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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 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,728 holiday lettings near Funchal. From 965 Condos/Apartments to 432 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 are the most popular destinations to visit in Funchal?

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

  • Monte: 123 holiday homes
  • Santo Antonio: 138 holiday homes
  • São Martinho: 865 holiday homes
  • Santa Maria Maior: 482 holiday homes
  • Sao Pedro: 563 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Funchal! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Funchal?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Funchal with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Sao Goncalo: 1,504 holiday lettings
  • Arco Da Calheta: 1,157 holiday lettings
  • Caniço: 1,495 holiday lettings
  • Gaula: 1,488 holiday lettings
  • Lombo Do Doutor: 1,098 holiday lettings

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Funchal. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Palheiro Gardens: 2,384 holiday rentals
  • Funchal Marina: 2,516 holiday rentals
  • Vila Guida Garden Viewpoint: 2,462 holiday rentals
  • Madeira Casino: 2,521 holiday rentals
  • Museum of Natural History: 2,521 holiday 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 of holiday accommodations.

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