GARDEN Of EDEN, BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GOD, PEARL
fact Madeira has many nicknames and for
sure all those who
visit this island are impressed by the beauty of its landscapes and the
luxuriance of its vegetation.
major part of its exoticflora
is imported from the 4
corners of the world by navigators, botanists and visitors.
you go, you will think you are in"an
open air garden", and you will
appreciate the colours and the scents of the trees
of Gabon, kapokiers) and flowers
(bougainvilleas, Birds of paradise (strelitzia), Anthuriums, Proteas, Arums,
is limited to
cows, goats and horses in the pastures.
will be able to observe many birds (+/-
200 species) and insects
(approximately 700 species) on the whole of the island and
famous "lagartixas" (lizards) which spend their time taking the
sun and frightening
benches and low walls.
also live in this turquoise water of the Atlantic; whales spend June to
there. We can see them sometimes
if we make a trip by boat.
triggerfishes and "merous"are a delightto all the divers.
information, colonies of seals
"lobos marinhos" also live on the coasts of
"Desertas" (deserted islands); declared world inheritance by UNESCO.
there are no dangerous animals on the island except"the scolopendre",
a kind of millipede, the bite of which is
not deadly. Feeling better ?
Then feel free to explore the island.