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9th October 2019

Long Term Winter Rentals in Madeira

The rental market for properties in Madeira is very popular and the market is growing each year. Rentals are rising so what is so great about Madeira in Winter?

Madeira and Porto Santo are both known for a warm climate. The islands are largely visited by travelers who are seeking active outdoor adventures like hiking in the mountains and leisure actives like playing golf.

It’s also very popular for other ocean activities like sailing, dolphin watching, and surfing.

Swimming with dolphins in Madeira

The Fall and Winter are great seasons to go on holidays to Madeira, even if it is only for a few days.

There are several advantages to travelling to Madeira Winter:

  • Less crowds for all the touristic attractions
  • The impressive scenery, lush green mountains

During the Winter there are fewer tourists, which is great for travelers who want to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the island or those that simply do not like queuing.

Having said that, always book tours and activities in advance to avoid and extra stress or time wasting. Get yourself organised. Due to the off season some tours and activities are less often or sometimes closed.

Cheap Madeira Flights

Landing on Madeira Airport (FNC) is an experience in itself, the short runway has green mountains on one side and sea on the other. Get the camera ready just before landing. The airport only has the one terminal, avoiding the confusion of where to get a bus, taxi or any other transportation to and from the airport.

From the UK, there are several airlines that fly to Madeira: British Airways, easyJet, Jet2, Monarch Airlines and Thomson Airways. A return flight from the UK from December to March should cost around £80, while from June to September these fares can double.

New Year’s Eve in Madeira

Madeira is a very popular destination for New Year’s Eve, due to the very nature that it is a tourist island. People are there to party. The award-winning fireworks of Funchal are worldwide known and became a Guinness World Record in 2007.

Less crowded and Beautiful Beaches in Madeira

The beaches of Madeira and Porto Santo have to be visited while in Madeira. Renting a property in Madeira in Winter means less crowds and the beaches can be appreciated.

The surroundings

Those active people who want to get back to nature can go hiking, trekking or trail running. Winter is great as they are lush and green from the extra rain. Yes it rains more, don’t claim I didn’t warn you!

Madeira is known as the island of flowers, so if you love flowers try booking your rental property towards late winter and early spring.

The Weather

OK, is not for those looking to lie on a beach and do nothing. However renting in Madeira in Winter is ideal for the right temperature to wander around Funchal or exploring elsewhere in foot.

Surfing in Madeira

For surfers, winter is the best time to enjoy the waves with less crowds and more freedom. More experienced surfers and less holiday makers to avoid.

Also, why not combine two activities as the dolphins and whales can often be spotted not far from the beaches.

Outdoor activities

May to October is the best season for the viewing of dolphins and whales, but specialist species are more often found later in the year. The short-finned pilot Whale, Common Bottlenose Dolphin and Short-beaked Common Dolphins are the sighted mostly during the winter.

The water temperature is very also surprisingly warm all year round, ranging between 19°C/66°F during the winter and can reach 24°C/75°F in summer.

Local people tend to be nicer

It makes sense but off season is quieter and less stressful. Therefore the locals are much nicer and appreciate the custom.

… And we shall save food for another post!