Bed and breakfast & apartments in Funchal
Funchal is the capital city of the island of Madeira, which lies just off the coast of
Portugal. Funchal gets its name from the abundance of fennel that grows on the island.
From the 15th to 17th century, Funchal was an important shipping port. It is also widely
regarded as one of the most beautiful Portuguese cities. Visitors can choose to stay
in a bed and breakfast, hotel or apartment, and should be sure to see the beautiful
Botanical Gardens, which house a wide array of cacti and plant life. The Mercado Dos
Lavradores market is also a must-see – here you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables,
handicrafts and local pottery. The Funchal cable car will take you up to the Monte
Palace gardens, where breathtaking views are on offer.
Bed and breakfast and Madeira wine
A wide variety of tourist accommodation is available in the city. Bed and breakfast
rooms are popular and cheap in low season. Private apartments can be used for self-
catering, while the hotels offer full board. The pace in Funchal is slow, so if you’re
looking to avoid the partying hordes, this is your place! Visitors can relax in their
hotel bar or visit one of the local nightspots to enjoy a bottle of wine and live music.
Whether you stay in a bed and breakfast or a luxury apartment, good food and wine
can be found all over the city.
Rent a local apartment in Funchal
If you’re interested in seeing the real Funchal, why not rent an apartment from a
local resident? This is where Wimdu comes in. You can meet a host who can show
you around the island and give you tips on places to see. On Wimdu you can search
through apartments to rent on the island of Madeira and all over the world. You can
check out reviews and photos of apartments and rate them for others after your stay.
This new way to travel offers independent travellers the chance to see a city from a
local perspective and make new friends!