Apartments & Vacation rentals Funchal
Funchal is the capital city of the autonomous region and island of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the most beautiful Portugese cities and because of it's location, set southwest off the coast of Portugal, it became an important port and a base for shipping from the 15th to the 17th century. Funchal is named as such because of the fennel or funcho that grows naturally in abundance here. In the town itself there is a lot of accommodation in Funchal as it is a major tourist town and the main transport hub for visitors coming from the mainland to Madiera. From your apartment in Funchal you could easily visit other tourist destinations on the island including Ribeira Brava, Porto Moniz, Santana and Curral das Freiras. Other notable tourist attractions for visitors include the Laurisilva forest which is an UNESCO Natural Site and the beaches of Porto Santo island. Relax in a villa in Funchal or choose from a range of other accommodation options in town or near the sea. The city is small enough to enjoy on foot and, from your apartment in Funchal centre, you can spend the day wandering around to see the sights then return in the evening to your villa or bed and breakfast to rest. If you don't fancy hiking from your apartment to the famous Monte, you can always hop on a city bus or use the gondola lift that leaves from the Parque Almirante Reis in central Funchal. However you decide to head up to the Monte Palace gardens, you will be greeted with fantastic panoramic views of the city and the sea below. There is a lot of accommodation in Funchal that is located right in the city center for your convenience and you can find many different types of apartments, holiday homes, rooms and villas in Funchal to suit your budget and group size.