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Madeira – Useful information, links and applications

In this article you will find useful information, links and apps related to Madeira. I always write useful links and applications for to the respective post directly but because I don’t always use the same ones or I keep discovering new ones, I thought that I would write useful links and applications related to Madeira in one article, so that you have it in one place. If you come up with another useful application or link related to Madeira, I will be happy if you mention it in the comments.

In this article, I did not want to write too much details, you can find detailed useful information about buses, car rental, etc. in these articles:

 

Information about closed walking routes and levadas

Before you go on a hike to the mountains or to the levada, I definitely recommend to check if the route is not closed.

http://www.visitmadeira.pt/en-gb/useful-info/walks/notice-to-walkers-and-listof-walks

 

WalkMe

Useful information about walking routes (if closed, difficulty, length of the trail, bus number, etc.)

Web – https://walkmeguide.com/en/madeira/trails-list/

App (paid) – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.walkme

 

Free tours

Free walking tours Funchal

I don’t have personal experience here yet but usually it is expected to give a tip at the end of the tour.

https://www.freewalkingtoursfunchal.com/

 

Guide

Czech edition:

Madeira – Nejkrásnější horské túry a výlety po levádách – 60 tras (Rolf Goetz) 

https://www.knihynahory.cz/madeira-turisticky-pruvodce/

English edition:

Madeira: The Finest Valley and Mountain Walks – Rolf Goetz

https://www.amazon.com/Madeira-Finest-Mountain-ROTH-E4811-Walking/dp/3763348115/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Rolf+Goetz+madeira&qid=1613243855&sr=8-1

This is a really useful guide for hiking routes (mountains, levadas, etc.) in Madeira, if you are going to visit Madeira, I definitely recommend this guide.

 

Transport

Car rental

Car rental Funchal Easy

We were satisfied, no credit card or deposit was needed and the car was fully insured.

https://www.funchaleasy.com/index.php/en/

 

Buses

Horarios Funchal

Web – http://www.horariosdofunchal.pt

App – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=onemploy.group.hftransit

 
SAM

Web – https://www.sam.pt/en/network-map.html

App – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dobsware.sam

Aerobus (transport from/to airport) – https://www.sam.pt/en/aerobus-information.html

 
Rodoeste

Web – https://www.rodoeste.com.pt/

App – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wow.rodoeste

 
EACL

Web – https://www.eacl.pt/index.php/transportes/horarios-e-percursos/todas-as-carreiras

 

 

Taxi

http://www.madeiraairporttransfer.net/prices/

http://www.taximadeira.com/

https://madeirabytaxi.pt/

Funchal – taxi stands and phone numbers – http://www.visitfunchal.pt/pt/planear-pt/informa%C3%A7%C3%B5es-%C3%BAteis/270-t%C3%A1xis.html

 

Aplikace Taxiin

You can order a taxi in this app and it’s great that you can see the price in advance. Just select where you want to go from and you will see the price range how much it will cost and they say that the price should not exceed this price. I haven’t personally tried it yet, but the app looks good. If anyone has experience, I’ll be happy for your comments.

https://www.taxiin.pt/

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.taxiin.madeira

 
Uber

Uber should also work in Funchal, but I personally haven’t tried it yet. The advantage is that you see the price in advance and it is cheaper than a taxi.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubercab&hl=en&gl=US

 

Bolt

Bolt should also work in Madeira, but I also haven’t personally tried it yet. If you have experience with Uber or Bolt, I will be happy if you share your experience in the comments.

https://bolt.eu/cs/cities/madeira/

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ee.mtakso.client

 

Flight tickets

TAP Portugal  online check-in

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.megasis.android

 

Weather 

Madeira Weather

I like this app, the weather is displayed for every hour and I must say that it was corresponding to the reality.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ciimarmadeira.madeiraweather&hl=en_US

 

IPMA – web weather forecast

https://www.ipma.pt/en/otempo/prev.localidade.hora/#Madeira&Funchal

 

Webcams

https://www.netmadeira.com/webcams-madeira

 

ProCiv Madeira

In this app you will find, for example, weather alerts, road and route closures, contacts for hospitals and health centers, etc.

It can also be used to contact an ambulance or fireman.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dobsware.procivmadeira

 

Official web site with useful info

http://www.visitmadeira.pt/

https://www.madeira-web.com/en/

Funchal – http://www.visitfunchal.pt/pt/

 

Festivals and events

http://www.visitmadeira.pt/pt-pt/info-uteis/calendario-de-animacao-turistica-2021-2023

 

Closed roads

http://www.visitmadeira.pt/pt-pt/info-uteis/informacao-de-estradas

 

Water

Drinking water everywhere

http://www.visitmadeira.pt/pt-pt/info-uteis/informacao-util

 

Shopping

Supermarkets

Pingo docehttps://www.pingodoce.pt/

Continente Modelohttps://www.continente.pt/pt-pt/public/Pages/homepage.aspx

 

Shopping centers

Funchal:

Madeira Shopping https://www.madeirashopping.pt/  (map – https://mapy.cz/s/lunudutema)

Forum Madeira http://www.forummadeira.com/en/informations (map – https://mapy.cz/s/molalofuga)

Anadia Shopping – map –  https://mapy.cz/s/dufatujure

La viehttps://funchal.lavieshopping.pt/ (map – https://mapy.cz/s/fefutoluma )

 

Online shopping groceries

https://mercadao.pt/store/pingo-doce

 

Useful Facebook groups

Česká Madeira

Czech group in Czech language. A great group where you will find lots of photos from Czech Madeira lovers, useful information and tips and you will also get answers to your questions.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/367517770389846

 

Madeira Island for Travellers

A great group with lots of photos and information about Madeira, they also have a brochure with lots of interesting and useful information.

https://www.facebook.com/madeiraislandpage

 

This is Madeira Island

Another great group where you can ask for information, share photos etc. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThisIsMadeiraIslands

 

Madeira Expat Community

A group especially for those who are going to stay for some time in Madeira. If you arrange different things or you need to get different contacts, e.g. for repairers, insurance companies, real estate, etc., you will get for sure an advice.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/expatsinmadeira

 

Hospital

Hospital da luz

Hospital Nélio Mendonҫa

Hospital dos Marmeleiros

Private hospital

Hospital particular da Madeira

 

Embassy

Portugal embassy in the Czech republic

 

Consulado Honorário da República Checa no Funchal

  • Honorary consul p. Pedro Miguel Dias Mendes GOMES
  • Avenida Arriaga No. 75, Marina Shopping No. 247, 9125-055, Funchal, Madeira
  • Tel.: +351 913 093 132 (mobile phone, +351 291 280 600 (land line)
  • E-mail: Consulrcheca@gmail.com
  • Open hours: based on agreement
  • Scope: Autonomous Region of Madeira

Performed acts and functions: in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Lisbon, it provides assistance to Czech persons and the protection of their interests within its consular district; performs a verification agenda for the needs of Czech institutions – verifies signatures, accuracy of copies (photocopies) of documents and translations; issues passports. It supports the development of bilateral trade, economic, cultural and scientific relations between the Czech Republic and Portugal.

 

Embassy of Czech republic in Lisbon

 

Important phone contacts in Madeira (and Portugal)

Other contacts:

 

Tourist information offices

Airport Tourism Office
Open every day from 09:00 to 21:30.
Tel: +351 291 524 933

Funchal Tourism Office
Arriaga Avenue, nº 16, Funchal.
Open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 20:00 and
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 9:00 to 15:30.
Tel: +351 291 211 902

Port of Funchal Tourism Office
Gare Marítima da Madeira – Pontinha, Porto do Funchal
Open from 08:30 to 11:00
(When there is cruise ship movement)

Monumental Lido Tourism Office
Shopping Centre Monumental Lido, loja 284, Estrada Monumental 
Open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 15:30.
Tel: +351 291 775 254

Can you think of other useful applications or websites about Madeira? Write your tips in the comments, new tips are appreciated 🙂

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One Comment

  • Ricardo

    Nice post 🔝 thank you for sharing This is Madeira Island Group. ❤️
    By the way, “Madeira Island for Travelers” is not a group but a page 😉

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