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Madeira has a great nightlife available for tourists and locals, with many locations for those looking for an excellent night out, with locations such as a Casino, cinemas, nightclubs, pubs, local and festive events, bars, night clubs, dinner shows, concerts, themed entertainment evenings, etc.
Due to the fact that there are more locals than tourists in Madeira and as locals happen to study and work during the week, therefore the nightlife occurs more during weekends and national holidays.
Not only does Madeira offer great nightlife locations, but these locations also offer great alcoholic drinks such as: Poncha (a local strong punch), Nikita (beer foam mixed with vanilla ice cream and pieces of Pineapple) or Pé de Cabra (Sugar mixed with dark beer, dry wine and nesquick).
If you like nightlife, then the casino is your door to enjoying nightlife, as it offers lots of fun with its slot machines, gambling games etc, dinner shows on Friday and weekend evenings, nightclubsand much more… Also nearby the casino you can find various locations famous for their nightlife, such as the night club called Fugitivo famous for its samba shows performed by Brazilian dancers.
Madeira Island may be small, but it still offers a vast program when it comes to nightlife. When visiting Madeira, we hope you enjoy your night out!
In the Monte, you will be able to find a traditional form of transport, known as, Monte Sledges. The Monte Sledges are made of wicker and are powered by two sledge drivers called “Carreiros”.
The Monte sledge is powered down the steep slope that connects the Monte with Funchal, giving locals and tourists an adrenaline rush and an unforgettable experience unlike any other in the world.
The Monte Sledges appeared in 1850 and are still used up to this very day, attracting thousands of tourists every year.
The Sledge drivers dress in their traditional clothing that consists of white cotton clothes and a hat made of straw, also they use rubber soled boots, so that they are able stop the sledge when necessary.
The course has a length of 2km and takes a total of 10 minutes to reach Funchal. The Monte Sledge can reach speeds up to 48km/hour. The Monte Sledges will give an adventurous, but safe journey down the steep slope.
The Monte Sledges are located at the bottom of the stairs that lead to the church of Our Lady of Monte.
If going to Funchal by the Monte Sledge from the Monte, then you could use the Madeira Cable Car. And don´t forget that Madeira Rural has available various accommodations in the Monte and Funchal.
Madeira Rural wishes you the best on your journey on the Monte Sledges and hope you enjoy your stay here in the tropical Madeira Island.
The Madeira cable car will take you from the old part of Funchal to Monte in around 15 minutes. There are 39 seven-seater cars that are always circulating from Funchal to Monte.
The cable car has come to replace the oldest and most traditional trips that were made by the original train to Monte. The Madeira cable car was inaugurated in November 2000, and has had much success. Showing locals and tourist’s breathtaking scenery and beautiful landscapes of Funchal and concluding with the beauty of Monte.
The safety of the cable cars include speed control, opening and closing operations of the grips, are monitored and controlled by electronic safety circuits, to ensure a smooth operation and maximum safety.
The Madeira cable car is opened daily except on Christmas day, from 10h00 until 18h00, last passenger loading at 17h45. The prices range from 5€ to 15€; a child pays 5€ to go one way on the cable car and 7,50€ for a round trip; an adult pays 10€ to go one way and 15€ for a round trip. Children under the age of 4 go for free.
And if you don´t wish to return to Funchal from Monte then you can take a ride on the Monte sledges. These sledges are controlled by two sledge drivers that will take on an adrenaline rush ride down Monte to Funchal, giving locals and tourists an unforgettable experience.
If looking for accommodations around Funchal or Monte, Madeira Rural has several accommodations for you!
Madeira Rural wishes you the best on your vacation whether it’s in Funchal or Monte.