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Best time to go to Madeira?

Madeira has a mild climate all year round. With almost 12 hours of daily sunshine in the summer months of June to September with average temperature of 32 degrees. Madeira is one of the sunniest regions in Europe and perfect weather for holiday even during winter months.

Is Madeira safe to visit as a solo traveller?

Madeira is a very friendly country and its people are particularly hospitable and helpful to Tourists.

Do I need any vaccinations before going to Madeira?

There is no mandatory requirement of vaccinations to go on holiday.

What if I fall sick in Madeira?

Health care in Madeira is international standard.

It is recommended to arrange adequate travel insurance before travelling.

How Should I dress?

Choose light coloured clothing to avoid scorching in the blaring heat. Loose-fitting summer dresses, shorts and T-shirts with sandals are fine for most situations but out of respect, you should dress reasonably modestly if you want to visit churches.

Can I use my credit cards for shopping?

Visa and Mastercard are most widely accepted in Madeira, but you can find locations that accept American Express credit cards.

Can I drive in Madeira with my UK License?

You can legally drive in Madeira with your UK-issued driving licence.

What kind of sockets are used in Madeira?

Electricity in Madeira conforms to the European standard of 220V to 230V, with a frequency of 50Hz. Wall outlets typically accommodate plugs with two or three round pins therefore, you need to pack an adapter for your holiday. 

Do I have to speak Portugese to interact with local people?

English is very widely spoken in the major cities and tourist areas and you will have no problem getting around Madeira.

Is roaming charges applies for using my mobile phone?

It is advisable to check with your mobile provider before travelling.

Can I withdraw money from ATMs?

You can withdraw money in Euro or GBP with debit cards from the ATMs in Madeira.

All major banks ATMs can be found easily with English language instructions.

Is the tap water drinkable?

Drinking tap water in Madeira is considered safe in all regions and the water meets all EU standards.

What is the tipping guideline?

Tipping 5% – 10% in restaurants is standard, although tipping should only be provided with the chance that you are extremely happy with the service. No tip is expected for some coffee/espresso or a beverage, although some people might leave the change, round up to the closest Euro.

Madeira

Madeira – nick named as the Floating Gardens has some of the best scenery in Europe – botanical gardens, rugged mountains stunning beaches.  Make your way down to coast you will come across small rocky coves and pebbly bays. Madeira’s capital Funchal is made of colonial buildings, churches and buzzling squares.  Old town is packed with wine bars and tavernas, while the marina has a range of cafes and seafood restaurants.  Go Singles Madeira holiday starts from £879 and its popular destination with single travellers. 

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