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Villas in Funchal
Picturesque villas decorating the city
No matter if it's close to the centre of the city or near the coast, the astonishing villas in Funchal will be at walking distance to the best beaches in the area, allowing visitors the opportunity to enjoy multiple tropical adventures every day. Search the wide range of rental options that the city offers you and enjoy a life-changing holiday right in the North Atlantic Ocean. And in case you want to go further afield, we recommend our holiday rentals and letting in Madeira.
Charming properties equipped with all the best amenities
The villas for rent in Funchal are the best options to enjoy new and unforgettable experiences this holiday. Plan your trip with your partner, friends or family. It doesn't matter how many people are going with you, because there will be an option to suit everyone. Whether it's spacious villas for large groups or something smaller and more intimate, such as apartments in Funchal.
Book a villa in Funchal and you can enjoy your holiday not only in an unforgettable destination but also in accommodation that gives you access to:
- Hot tub
Who would love to visit Funchal?
Funchal for nature lovers
Comprising an array of natural sceneries, the grandiose city of Funchal is a wonderful location where nature lovers and naturalists most definitely would spend an incredible time. While staying on land, tourists can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the city's parks and gardens. The Botanical Garden of Monte Palace and Santa Catalina's Park are the most acclaimed and frequented options in the area thanks to their calm auras, green spaces and flora species that are provided and preserved. When close to the sea, adventure days planned by the company OceanSee are the best option. Based mostly on coastal exploration, this company offers exciting boat trips where sightings of whales, turtles and dolphins are the main focus. Regardless of whether you want an exciting afternoon or a tranquil evening, the city's natural recreations and attractions are amazing sites and activities no one should miss during their stay. Rent a villa in Funchal, plan your holidays and enjoy!
Funchal for museum enthusiasts
Having a myriad of options, museum lovers are also in for a fun holiday while staying in the city of Funchal. Painting Calçada de Santa Clara with striking colours, the House-Museum Frederico de Freitas is one of the best artistic options of the region, featuring numerous exhibits of sculpture, paintings, engravings, stained glass, furniture, ceramics, metals, and even a collection of tiles to be admired and explored. Right on Rua do Bispo, the Sacred Art Museum of Funchal is a popular alternative to the area thanks to its incredible sections of Flemish and Portuguese art that delight many and offer a detailed insight into local nuances. Rua de Santa Maria is another location worth visiting thanks to the colourful houses and shops that display the beautiful street art of numerous local artists on their facades. Independently if they're focused on ancient or modern movements, national or international art, the museums of Funchal are gems of the city you must discover this holiday! More options as varied as these can be found in the rest of the region, so we recommend renting a cottage in Madeira for the full experience.
Presenting an average high of 72 to 79 °F and an average low of 61 to 68 °F, the wonderful city of Funchal offers the perfect temperatures to enjoy sunny beach days all year long!
What can I do while staying in Funchal?
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Top 7 travel tips in Funchal
1. Have fun on Madeira's coasts
Since Madeira is situated in the northern region of the Atlantic Ocean (and has very good villas in Madeira, by the way), the superb coasts in the city of Funchal are marvellous locations that every visitor should enjoy during their holiday. Sandy, rocky and pebbly, the varied beaches of the area will surely have something in store for everyone. Praia Formosa and Praia do Gorgulho are the most popular shores in town, offering an array of recreations as well as nearby attractions that will guarantee an unforgettable time for all kinds of people. Fill that free slot you have on your schedule and enjoy the magnificent beaches that the incredible city of Funchal has for you!
2. Reach new heights in Pico Ruivo
Immensely popular, the grandiose Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on the island of Madeira, standing 6,106 feet above sea level and presenting an amazing spot for tourists to visit and explore. Reached by easy, intermediate and advanced routes, the peak is mostly acclaimed for its breathtaking views, but other factors such as its flora and fauna are also incredibly praised and preserved. Ideal for nature lovers, Pico Ruivo is an emblematic site of the island that no visitor can't miss while staying in the region. For an unforgettable experience, pack a pair of comfortable shoes and enjoy the endless recreations that the beautiful city of Funchal has to offer. But don't worry about how exhausted you will be after these adventures, as you can rest easy at any of the private villas in Funchal.
3. Browse the iconic landmarks of the city
Scattered through the city's area, Funchal's emblematic sites are some of the attractions of the city that bring the most tourists to the island. Whether it is because of their history or beauty, the most renowned and frequented landmarks of the region are the Cathedral of Funchal and the São João do Pico Fortress, which can be found in the heart of the city and present wonderful examples of art nuances and architectural movements that are a carnival of beauty to the eye. When visiting Funchal, set aside some free time to explore the city and visit the beautiful landmarks available.
4. Explore the territory of the island in unique ways
In addition to the car rentals, bus services and taxi companies, Funchal presents unique, scenic and even historic ways to travel and get to know the city a little bit more. Offering a superb panoramic view of the region and the coast, Funchal's Cable Car is the perfect option for visitors who aren't scared of heights whereas mediums such as the Madeira Green Train are wonderful methods that feature picturesque rides on firm ground. Despite this, out of all of the options, Carreiro do Monte is the most special alternative thanks to its charming sledge rides driven by two men who take you through the lovely area of Caminho do Monte. Special, entertaining and breathtaking, Funchal's mediums of transportation are complements of the city that every tourist should enjoy!
5. Taste the local flavours on the Mercado dos Lavradores
Giving a warm welcome to customers since the 1940s, Mercado dos Lavradores is an iconic site of Funchal where the best produce of the island can be found. Housed on an antique building of fascist architecture, this wonderful market offers all types of products such as different types of fish and meat, tropical fruits, fresh vegetables, typical sweets, local liquors and even wonderful kinds of flowers that attract locals and tourists alike. If you find yourself wandering around the old quarter of Funchal, visit Mercado dos Lavradores and indulge in the delicious local flavours that the island of Madeira has to offer.
6. Enjoy a fun night out in the city
Featuring an incredible atmosphere and presenting a fun experience for everyone, the pubs and bars in the city of Funchal are some of the best spots in the city where tourists from all over the world can enjoy an exciting night out during their holiday. Thanks to their live music events and festive environments, locales such as Trap Music Bar and Hole in One are the most popular sites in the area whereas, establishments such as Dash Cocktail Bar and Mini Eco Bar are more so hidden gems of the city where everyone can enjoy an exquisite alcoholic beverage accompanied by a delicious snack. Regardless of the mood you have that night, a visit to the pubs and bars of the city will assure you an incredible experience. Book your holiday rental and letting in Funchal, explore the array of amazing options and enjoy superb times in the beautiful territory of Madeira Island.
7. Make great finds in Funchal's shopping centres
Comprising a myriad of fantastic options in just one place, the wonderful shopping centres of Funchal are the best spots in the city to enjoy an incredible shopping spree. Since it's located in the heart of the city, La Vie Centre is the most popular shopping venue in the area whereas, sites such as Forum Madeira and Madeira Shopping are excellent alternatives that can be found on the outskirts of Funchal. Regardless of the venue, an immense number of brands, locales and establishments are available, assuring locals and tourists alike a fruitful shopping experience when visiting. Stroll the shopping centres of Funchal and head back home with your hands full of gorgeous clothing pieces, amazing decorations, ornaments, incredible souvenirs and gifts that you'll love forever.