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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The fan shop at the stadium in Setubal.

The fan shop at the stadium in Setubal.

Setubal is a nice altenative to Lisbon when it comes to watching Portuguese football. And Setubal is less than an hours drive from Lisbon. Setubal is also where Jose Mourinho grew up.

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The Azores.

The Azores.

The Azores is one of the most unspoilt tourist destinations in the world, if you like nature based activities and enjoy being in a place where people mostly live from farming and fishing.

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