Meet Madeira, the First Territorial Discovery of the Exploratory Period
Madeira is an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean and is a Portugal’s autonomous region. This Portuguese region includes the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas, as well as the Savage Islands. Madeira is the main island with approximately 270,000 inhabitants, while all other islands (except for Porto Santo) are uninhabited. All islands were formed by volcanic activity and offer to vacationers a unique scenery that nowhere else can be met. It is also consider being the first discovery of Portuguese Navigators.

Madeira is one of the most important resorts of Portugal providing a lot of attractions and activities for the tourists. Since you step on the island, be sure to find out immediately some of them. Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is the ideal destination to watch whales and dolphins in their natural environment. Whale watching has recently become very popular and many tour offices organize daily trips on boats in order to offer you this lifetime experience. Moreover, the tourists can get around and admire its natural beauty in an island tour, either eavesdropping the fauna or being surprised by the rare local flora. An organized tour is a must-do activity in Madeira, while there are some other alternative options for you to choose. Cabo Girão Skywalk is one of them and offers adrenalin in overdoses. Cabo Girão is a 589 meters cliff, with a terrific view of the island and the second highest cliff skywalk all over the world. For travelers who can afford more danger, a dive in Madeira’s Aquarium with sharks, rays, morays and other ocean fishes, will cover their expectations. Furthermore, the paragliding is also a good suggestion, combining adrenalin and spectacular view of island’s cliffs. On the other hand, Madeira is not friendly only with extreme travelers. Quiescent visitors can find peace and relaxation in the village of Porto Moniz, where they can swim in natural salt water swimming pools. The pools are framed by volcanic rocks that keep the sea water cool and refreshing, while it is also helpful for people with medical diseases in order to improve their condition.

Generally, Madeira’s magical atmosphere will hug your senses, even if you spend your days in the beach. The rare landscape can veritably cover any exacting demand, while the peaceful scenery will definitely capture every soul!
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