurants in the area, and self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink as well as souvenirs from some small shops and supermarkets here.

Places to visit on holiday to Ribeira, Portugal

In and around Ribeira there are many fantastic places for holidaymakers to visit. In Ribeira Brava visitors will see attractive building including the Church of Sao Bento with its baroque bell tower and clock dating back to the 15th century. The Museu Ethnografico da Madeira is also well worth a visit and is housed in an old rum distillery and sugar cane mill in the resort.

The island capital city, Funchal is about 10 miles away and is a great place to visit with many interesting attractions including several museums and churches. Beautiful gardens and parks are located around the island with the Botanical Gardens near Funchal and a cable car ride takes visitors up to the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Various boat rides are offered from Funchal including a ferry service to the island of Porto Santo and dolphin and whale spotting trips.

Weather in Ribeira, Portugal

The warmest months of the year on Madeira are July and August when the average high temperature is 26 degrees centigrade. Even in January the average high is 17 with the minimum rarely falling below 10 degrees centigrade. During the summer months there is hardly any rainfall and the wettest month is usually November with an average 4.2 inches of rain.

Travel to Ribeira, Portugal

Madeira Airport (FNC) is located near the capital city Funchal and approximately 35 kilometres from Ribeira. Flights come in to Madeira from Amsterdam (AMS), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Brussels (BRU), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Stansted (STN), Lisbon (LIS), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. Passengers will find taxis located outside the terminal building and six car rental companies operate out of the airport. These are Auto Jardim, Avis, Drive Car, Europcar, Hertz and Rodavante.

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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            Apartment #6563507
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                                                              Villa #3832098
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              Villa #1045160
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                                                                                      Villa #1000229
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                                                                                        Villa #6048059
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          House #858826
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            House #1006863
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                                                                                              House #1168381
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                                                                                                Villa #1504248
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                                                                                                  Apartment #1676398
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #803954
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Just great

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Nice, spacious house. Clean, nice panoramic view. We will be back next year.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Great apartment, great location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My wife and I stayed here for four weeks in January/February this year, and it was our first visit to Madeira. We searched various sites on the internet and came across this apartment. It really did live up to expectations. When we arrived the owner had left us a huge bowl of fruit, a delicious traditional sugar cane cake and some biscuits. Nice touch. Modern and well equipped, and it very soon became like home from home. It is perfect for self catering, and a perfect base with a bus stop 5 minutes walk away. The location is great too, with a fruit and veg shop, which sells much much more including wine and beer, only about 3 minutes walk away. If we return to Madeira, and I'm sure we will, we will have no hesitation in staying in this apartment again. Thanks again to the owner and the manager.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Spacious apartment in perfect location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a very spacious one bedroom apartment in the perfect location for access to the old town, restaurants, shops and seafront in Funchal. The car park, which is within the apartment block, is also a real bonus, as is the free wifi. The apartment also has a lovely balcony offering great views, exactly like the photo in the advert. We enjoyed breakfast out here every day and often had dinner there too. There's information in the apartment for tourist attractions, transport etc. Communication with the owner before and on arrival was very prompt and reliable. We were met by a friendly and helpful manager who showed us around the property and gave us useful advice. The apartment is excellent value for money. We would definitely recommend it and would stay here again if we return to Madeira. Many thanks for everything - we had a great holiday!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017