“Madeira” is frequently regardedt a wine making island. However, this magnificent insular region has so much more to offer.

The banana producing area occupies nearly the whole of the southwestern part of the island. It comprises the second largest slot in the regional income.


This sweet and highly nutritional fruit, which is produced throughout the year, has a fascinating form of cultivation on  manmade step-like terraces that contribute to an absolutely exuberant landscape.


You are invited  to walk through some of the plantations and taste this marvel of nature. There are mysteries of the banana to be unravelled. Don’t miss out on this experience!

Mary Anne Freitas (Official Tourist Guide)

Photo Courtesy of Mary Anne Freitas