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.
Useful information about walking routes (if closed, difficulty, length of the trail, bus number, etc.)
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.
Madeira – Nejkrásnější horské túry a výlety po levádách – 60 tras (Rolf Goetz)
Madeira: The Finest Valley and Mountain Walks – Rolf Goetz
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.
Car rental Funchal Easy
We were satisfied, no credit card or deposit was needed and the car was fully insured.
Aerobus (transport from/to airport) – https://www.sam.pt/en/aerobus-information.html
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
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.
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.
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.
TAP Portugal – online check-in
I like this app, the weather is displayed for every hour and I must say that it was corresponding to the reality.
IPMA – web weather forecast
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.
Official web site with useful info
Funchal – http://www.visitfunchal.pt/pt/
Festivals and events
Drinking water everywhere
Pingo doce – https://www.pingodoce.pt/
Continente Modelo – https://www.continente.pt/pt-pt/public/Pages/homepage.aspx
Anadia Shopping – map – https://mapy.cz/s/dufatujure
Online shopping groceries
Useful Facebook groups
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.
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.
This is Madeira Island
Another great group where you can ask for information, share photos etc.
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.
Hospital da luz
- Rua 5 de Outubro, 115 e 116, 9000-216 Funchal (phone +351 291 700 000)
- Map – https://mapy.cz/s/hocedupoko
Hospital Nélio Mendonҫa
- Avenida Luís de Camões, nº 57 – 9004-514 Funchal (phone +351 291 705 600)
- Map – https://mapy.cz/s/nekorefasa
Hospital dos Marmeleiros
- Estrada dos Marmeleiros, Monte – 9050-209 Funchal, (phone +351 291 705 730)
Hospital particular da Madeira
- Avenida Mário Soares, nº143, 9000-783 Funchal (phone +351 291 003 300)
- Map – https://mapy.cz/s/hulepaceko
Portugal embassy in the Czech republic
- Address – Na Zátorce 10, 160 00 – Prague 6
- +(420) 257 311 230
+(420) 257 311 231
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.
- Map – https://mapy.cz/s/gomemajebu
Embassy of Czech republic in Lisbon
Important phone contacts in Madeira (and Portugal)
Emergency number – (+351) 112
- police – (+351) 291 208 400 – Public Security Police (PSP) (https://www.psp.pt/Pages/homePage.aspx) Rua da Infância, 28, Funchal (map – https://mapy.cz/s/jamuredofa)
- hospital – (+351) 291 705 600
- airport in Madeira – (+351) 291 524 941
- Information service – (+351) 118
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 🙂