A unique cosmopolitan city

Funchal holidays can be enjoyed in a resort whose name is thought to be derived from the Portuguese word 'funcho', which translates as fennel in English - Funchal is a unique, cosmopolitan city in the south east of the island of Madeira.

Funchal Deals

Visit the famous botanical gardens

It has gentle slopes leading from sea level up to around 1200 metres which provide a natural amphitheatre-like environment creating a natural shelter, which provides some of the best weather on the island.

Funchal is the island’s capital and has a colonial feel to it, true to its Portuguese roots, and a mix of the old and the new with its traditional markets and modern shopping centres. It has a thriving international port, an attractive seafront promenade lined with palm trees and a black pebble beach 10 minutes from the resort centre. Accommodation for late deals to Funchal centres on quality upmarket hotels, many of which offer guests an option to upgrade to their ‘flexi-dine’ packages.

Currency: Euro

Language: Portuguese

Time Difference: GMT -0

Religion: Roman Catholic

Pay Funchal a visit and see Madeira at its finest

This means that you can book on a bed and breakfast basis and then have the option to choose how many evening meals you want included in your stay. This, understandably, appeals to many holidaymakers, and can lead to finding great cheap deals to Madeira. Funchal holidays can be spent enjoying days out visiting the famous botanical gardens or the Se Cathedral or hurtle down the gentle slopes of the city in the popular ‘snowless’ toboggan run.

On an evening, if you’ve still got the energy, put your luck to the test at Funchal’s casino. One of the city’s highlights however is the annual light display commencing in December, where approximately half a million lights are switched on around Funchal, illuminating many buildings and the main promenade. This culminates in what’s said to be the world’s largest firework display on New Year’s Eve – one mighty celebration! Pay Funchal a visit and see Madeira at its finest. Book late to Funchal online here at Latedeals.co.uk.

Places to Visit


– There are so may gardens throughout the island that it is hard to recommend one over another, however, wherever you stay, try to make time to visit one nearby as the planning, landscaping, fragrance and most of all colour are simply breathtaking.


– Take a guided walk through the stunning countryside around Funchal, reaching places only accessible on foot, and meet the local flora and fauna in all its colourful glory.