Madeira has always been one of the most expensive tourist destinations in Europe
because of the hotel and flight prices.However,
the island is becoming increasingly more accessible to the public at large.
Costs are becoming much more reasonable and there
are more and more guest and rural houses in the island.
There are still traces of the island's elitist
tourism. It can
be noticed in the way the tourists behave
when relaxing and
indulging in sport. Madeira is the ideal place for
Madeira is not only a vacation island for the elderly as
rumor has it. This
is no longer the case because it has something for everyone.
The innkeeper park is relatively important and is
constantly growing. Most of
the hotels have 4 or 5 stars.
Even in one with 3 stars you will
still be assured of high quality. Better deals are to
be had from travel agencies rather than coming on an individual basis.
Aditionnaly thos coming on their own may have problems finding
accommodation, which in Madeira is very varied.
"Quintas" (dwellings of farmers and rich persons reconverted into hotels), Tourist apartments, Rural houses,
"Pousadas" (guest-houses ) ....
yet there are no camping facilities on the island but in
the mountains one is permitted to sleep in the open
Anyway for more
information consult the "contacts page"