A tiny dot of land emerged from the seabed 10 millions years ago…
Covered by a mantle of lush vegetation and blessed with gentle temperatures, Madeira became the «Pearl of the Atlantic»
By the 19th century, together with the French Riviera, it arouse as a unique tourist destination, among the first in the world!
Selective and, fashionable among aristocrats, scientists, explorers, adventurers, artists and writers, Madeira gained as well, reputation as a sanitary destination for pulmonary diseases. Tuberculosis was stroking severely all around the world and, in the flow of that reputation, Madeira was seen as the ideal spot for the cure of the troubles of body and soul!
At present times, a stress less rhythm, a clean invigorating atmosphere, a unique Nature, all that you can get in an enchanted island not far from you!
Célia Mendonça (Official Tourist Guide)
Photo Courtesy of Marla Castro and Aprender Madeira