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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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                                                                                                    blue ocean is excellent from the moment you see the villa to looking over the pool down the valley to the sea.. very well furnished superb bathrooms kitchen and games room. just a fantastic home to chill out at.Walk to local market bars and restaurants. just to sum up excellent.thanks bill
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                    Lovely apartment

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                                                                                                    Just returned from our first holiday in Madeira staying at this lovely apartment in Funchal. The apartment is very spacious and clean and feels more like a home than a holiday let and has a nice balcony with great views over the town and out to sea and the Marina. Manuel collected us from the airport (about 20 minutes drive) and was very friendly and informative about the Island, and dropped us off at the apartment where we met Rita the cleaner who gave us a tour of the apartment and building which was very helpful. The pool area is lovely and quiet too and a real bonus. It is just a 5-10 minute walk to both the old and new town areas. The only downside is the steep hill back to the apartment but you cant have everything and it did help with some much needed exercise after eating at the many excellent restaurants close by, particularly in the Old Town. We would recommend this apartment and Madeira in general. Five stars!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                    Sehr zu empfehlen

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Super schöne Urlaubsfinca. Wirklich extrem sauber, es war selbst im Kamin nicht ein Krümel zu sehen. Sehr schöne lage und sehr gute Ausstattung. W-Lan lief einwandfrei. Deutsches SAT- TV auch vorhanden. Pool auch sehr sauber und warm genug das wir reingehen konnten. Sehr schöne Terasse und sichere Parkmöglichkeit. Wir können Jorge mit besten Gewissen weiterempfehlen, es war sehr fürsorglich und hilfsbereit. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und kommen gerne wieder.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Mar 2017