Destination guide

Charming Funchal will entice you

The gardens, parks and ocean views display a scene truly unique to Funchal. Travelers to this romantic city praise the restaurants, shopping and sporting events. Take in top local attractions like Botanical Garden and Monte Palace Gardens. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Funchal

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Funchal has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Funchal-Monte Teleferico (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Funchal Cable Car - Monte Station (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Palheiro Golf Club (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • PR11 Vereda dos Balcões (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Quinta Da Junta (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Santo da Serra Golf Club (8 mi / 12.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Funchal

Travelers enjoy Funchal for its seaside and island views. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Funchal is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Botanical Garden (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Monte Palace Gardens (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Palheiro Gardens (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Funchal Municipal Garden (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Praça do Povo (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Complexo Balnear Barreirinha (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Funchal

Fly into Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo), the closest airport, located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Funchal?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,771 vacation rentals near Funchal. From 991 Condos/Apartments to 462 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Funchal for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Funchal?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Funchal. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • São Martinho: 855 vacation rentals
  • Santa Maria Maior: 480 vacation rentals
  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,487 vacation rentals
  • Sé: 520 vacation rentals
  • Sao Pedro: 561 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Funchal! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Funchal?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Funchal:

  • Arco Da Calheta: 1,118 rentals
  • Ponta Do Sol: 1,442 rentals
  • Paul Do Mar: 845 rentals
  • Estreito da Calheta: 1,052 rentals
  • Caniço: 1,460 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Funchal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Funchal. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,487 rentals
  • Funchal Marina: 2,444 rentals
  • Funchal Farmers Market: 2,441 rentals
  • Formosa Beach: 2,525 rentals
  • Madeira Casino: 2,446 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Funchal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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