Virgin Voyages' guide to Funchal, Portugal
A sprinkle of volcanic dust to a vast mountain of possibilities.
The continental shift to the archipelago drift
The to-dos and the must-dos
Whales-n-tales in the waters of Madeira
Echoes of Funchal’s Belle Epoch
Funchal’s Farm to Fortress Food & Wine Walkabout
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Instrumental origins of…Hawaii?
A Madeiran expat changed the name braguinha to ukalales — or bouncy fleas.
Like the wines of its namesake, Madeira’s savory past has been balanced perfectly during the aging process for a gorgeous and sweet finish. With a climate that brings you a breath of experiences from volcanic forests and subterranean landscapes, to unique cultural finds like the timeless buildings accented with delicate azulejos. Surrounded by spectacular views from every angle, this awe-inspiring archipelago is one of those places you visit where you know, from the moment that you arrive, that you’ll be back — returning to a place ready to show off another side of itself.
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