Ribeira Brava Vacations

Explore the sights of Ribeira Brava, which is located 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the southwest of Madeira Island. This popular destination is approximately 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Madeira Airport.

Ribeira Brava is a great place to stay in Madeira Island as many of the city’s most popular attractions are nearby. Two destinations that should be at the top of every visitor’s list is the fascinating Formosa Beach and the much-loved Maderia Congress Center. If time permits, be sure to also visit the Quinta das Cruzes Museum and the Santa Clara Monastery.

Those interested in exhibits and shows will find some interesting museums, exhibits and venues in and around Ribeira Brava. Visit some of the interesting museums including the Madeira Story Centre Museum in Funchal, Cathedral Se and the Frederico de Freitas Museum. Pay a visit to the Funchal Sacred Art Museum in Funchal, to get your fix of art.

If the sun is shining get outdoors and make the most of the nearby green spaces. Go for a walk in one of the local parks and gardens, which include the Pregetter's Orchid Garden in Funchal and the Funchal Ecological Park Recreation Center.

A number of Madeira Island’s attractions are within driving distance of the Ribeira Brava area, including Quinta Palmeira in Funchal. Visitors with a passion for faith and religion will love the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte in Funchal.

To shop for local fashion and buy some souvenirs, set out to visit the Funchal Farmers Market in Funchal.

Come see local sporting heroes, the Club Sport Marítimo, take on their rivals at the iconic Barreiros Stadium, Funchal. On match days follow the sea of red and green, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join local soccer lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.

After a long day seeing the sights around Ribeira Brava, stay the night in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, it’s hard to go past the Pestana Casino Park Hotel & Casino, Funchal, the Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel, Funchal, and the Vidamar Resort Madeira, Funchal.

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