Four Views Hotels

Destination: Madeira

Four Views Hotels

Madeira welcomes every visitor with open arms and offers unique moments that leave anyone with a full heart. More than a journey, a collection of memories.

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We invite you to discover Madeira Island, an island with a peculiar history, rich heritage, unmistakable colours and flavours, unique events and breathtaking scenery.
Let yourself be carried away by the mystique of the natural beauty of the Archipelago and discover the island through the eyes of those who live here and know it like no other.
Our employees as an integral part of the local community are the ideal partner to plan your holiday and help write an unforgettable page in your memory.

With maximum temperatures ranging from 25ºC in summer to 20ºC in winter, the climate allows the practice of various activities and sports throughout the year, whether by land, air or sea.
Mountain biking, canyoning, golf, jeep safari, lavada walks, paragliding, coasteering, diving, dolphin and whale watching are some of the unique activities you won’t forget.
For more information and reservations please inform yourself at the reception of our hotels.

Protected Areas
Benefiting from a unique beauty and heritage and the recognition by the population of the necessity of protect its most valuable resource led to the early establishment of some nature reserves on the island, for example:
Deserted Islands – A set of 3 small islands located southeast of Madeira Island, formed by steep cliffs, rocks and reddish ash. It is home to about 30 specimens of an endangered seal species popularly known as the “Sea Wolf” or “Monk Seal”, Tarantulas, and other species of reptiles and seabirds.
”Selvagens” Islands – Located 250 kilometres from Madeira Island, they have unique characteristics that have led to the protection of natural habitats and biodiversity, including the many species of seabirds that inhabit there.
Nature Reserves of Garajau and Ponta de São Lourenço – The presence of a peculiar fauna and flora in these areas where we can see some specimens of Mantas, Jamantas and Meros led the Madeiran Government to define these areas as unique heritage assets and where human access is controlled in order to protect these species.

Cultural Tradition
Little more than 600 years have passed since the discovery of Madeira Island, but it was enough time to provide the region with a unique culture, traditions and customs.
With the predominance of the Catholic religion on the Island many customs are related to this theme, we speak for example of the masses, of the “arraiais” (popular celebrations of a religious nature) and of the Philharmonic Bands.
The folklore and the regional costume is the genuine manifestation of the cultural tradition of the Madeiran people.
The typical “bailinho”, with its rhythm, music and peculiar dances describe the local traditions, love, satire and experiences.
Traditional instruments such as Braguinha and the viola de arame complete the experience that more than seen should be lived, and the “vilões” as the dancers are known make sure of involving the audience in their performance.
A rich gastronomy characterized by a palette of exotic flavors and colors makes the delight of our visitors.
The “bolo do caco ” with garlic butter, the kebab, the black swordfish, the corn and the drinks like the poncha, the niquita and the “pé de cabra” always complicate the decision in choosing the menu.

Museums and Archaeology
The museums are the greatest expression of the preservation of the history of the island, its development, culture, economic and cultural evolution as well as the impact of the Madeiran people that took the name of Madeira Island to all continents.
Museological Nucleus, Route of Cal – Located in São Vicente, this nucleus demonstrates the journey made by the workers of the lime kiln many years ago. Two limestone quarries, a limestone kiln and fossils over five million years old can also be observed.
The Sugar City Museum – A space dedicated to one of the most striking phases of the island’s history known as the white gold cycle, reflects the importance of sugar as one of the most important sources of wealth between the 15th and 19th centuries.
Whale Museum – Here the history of whaling in the Region is depicted, with a valuable collection demonstrating the difficulties and experiences of whalers. Here you can see various utensils and models of whales and dolphins.
Sacred Art Museum – One of the oldest and best preserved museums in Funchal, where you can see collections of painting, sculpture and jewellery of the 15th and 16th centuries, from where Flemish art and Portuguese art stand out.

We promote with our guests a responsible stay and visit, with respect for the local culture, its customs, traditions and environmental heritage.
Respect the guidelines of local authorities, do not pollute the environment, wherever possible use public transport.
The fauna on Madeira Island plays an important role in the balance of nature and often arouse the curiosity of visitors, respect their space and protect their habitat so that we can all live in harmony.
Always act consciously, don’t take unnecessary risks so everyone can enjoy the best the island has to offer.
The locals are very liberal about the way visitors dress.
However, nudism is not allowed on the island and a more formal dress code may also be required for access to certain Bars and Restaurants.

For more information check our reception, our staff is very proud and aware of their luck in living in a place as special as Madeira Island and are happy to share their knowledge of the region with our visitors.

Life is much better when you visit Madeira!