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Madeira - discover the Flower Island by car
The beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira offers a pleasant climate all year round and wonderful fauna and flora. The western part of the island is spectacular: steep cliffs like the 580-metre-high Cabo Girao with sheer drops to a stony shoreline, terraced slopes sit snugly on evergreen mountains, large laurel and eucalyptus forests alternate with tropical vegetation. Fantastic hiking routes take keen walkers around the sparsely populated north east of the island with its large nature reserves. On Madeira, the world-famous Flower Festival turns the capital Funchal into an intoxicating floral extravaganza with hundreds of thousands of blossoms, flower carpets and decorated festival floats.
No matter where you stay on Madeira: the island is ideal for excursions. Hire an economic runabout from TUI Cars.com and create your own customised itinerary. Book online now and pick up your hire car locally from one of our partner car rental firms.
Visit Madeira's authentic villages in your hire car, discover sparkling waterfalls and enjoy the fantastic views. Those in the know drive their hire car from TUI Cars to the Paul da Serra plateau in the south-western hinterland, an impressive and barren high-altitude steppe where huge lakes form during the rainy season.
Funchal is the largest and simultaneously most popular town on Madeira. It is the capital of the beautiful Flower Island and draws 500,000 tourists a year. About two-thirds of the visitors spend their holidays in the sunny city. Houses and magnificent gardens on the slopes surrounding the town enhance the overall scenic splendour. Cultural venues, museums, bars and typical restaurants are scattered all over the city. Its 120,000 inhabitants make up a third of the island's total population. The arrival and departure of tourists in the port adds to the hustle and bustle of this fascinating town.
The Mercado dos Lavradores, the market of Funchal, overflows with fruits and vegetables produced by local farmers. Flower girls moving between the stands contribute to the splendid spectrum of colours of the market. In the fish market, located in a separate part of the Mercado dos Lavradores, busy fishermen go about their daily business.
Hire a breezy cabriolet on Madeira to discover the island in style. At tuicars.com you will find the right hire car to suit your needs for picking up at Funchal Airport or at a handy local car rental office, just as you like.
Botanical Garden - Jardim Botanico
The Botanical Garden of Madeira is a true paradise for flower lovers. The beautiful island of Madeira is also known as the Flower Island, because there are always plants in blossom throughout the year. The botanical garden is about three kilometres above Funchal and is easily reached in an economic hire car. There is also a gondola lift between the botanical garden and the old town of Funchal. The park was opened in 1960 in the grounds of Quinta do Bom Sucesso, which previously belonged to the Reid family. There are about 2,000 exotic plants in the gardens, including orchids, magnolias and cacti. This beautiful park is divided into five main areas: the tree garden, as well as collections of succulents, cultivated plants, tropical, aromatic & medicinal plants, not to mention the Luoro Bird Park and the three-room natural history museum.
The Laurissilva Forest
This huge laurel forest, also called Laurissilva, is a refuge for plants and animals. It is the only natural reserve on Madeira where to this day not all species of rare plants have been fully described. In 1999 UNESCO designated the reserve a Natural World Heritage Site, showing the importance of this spectacular protected area.
Long ago, laurel forests were widespread throughout Europe, but most did not survive the last ice age. Today only warm islands such as Madeira offer such a variety of flora and fauna and rare as well as un-discovered plants. The laurel forest in Madeira covers an area of around 22 thousand hectares, making it the largest nature reserve on the island. From the laurel tree, the Madeira blueberry to the orchid, you are going to discover a huge variety of exotic plants. Go on a fantastic trip in your hire car on Madeira and discover rare plants in the Laurissilva Forest.