MADEIRA EVENTS in February 2024

Looking for exciting events to attend during your visit to Madeira Island in February? Look no further! Girassol.rent, the leading car rental company on Madeira Island, is here to provide you with the convenience and comfort of a reliable car hire service. With our fleet of new cars, all equipped with automatic transmission, you can explore the island with ease. Whether you’re arriving at Funchal Airport or seeking to rent a car for your holiday, Girassol.rent has got you covered.

Festa dos Compadres – Santana – February 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 8th, 2024

Kickstart the Carnival festivities on Madeira Island with the iconic Festa dos Compadres. Held in Santana, this vibrant event has symbolized the beginning of Carnival celebrations for over 50 years. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as the town comes alive with a parade of creatively decorated floats, troupes adorned in traditional costumes, and captivating musical entertainment. The event also features actors performing comic sketches that shed light on social and political issues. Don’t miss the highlight of the festival – the cheerful burning of giant figurines. Indulge in the island’s famous gastronomic delights, including espetada and bolo do caco, available at a variety of stalls. Join us for a truly unforgettable experience!

Madeira Carnival Festivities – February 7th-18th, 2024 (Solidarity Parade on the 9th, Main Parade on the 10th, and Fun Parade on the 13th)

Get ready for one of the most spectacular street parties in Europe – the Madeira Carnival Festivities! Experience the vibrant energy and excitement reminiscent of Rio de Janeiro. The festivities commence with an elaborate parade through Funchal on Saturday, featuring the island’s best samba bands and troupes dancing through the streets in dazzling costumes. The celebration continues throughout the weekend, culminating on Shrove Tuesday with the fantastic Trapalhão parade, where locals take to the streets in outlandish costumes. The contagious music will have you dancing and reveling in the joyous atmosphere. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable carnival experience!

Happy Valentine’s Day – February 14th

Celebrate love and romance in the idyllic setting of Madeira Island. Treat your loved one to a memorable Valentine’s Day getaway amidst the island’s breathtaking natural beauty. Explore the lush landscapes, immerse yourselves in the tranquility of nature, and create cherished moments together. Girassol.rent is here to provide you with the perfect car rental solution, ensuring that you have the freedom to embark on a romantic adventure at your own pace. Escape to Madeira Island and let the love blossom.

Porto Moniz Trail – February 18th

Calling all adventure enthusiasts! The Porto Moniz Trail is a must-attend event for those seeking a thrilling sporting experience amidst stunning natural surroundings. With three distance options – Short Trail, Ultra Trail, and Long Trail – this event caters to participants of all skill levels. Explore the scenic greenery of the Porto Moniz municipality’s Laurissilva forest as you traverse a diverse terrain encompassing footpaths and levadas in the Fanal, Estanquinhos, and Chão da Ribeira areas. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Madeira’s landscapes while enjoying the fun and competition of this exhilarating event.

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MADEIRA EVENTS in January 2024

Welcome to Madeira Island, where the breathtaking scenery and vibrant culture come alive with a variety of exciting events. As you plan your visit to this enchanting destination, Girassol.rent, the premier car rental company on Madeira Island, is here to ensure that your experience is both enjoyable and convenient. With our fleet of new cars, all equipped with automatic transmission, you can explore the island at your own pace and in style.

Madeira Plunge – Lido or Galo Bathing Complex – January 1st

What better way to kick off the year than by taking a refreshing plunge into the sea at midday? The Madeira Plunge offers the perfect opportunity to cure any lingering hangovers from the previous night’s festivities, all while supporting a charitable cause. The doors open at 10:00, allowing participants to warm up and mingle before taking the plunge. And don’t worry about the water temperature – unlike the chilly North Sea, the sea around Madeira Island is pleasantly warm. Join the tradition, which originated in the Netherlands, and start your year with a splash!

Cantar os Reis (Singing of the Kings) – Funchal – January 5th

Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of the Cantar os Reis festival, a beloved Madeiran tradition celebrated on the 12th night after Christmas. As night falls, troupes of singers and musicians roam the streets, filling the air with the enchanting melodies of local carols. From door to door, they spread joy and festive spirit through their heartfelt performances. Outdoor concerts are held throughout the island, including Ribeira Brava, Câmara de Lobos, and the Jardim Municipal auditorium in Funchal. Don’t miss the chance to experience the lively sounds of local musical groups and be part of this magical celebration.

‘Santo Amaro’ Festival – Santa Cruz – January 12th-15th

Bid farewell to the Christmas season with the ‘Santo Amaro’ Festival, a joyous event celebrated across Madeira Island. Families gather to share a final festive meal, laden with Christmas delicacies, as they take down decorations and pack away the traditional lapinhas and nativity scenes. In Santa Cruz, the festivities take on a special charm with stalls, music, and delectable food. The highlight of the event is a candlelit procession to the Igreja Matriz, where the patron saint is honored. Immerse yourself in the warmth of this celebration and experience the rich traditions of Madeira.

Madeira Orienteering Festival 2025 – January 10th-12th, 2025

Looking for an outdoor adventure? Look no further than the Madeira Orienteering Festival 2025. This thrilling event brings together several municipalities, each offering exceptional natural conditions for participants to explore. Whether you’re an experienced orienteer or a beginner, you can choose from a variety of races, including sprint and middle distance courses. The MOF is a unique opportunity to challenge yourself, discover new experiences, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Madeira’s landscapes. Don’t miss out on this exhilarating event!

Madeira Orienteering Meeting 2024 – Montado do Preiro/Poiso

Calling all adventure seekers! The Madeira Orienteering Meeting 2024 is an event not to be missed. Taking place in January, this event is part of the Foot Orienteering Portugal calendar and offers three different types of courses: Sprint, Middle Distance, and Long Distance. Whether you prefer to compete individually or as part of a group, the MOM competition welcomes all participants. To register, simply visit the Madeira Adventure Club. Get ready to embark on an orienteering challenge filled with excitement and discovery.

Funchal Marathon

For fitness enthusiasts and avid runners, the Funchal Marathon is the ultimate sporting event. Organized by the Madeira Athletics Association, this marathon brings together athletes from around the world to conquer the scenic trails of Madeira. The event features three competitions – the marathon, half marathon, and mini marathon – allowing participants of all skill levels to join in the excitement. Prepare to be captivated by the unparalleled beauty of Madeira’s landscapes as you push yourself to new limits.

Poncha & Honey Exhibition (Mostra da Poncha e do Mel) – Serra de Água

Indulge your senses at the Poncha & Honey Exhibition in Serra de Água Square, Ribeira Brava. This three-day event showcases the finest flavors of Madeira Island’s famous poncha, a traditional local drink. Immerse yourself in the world of beekeeping and the circular economy through technical lectures and insights. Explore diverse entertainment options and savor the region’s best poncha, honey, and local craftsmanship at the food and beverage stalls. Let the rich flavors and vibrant atmosphere of this exhibition entice you into a world of Madeiran delights.

Panelo Festival – Chão da Ribeira, Seixal

Join in the vibrant festivities of the Panelo Festival, one of the oldest and most cherished events in Chão da Ribeira, Seixal. This community celebration brings families and locals together as they prepare the signature dish, a delectable stew made from cabbage, pork, and local sausages. Cooked in large pots over open fires, each pot has its own unique touch. Traditionally, the meal was served on a bed of cabbage and enjoyed on the very ground where the cabbage was grown. While times have changed, the spirit of the festival remains as strong as ever. Immerse yourself in the lively music, indulge in the mouthwatering cuisine, and savor the unforgettable atmosphere of this traditional celebration.

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Madeira Island

Is fantastic place, with a specific and nice smell of eucalyptus in the air, with a touch of happiness that you will feel as soon as you think or say Madeira …

Funchal in Madeira

Madeira… this is the place where spring has stayed forever, and the beauty of the island can be enjoyed all year round. In order to appreciate the beauty of nature and see the sights, get to know cultural traditions, with cultural traditions, tourists and travelers need to visit many places and several routes.

The nature of Madeira is beautiful, so sorry to spend time visiting museums and historical buildings. Here you will want to walk along the promenade, go as far as possible deep into the fantastically beautiful mountains, wander through the ancient forests to enjoy their originality, which they have preserved to our times, go through as many routes along the Levadas as much possible and see all their beauty.

Pico do Arieiro

There are a lot of places to visit in Madeira, and you will most likely return again and again to continue discover the island, as it is difficult to see everything in one visit. In this article, we will talk about some places which you would be happy to see.
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Curral das Freiras

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Funchal is the capital of the island, it is a major trading port and a famous beach resort on the south coast of Madeira, where more and more tourists from different countries come every year. The city is located in picturesque open spaces among spacious meadows and hills that come close to the coastal zone. Here you can feel the beauty of the beaches and a huge amount of entertainment, as well as see many historical monuments, ancient palaces, churches, museums, galleries, parks and botanical gardens, which are worth visiting, cause special admiration. And of course, what will allow you to feel the true spirit of Madeira – Local markets, this is a special category of attractions, here you can always buy exotic fruits, fresh seafood and, of course, the most colorful flowers.

Machico is a small coastal old town located in the east of the island. Previously, it was considered the first capital of Madeira, because it was here that the history of the discovery of Madeira in 1419 began. Every year, the inhabitants of Machico remember the arrival of the first settlers in Madeira and remind the inhabitants and visitors of the island how it all began. The old fort has been preserved in the city, here you will also see many beautiful fountains and get acquainted with unique religious sites.

Piscinas Naturais da Doca do Cavacas

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Praia de Machico

Santana is a small village located in the northeast of the island, where you can learn the whole history and get acquainted with the culture and life of the locals. Here you will be surrounded by picturesque streets with typical national houses, small squares, which are always richly decorated with bright flower beds, and, of course, beautiful parks – Santana is filled with an atmosphere of harmony and peace.

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Porto Moniz is a small town located on the “edge of geography” on the northwest side of the island. It has a special attraction and the most popular place – lava pools, for which it is worth going there. It is also famous for its natural attractions, there are stormy waterfalls, beautiful forests, and intricate caves.

Igreja de São João Evangelista / Igreja do Colégio

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Levadas walking is something special. What levadas are? These are water-bearing laid throughout the island, through which water is delivered from the mountains to settlements. Levada Caldera Verde is on the list of the most interesting sights… but we will write about that in the next article.

Thanks to the many natural attractions located throughout the island, there are many sights so that tourists can enjoy a pleasant pastime, watching from a bird’s eye view of such magnificence. The best sights are Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto (located in Canicala),

Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos (can be found in the capital of the island), Miradouro do Cristo Rei do Garajau (location – Caniço), and Miradouro da Portela, what is in Machico.

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