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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.

    Excellent! 4.4/5
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    Villa #450670
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              Villa #8048624
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                Villa #6874678
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                    Villa #431303
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                      Apartment #2480956
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                          Apartment #8188191
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                            Villa #8054880
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              Apartment #6563507
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                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                        Apartment #6884990
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                                            Bed And Breakfast #8192585
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                                                Apartment #2454664
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                                                      Villa #6877612
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                                                                      Apartment #2493768
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        Apartment #1744018
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          Apartment #496154
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                                                                            Cottage #1079557
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                              Apartment #1891988
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                Villa #1985482
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #1876212
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                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    Villa #1005641
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                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      Villa #1504248
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                        Villa #1045160
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          Apartment #1676398
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                                                                                            House #6805017
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              House #1006863
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                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                Villa #426077
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                  Villa #406393
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                    Cottage #1056047
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Excellent accomodation

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Our third visit to Madeira and by far the best place we have stayed. The accomodation is excellent. Was extremely clean and very well maintained. It is in a brilliant location. So easy to walk into the town and with supermarket in the same building. We also used Americo's services as our airport taxi driver and also as our driver/guide for a day trip to the east side of the island. Lovely and friendly man. Thanks also to Ivone for purchasing our tickets for seats at the flower festival. We will be back to Madeira and we will look no further than staying here. Would have no hesitation is recommending to anyone wanting to visit Madeira to stay here. Thank you for helping make our holiday memorable
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                    I am in Love with Madeira! I love every single moment of my stay in Porta da Sol

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    I love our room / hause. I enjoyed view from our patio and hospitality. Madeira has many atraction to discover. 7 day was not enough. Cooperation with Mr Faritas was very well, I appreciate his patience:) as I was so exited that I kept forgetting to update him about our plans and he still was able to be polite and professional. Thank you and all the best!!! In my opinion only boiler was too retro:( and we stragle with hot water which was too hot.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017