GPS Coordinates: Latitude 32°49'44.12"N Longitude 16°59'26.11"W
Madeira’s mild climate and sunshine make it the perfect year round destination. On its verdant northern shore, sheltered by the green mountains and the indigenous forest rising up behind it, the 4 star Monte Mar Palace Hotel stands on the Ponta Delgada Cliffs, with spectacular views over the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean.
Less than an hour away from Madeira’s international airport and a world away from the noise and bustle of modern life, it has never been as easy to get away from it all. And yet one is surrounded by attractions.
Visit the historic chapel of São Vicente Chapel or take a beautiful walk along the coast to visit São Vicente’s famous caves and volcano centre, where dramatic examples of geological phenomena give fascinating insights into Madeira’s volcanic past. Afterwards, take a stroll around the lovely village and a drink to appreciate just how quiet and unhurried life can be.
But the most unique feature you’ll find here is endemic Laurissilva Forest,proclaimed Natural Heritage by Unesco, the last remainder of an ancient subtropical forest that covered the whole of Southern Europe. It is this dense forest that gave Madeira (“wood” in Portuguese) its name and it still today hosts a unique collection of biodiversity. There is no better way of experiencing this than going on a levada walk along these fascinating irrigation canals, passing by waterfalls, spectacular views and other natural treasures.
Whether you choose to simply enjoy the serenity or to pack your visit with all the fascinating surrounding attractions, the Monte Mar Palace Hotel is ideally located for a completely relaxing holiday.