Hiking above the clouds.

Hiking above the clouds.

Madeira is by many Europeans, mostly known as a flower island. And an island for upscale tourism. Kinda the island where you granny goes to look at exotic flowers. But it’s also the perfect outdoor destination. Just get away from Funchal on the south coast and you have some really wild nature.

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The north coast of Madeira.

The north coast of Madeira.

I have spend lot’s of time on Madeira over the past 6 years and here are some photos I have taken recently from this wonderful island.

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The CR7 Hotel in Funchal.

The CR7 Hotel in Funchal.

Cristiano Ronaldo has just entered the hotel business. His first hotel is located on Madeira Island where he was born and I went to see the CR7 Hotel last week.

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Porto Moniz.

Porto Moniz.

Porto Moniz used to be the center of the whaling industry on Madeira Island. It lasted from 1941 until 1981, but these days the town is mainly catering to tourists stopping there for lunch and for the fantastic views of Madeira’s rugged north coast.

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Camara de Lobos.

Camara de Lobos.

Madeira is a very popular tourist island and most towns have hotels and resorts that creates a lot of jobs and income. But in the middle of all this, you have Camara de Lobos, where the people still live life the way they did before mass tourism arrived.

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