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 highlights

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)

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 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,783 holiday lettings near Funchal. From 988 Condos/Apartments to 476 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Funchal is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Funchal?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Funchal:

  • São Martinho: 850 holiday homes
  • Sao Pedro: 560 holiday homes
  • Monte: 118 holiday homes
  • Santo Antonio: 144 holiday homes
  • São Roque: 158 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Funchal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Funchal. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Funchal Marina: 2,453 holiday lettings
  • Madeira Casino: 2,455 holiday lettings
  • Museum of Natural History: 2,454 holiday lettings
  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,492 holiday lettings
  • Funchal Farmers Market: 2,450 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Funchal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Funchal?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 988 Condos/Apartments in Funchal. Our other popular types of Funchal holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 476 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 154 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 48 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Funchal?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 512 holiday homes with pool available in Funchal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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