"Formosa Apartment", is very well located, in a private condominium.
The condominium has a swimingpool, Jacuzzi and a gym.
It's one beedroom apartment, with a kitchen, one bathroom, a livingroom and two balconies.
The apartment is well equiped, with all you need to spend a great time, in Funchal, the main city of the beautifull Madeira island.
Nearby there are restaurants, supermarket, a shooping centre, pharmacy and public transports and you can easely reach the beach.
We can provide the arrival and departure transfer, with an extra cost.
Also for stays for more than 7 nights, we can provide extra cleaning of the apartment, with an extra cost.
Wi Fi inside the apartment is available, free of charge.
We also have cable TV.
The kitchen is well equiped. It has a dishwhasher, microwaves, fridge, freezer, and all you need to prepare a meal.
You can also find in the apartment, a small laundry with a washer machine.
The beedroom has a queensize bed, it is suitable for two persons.
Wi fi available inside the apartment, free of charge.
We may also arrange for you, tours around the island, with te same driver that asurers the tranfers. She is a very trustable person.
We will be near and available for anything you need, so that you can have a great time in our island.
About the island:
The island of Madeira has a surface area of 459 square miles (741 km2), (35 miles long and 13 miles wide).
Thanks to their excellent geographical location and mountainous relief, these islands have surprisingly balmy weather, with moderate humidity and pleasant average temperatures of 25ºC in the summer and 17ºC in the winter.
The sea temperature is also very mild, thanks to the influence of the warm Gulf Stream, averaging 22ºC in the summer and 18ºC in the winter.
The archipelago is located in the African Plate in the Atlantic Ocean between latitude 30 ° and 33 °N, basically at the same latitude as Casablanca, 978 km southwest of Lisbon, about 700 km west of the African coast, and 450 km north of the Canary Islands.
This archipelago is formed by the Madeira Island with an area of 740.7 km², Porto Santo with 42.5 km², the Desertas Islands with a total of 14.2 km² comprising the three uninhabited islands, and by the Selvagens Islands whose set of 3 islands and sixteen uninhabited islets make up an area of 3.6 km². Of the eight islands, only the two largest (Madeira and Porto Santo) are inhabited and can be accessed via the Madeira Airport in Funchal and Porto Santo Airport.
Funchal, the capital city of Madeira, has access by sea, through a port with a modern station that stands out on the national scene, with regard to cruising. More than half a million passengers disembark here per year. The remaining islands are nature reserves.
For hundreds of years, Funchal was the only city of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, until 5 other cities gained this status between the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the next century: Câmara de Lobos, Caniço, Machico, Santana and Vila Baleira.
The island of Madeira has a very rugged terrain, with the highest point being Pico Ruivo (1,862 m), the Pico das Torres (1,851 m) and Pico do Arieiro (1,818 m), respectively the third, fourth and fifth highest points of Portugal. The northern coast is dominated by high cliffs and in the western part of the island you find a plateau region, the Paul da Serra with altitudes between 1,300 and 1,500 m.
Currently, tourism is the main driver and the biggest source of revenue of Madeira’s economy. In agriculture, banana production directed primarily at regional and national consumption, the flowers and the famous Madeira wine, also constitute an important contribution toward the regional economy.
The Gross Domestic Product of Madeira Region in 2010 was EUR 5,224 million, representing 3% of the national total and an increase of 1.7% over 2009. The GDP per capita in the region is EUR 21.1 thousand, presenting itself as the 2nd largest next to Lisbon, and above average in Portugal and in the EU27.
Trade activities represent 11.9% of total employment in the region and the Hotel and Catering represent 12.9%.
Industrial activity in Madeira is dominated by small and medium-sized companies. In Manufacturing, which represents 4.2% of employment we have handicraft activities directed at export, such as embroidery, tapestries and wickerwork and other activities, particularly targeting the regional market, such as mills and bakery and pastry products, dairy products, beer, tobacco and wine.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has about 270,000 inhabitants and a population density of 334.5 inhab./Km².
In spite of this population density being higher than the national average, 75% of the population of Madeira dwells in only 35% of the territory, mainly on the south coast. This is where Funchal, capital of Madeira, is located which includes 45% of the population (130,000 inhabitants), with a population of 1,500 inhab./Km². It is here that the majority of the hotels.