Location: 32°38'29.8"N 16°54'45.6"W
970 km southwest of Lisbon
685 km west of african coast
Dimensions: West - East - 53.90 km
North - South - 23 km
Highest Peaks: Pico Ruivo – 1862 m | Pico das Torres – 1851 m | Pico Arieiro – 1818 m
Weather: Madeira island's climate is mild all year long (average temperature between 18°C and 24°C).
Population: about 263.000 inhabitants
Main economy activity: Tourism
Laurissilva: UNESCO - World Natural Heritage
Laurissilva is a primitive forest formation with subtropical characteristics that only exists in the Atlantic archipelagos of Azores, Madeira and Canary. The last glaciers periods lead to its disappearance in all European continent.
In Madeira, the Laurissilva forest totals 20% of the all islands area, with endemic species such as the barbusano, loureiro, til and vinhático.
It is in Madeira island that this forest has the largest and well preserved extension, being considered since 1999 by UNESCO as World Natural Heritage.
If you love nature and have the curiosity in observing from close range this impressive forest, you may do it with us in some of our guided tours.
HOW TO GET HERE
Madeira Island is just 1:30hrs away from Lisbon, by airplane. Major companies fly to Madeira everyday.
Major companies that fly to Madeira
Lufthansa, Thomas Cook Airlines, EasyJet, Transavia, Thomson, TUI Fly, Condor, JET2, Aigle Azur, Arke Fly, Edelweiss Air, Finnair, Luxair, TAP, SATA.
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