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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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Amazing owners

5 of 5
Unfortunately due to the collapse of monarch airlines we were unable to make our stay at this villa. However Mr & Mrs MelHuish were incredibly understanding and helpful. If I get the chance to visit madeira again there's no where else I'd rather stay. Many thanks
  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

Superb villa with a few hitches

4 of 5
The villa was outstanding and the views were superb but we were woken very early each day by noise from the next door bar (not music) loud voices and tables being moved about. 7.00 a.m. on a holiday was too early to be woken. There was also a garage directly opposite with work going on. This should have been mentioned in the property details. We were expecting a quiet, out of the way location and due to the reasons above this was not the case. The road to the villa was also unbelievably steep which should be pointed out for other residents not used to driving in those road conditions as the locals drive incredibly fast round oncoming bends. The villa itself was wonderful. Facilities superb and maintained to a very high standard. It would have been nice if a kettle could have been provided for British clients and either plugs in the sinks or at least a washing up bowl in the kitchen. If the villa had been in a different location it would have been the best accommodation we have ever stayed in.
  • Review Submitted: Oct 04, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017