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Madeira Islands, Portugal

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How much money will you need for your trip to Madeira Islands? You should plan to spend around €76 ($83) per day on your vacation in Madeira Islands, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €27 ($29) on meals for one day and €7.89 ($8.58) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Madeira Islands for a couple is €83 ($90). So, a trip to Madeira Islands for two people for one week costs on average €1,067 ($1,160). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Madeira Islands for one week usually costs around €534 for one person. So, a trip to Madeira Islands for two people costs around €1,067 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €2,135 in Madeira Islands. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Madeira Islands can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Madeira Islands? How much money do I need for Madeira Islands?

How much does a trip to Madeira Islands cost? Is Madeira Islands expensive? The average Madeira Islands trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Madeira Islands prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Madeira Islands
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Madeira Islands is €41. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Madeira Islands is €83.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Madeira Islands

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Transportation Budget in Madeira Islands
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Madeira Islands is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €7.89 per person, per day, on local transportation in Madeira Islands.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Madeira Islands
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Rental Cars in Madeira Islands
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Food Budget in Madeira Islands
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  • While meal prices in Madeira Islands can vary, the average cost of food in Madeira Islands is €27 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Madeira Islands should cost around €11 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Madeira Islands is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Madeira Islands
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  • Entertainment and activities in Madeira Islands typically cost an average of €12 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Madeira Islands
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Madeira Islands is €3.09.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Madeira Islands
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  • The average person spends about €13 on alcoholic beverages in Madeira Islands per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Madeira Islands On a Budget
Madeira Islands Madeira Islands, Portugal
Madeira, Portugal is an archipelago consisting of four islands, each covered with lush vegetation and mountainous landscapes. Madeira is famous for its fresh fish and namesake Madeira wine, which can be found throughout the main island. This area is the perfect blend of relaxing beaches and thrill-inducing activities such as paragliding and mountain biking. Portuguese is the main language here, although English is spoken widely by those in the tourism industry.

Madeira offers lovely weather year round, with the warmest weather in the 70's Fahrenheit from June-September. Temperatures rarely dip below 60° F, even during winter which runs from November-March, making it the ideal destination any time of the year.
Madeira is all about natural beauty, especially in Funchal where you'll find the Jardin do Palherio, a huge garden full of lush vegetation and indigenous plants. There is plenty to explore at Palherio, as there are multiple gardens including a French Garden, Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, and even more. Funchal is also home to the Monte Palace, and old hotel with a Chinese Garden and lake for visitors to enjoy. In Paul do Mar, you can walk along the beaches or take a boat ride to catch a glimpse of the dolphins and whales. You can also find the Caminho Real do Paul do Mar, a trek that runs through the valley ending with a view of a beautiful waterfall. Or, head to Cabo Girao, one of the world's highest ocean cliffs for incredible views of the area.

Funchal: The capital city of Madeira home to plenty of tourist attractions and accommodation, it is also considered one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal.

Santa Cruz: Close to the airport and home to historical churches and pebble beaches.

Santana: Home to the Queimadas Forest Park and the Rocha do Navio Nature Reserve.

Camara do Lobos: A traditional fishing village with a sensational bay and home to the Cabo Girao

Ribeira Brava: A small town with a black sandy beach, great views of the surrounding area, and a church from the 16th century.

Machico: Often used as a starting point to some of the best beaches and treks through the mountains.

Calheta: A traditional fishing and agricultural village with great beaches and amazing seafood restaurants.

Paul do Mar: A popular fishing village with lovely beaches and a relaxed atmosphere.

Madeira offers some of the most thrilling activities, like paragliding, mountain biking, and Jeep safari tours which show you the hidden gems of Madeira from unpaved tracks. Other things to do in the Madeira Islands include scuba diving and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic or take surf lessons at Paul do Mar where the 2001 World Surfing Championship was held. For something a little more relaxed, take a cable car ride in Funchal where you'll see amazing views of the city below and end up at the Monte Palace Gardens. If you happen to be around during New Years, Madeira puts on a truly stunning fireworks show to celebrate. Or, if you're here in August, check out the food festival in Machico.
Food and Dining
Madeira is most famous for their namesake wine, which is a very robust and unique wine that is either dry and served as an aperitif or sweet and served with dessert. You can easily find Madeira wine throughout the area as it is sold in nearly every restaurant.

Due to the location, fresh fish is phenomenal, and is incorporated into traditional dishes like lapas and espada com banana. Lapas is a type of fish that lives in seashells which is then fried in garlic and butter and served with beer wile espada com banana is a scabbard fish with banana and served with potatoes.

The city of Machico is one of the best places to find restaurants serving traditional cuisine, along with Paul do Mar where you'll find some of the best seafood. For more information, see this amazing guide to food and dining in Madeira.

You can fly into Madeira through the Madeira International Airport in Funchal. From here, you can take a bus to downtown Funchal, a boat to one of the smaller islands, or rent a car. To really explore the area, you may want to rent a car which will allow you access to more remote areas. Otherwise, buses and taxis are readily available to get you from one city to another. The cities in Madeira are fairly small, meaning you can easily get around on foot.

Train and Bus Prices
The best prices for buses and trains in Portugal can be found on Omio (formerly GoEuro). They let you search across all train, bus, and plane routes throughout the region.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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