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Madeira is on the Top10 of the RadioTimes list for best fishing destinations in the world. The list was suggested by the expert angler Rae Borras, the presenter of BT Sport’s new fishing show.

“8. Madeira

For many anglers the giant blue marlin, which can grow to weights in excess of 1,000lbs, is the ultimate piscine catch. The island of Madeira, sitting 360 miles off the west coast of Africa is a magnet for these giant ocean predators and a world record fish is always a possibility. Just a few hours flying from the UK, Madeira is a great tourist destination as well as an angler’s paradise. You had better make sure you are fit, as the longest recorded fight with a marlin was over 30 hours (and it got away!).”

Read the full article here: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-09-04/10-best-fishing-destinations-in-the-world

Photo: http://on.fb.me/1yjngN9

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Ação desportiva para a proteção do clima: Dois remadores Alemães juntaram-se para enfrentar um percurso de 47 km no Atlântico, entre as Ilhas do Porto Santo e Madeira.

Veit Quack e Anna Warnke procuram com esta ação de remo, e em cooperação com a organização “German Watch” alertar as pessoas para os perigos da elevação do nível do mar.

Madeira / Bonn (19 de agosto de 2014). Completamente exaustos, com braços e pernas a doer, mas muito felizes, Veit Quack (43) na noite passada junto com sua parceira de remo Anna Warnke (40) atracaram na Madeira.

A equipa de dois remadores, em cerca de oito horas, dentro de um pequeno barco de duplo-remo, conseguiram enfrentar o longo trajecto de 47 km entre a ilha do Porto Santo e a Madeira – situadas no meio do Atlântico.

A forte motivação dos remadores tem origem não só na sua ambição desportiva, mas também na mensagem que eles querem transmitir, em cooperação com a organização de meio ambiente e desenvolvimento “German Watch” da cidade de Bonn. “É importante que tudo seja feito para controlar a mudança climática e, portanto, a liderança Alemã no combate à mudança climática deve continuar”, diz Quack. “Com esta ação queremos alertar para o aumento dos níveis do mar que ameaça milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo”.

Para Veit Quack o sucesso veio na segunda tentativa: Há um ano, ele já havia tentado concluir este percurso com um parceiro -, nessa ocasião tiveram que desistir após horas de batalha contra ondas com mais de um metro de altura. Desta vez não foi necessário a ajuda do barco de apoio “M.Y. Balancal”. O Atlântico oriental mostrou-se mais amigável do que da última vez. Ainda assim, foi um desafio para os remadores experientes e exigiu um grande esforço de ambos. “É claro que é muito diferente das minhas voltas de prática habituais nos lagos e rios de Berlim. As ondas, as forças que obrigam correções de rumo constante, o vento cruzado e o esforço psicológico, quando a ilha atrás passa a ser um ponto no horizonte e à nossa volta só vemos água, estas são horas que você nunca vai esquecer e onde é mais difícil de persistir”, diz Quack.

O percurso foi desde início uma experiência muito agradável, começando com um grupo de golfinhos que por um tempo acompanharam os dois remadores. “Nós ouvimos os animais respirarem muito perto de nós”, diz Quack. Mais tarde, o estreito até a Ponta de São Lourenço (Madeira), foi dramático. Quack: “A corrente estava muito forte e haviam ondas íngremes e completamente imprevisíveis.” Durante o tempo todo acompanhou um barco de apoio o “M.Y. Balancal”, que em caso de emergência poderia intervir

German Watch: Pedindo ao governo federal Alemão por mais empenho em atingir as metas climáticas

Klaus Milke, CEO da “German Watch”, foi um dos primeiros a felicitar a equipa por telefone. “Estamos muito satisfeitos que Veit Quack e Anna Warnke tenham conseguido atingir o seu objectivo e esperamos que a sua grande força e persistência venham a potenciar uma maior exposição à perigosa mudança climática “, disse Milke. O destinatário dessa ação é, em primeiro lugar, o governo federal Alemão.” Para a Alemanha as suas metas de protecção climática auto-impostas para 2020 ainda são  atingíveis, mas precisamos de uma estratégia de implementação concreta anunciada pela ministra do Meio Ambiente Barbara Hendricks. O seu plano de ação climática terá como alvo reduzir as emissões de CO2 criadas em 40 por cento. Pede-se uma ação concreta e compreensível! “Após um declínio nas emissões  que durou cerca de um ano na Alemanha, as emissões voltaram a subir recentemente devido ao boom do carvão.

 

Summer Golf Special

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Special Offer for Golf Wing Rooms & Suites

Enjoy free golf at the Palheiro Golf course for the duration of your stay in all Golf Wing Rooms and Suites.

Offer valid for new bookings with stay between 7th of June and 30th of September 2014 (minimum 7 nights stay)

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Special Offer for Garden Wing Rooms

2 Complimentary Green Fees per person at the Palheiro Golf course for Garden Wing Room bookings.

Offer valid for new bookings with stay between 7th of June and 31st of August 2014 (minimum 7 nights stay)

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For further information and booking requests please contact:
Phone: +351 291 790 350 | Email: reservations.casavelha@palheiroestate.com | www.casa-velha.com

XXXV Madeira Music Festival

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Programme | 2014

June, 6th – Friday
XXXV Madeira Music Festival – Organised by the Madeira Cultural Affairs Department/SRT 9.30pm – Concert by the Madeira Classical Orchestra of – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June, 7th – Saturday
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
6pm – Concert by the Amarcord Vocal Ensemble – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre
9pm/10.15pm – 11pm/00.30am – Start of Summer Musical Show by the Madeira Light Orchestra – Entrance of Funchal’s Pier
10.30pm – Pyromusical Show by Sucessos Q.B. – Produções Artísticas, Lda. (Portugal) – Theme: “Baladas de Rock” (Rock Ballads) – outer pier of the Port of Funchal (20 minutes)

June, 8th – Sunday
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
6pm – Violin, guitar, double bass, piano and cajón flamenco concert by the Covent Garden Soloists & Chambao Soloists/Freemix Quintet – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June, 9th – Monday
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
9.30pm – Clarinet, viola and piano concert by the Flanders Festival Trio – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June, 10th – Tuesday
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
9.30pm – Piano Solo Recital by Louise Tend – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June,12th – Thursday
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
9.30pm – Concert for Violin, concertmaster’s cello, viola, bass guitar, traverso flute and harpsichord by La Petite Bande – Programme: Johann Sebastian Bach- Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June, 13th – Friday
XXV Regional Bread Fair – Largo da Restauração, by the Funchal Lions Club
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
9.30pm – Concert by the La Venexiana group and Claudio Cavina -Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June, 14th – Saturday
XXV Regional Bread Fair – Largo da Restauração, by the Funchal Lions Club
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
5pm – Dance show by the Quorum Ballet – Programme: “Um Outro Olhar” (Another Look), “Mesa” (Table) and “Excentric Concentric” – Casa das Mudas Auditorium, Calheta
9pm/10.15pm – Start of Summer Musical Show by the Madeira Light Orchestra – Entrance of Funchal’s Pier
10.30pm – Pyromusical Show by Sirius Pyrotechnics (Canada) – Theme: “Jump” –outer pier of the Port of Funchal (20 minutes)
11pm – Serenade by the Madeiran Group of Fados de Coimbra – Largo da Restauração

June, 15th – Sunday
XXV Regional Bread Fair – Largo da Restauração, by the Funchal Lions Club
XXXV Madeira Music Festival
11am – Dance show by the Quorum Ballet – Programme: “A Cidade Verde e a Cidade Azul” (The Green City and the Blue City) – Casa das Mudas Auditorium, Calheta
5pm – Dance show by the Quorum Ballet – Programme: “Um Outro Olhar” (Another Look), “Mesa” (Table) and “Excentric Concentric” – Casa das Mudas Auditorium, Calheta

June, 16th to 22nd
Regional Arts Week: Garden Party, Gatherings of artistic disciplines, Regional Exhibition of Artistic Expression, Regional Painting Competition and ESCOLartes – Organisation: Regional Secretariat for Education and Human Resources – Regional Directorate of Education / Services Directorate of Arts Education and Multimedia – SRT Infoarte Space, Avenida Arriaga Central Walkways, Avenida Zarco, Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre, Municipal Garden Auditorium and Madeira Técnopolo

June, 21th – Saturday
9pm/10.15pm – 11pm/00.30am – Start of Summer Musical Show by the Madeira Light Orchestra – Entrance of Funchal’s Pier
10.30pm – Pyromusical Show by Pyrofel Pirotecnia, Lda. (Portugal) – Theme: “Rasgos de Luz” (Flashing Lights) – outer pier of the Port of Funchal (20 minutes)

June, 28th – Saturday
9pm/10.15pm – 11pm/00.30am – Start of Summer Musical Show by the Madeira Light Orchestra – Entrance of Funchal’s Pier
10.30pm – Pyromusical Show by Macedos Piromusical Pirotecnia, Lda. (Portugal) – Theme: “Utopia” –outer pier of the Port of Funchal (20 minutes)

Check the official website of the event: http://www.festivaldemusicadamadeira.com

Information: Madeira Tourism

IX Sixteenth Century Market

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Machico hosts the 9th edition of the 16th-century Market, an event that evokes the historical period of the discovery of the island, which has gained a prominent cultural status.

Organized by the Municipal Council of Machico and in partnership with the Elementary and Secondary Schools of Machico, this initiative takes place in Machico´s downtown at Largo da Praça, in Alameda Dr. José António de Almada, and oers a number of cultural and musical activities.

Information: Madeira Tourism

 

Atlantic Festival 2014 Edition

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The Atlantic Festival, an event that marks the beginning of the summer season in Madeira, will this year integrate a diverse set of initiatives spread throughout the month of June, most importantly the pyromusical shows; the Madeira Music Festival and the Regional Arts Week.

The pyromusical shows will be held on four consecutive Saturdays of the month of June, at 10:30pm at the pier outside the Pontinha, with wonderful and exciting performances, lasting about 20 minutes each, which combine fireworks and music in a unique experience for tourists and residents.
The four pyromusical shows will place in competition companies that will dispute a trophy attributed by public vote through internet, and tombola’s located in strategic venues of Funchal city centre (City Pier – day of the show, Dolce Vita, Marina Shopping, Madeira Tourism Board).

Information: Madeira Tourism

FLOWER FESTIVAL 2014 – 1st to 7th May

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The 2014 edition of the Madeira Flower Festival takes place between the 1st and 7th May in Funchal, with different activities involved.

Programme:

Theme: “Mother, a world of flowers for you”

May 1st to 7th
Flower Carpets – Central walkways of Avenida Arriaga and Largo do Chafariz
Flower Market depicting “Charolas“ celebration – Central walkways of Avenida Arriaga, between the Cathedral and the Regional Secretariat
for Culture, Tourism and Transports
The Kingdom of Flowers – Young women dressed in costumes depicting flowers pageant in the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga
(until May, 4th )
59th Flower Exhibition at Largo da Restauração – Organised by the Regional Secretariat for Environment and Natural Resources
“Madeira Embroidery inspired by Flowers” – Organised by the Madeira Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts Institute (IVBAM) – Central
walkway of Avenida Arriaga, in front of Loja do Cidadão
“World Flowers Photos” – Photography exhibition by Carlos Capelão – Espaço Infoarte at the Regional Secretariat for Culture, Tourism and
Transports

Thursday, 1st May
Official opening of the Flower Festival
3pm – 8pm – Performances by the Casa do Povo da Camacha Folk Group in Funchal city centre
5pm – 6pm – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Themed workshop: Black scabbard fish and traditional pork in a wine and garlic marinade:
history and confection – Largo do Chafariz
Friday, May 2nd
10am – Noon – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Themed workshop: Honey Cake: history and confection – Largo do Chafariz
10am – 3pm – Performances by the Monteverde Folk Group in Funchal city centre
10.30am – 2pm – Demonstrations of flower arranging by Madeira Flower Club (NAFAS) – exhibition until May 6th, from 10am to 4pm – at
Funchal’s English Church
3pm – 8pm – Performances by the Boa Nova Ethnography and Folk Group in Funchal city centre

Saturday, May 3rd
Children’s Parade and Wall of Hope Ceremony:
9am – Children gathering at Avenida Arriaga, in front of the Municipal Garden
10am – Children’s Parade – Itinerary: Avenida Arriaga, Avenida Zarco, Rua Câmara Pestana and Praça do Município
11am – Symbolic construction of the Wall of Hope at Praça do Município – Release of doves and a show for children by an entertainment
group
10am – Noon – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Themed workshop: Regional Fruit and Vegetables – An orchard in the Atlantic – Largo do
Chafariz
3pm – 8pm – Performances by the Casa do Povo da Camacha Folk Group in Funchal city centre

Sunday, May 4th
10am – Noon – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Carving show: decorations with floral elements – Largo do Chafariz
10am – 3pm – Folklore Performances by the Camacha Recreational and Cultural Association in Funchal city centre
4pm – Flower Festival Parade
Order and theme of the groups participating in the Float Parade
-“30 Years in Bloom” – João Egídio Rodrigues
- “The Magic Forest” – Sorrisos de Fantasia
- “Mother…Six Letters” (Mãe… Três Letras) – Isabel Borges
- “Carpet of flowers for all the mothers in the world” – Samba Caneca Furada School
- “Mother, an Orchid for you” – Geringonça Entertainment Association
- “For you, Mother…” – Fábrica de Sonhos
- “ Mother´s Tribute” – Turma do Funil
- “The Smile of Flowers” – Fura Samba Association
- “Madeira, Mother and May” – Bairro da Argentina Sports, Cultural and Recreational Association
Itinerary: Starting point at Funchal’s Harbour roundabout, Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro, Francisco Sá Carneiro roundabout, Avenida do Mar e
das Comunidades Madeirenses (south lane) to Praça da Autonomia

Monday, May 5th
10am – 3pm – Folklore Performances by the Camacha Recreational and Cultural Association in Funchal city centre
3pm – 8pm – Performances by the Boa Nova Ethnography and Folk Group in Funchal city centre

Tuesday, May 6th
2pm – 7pm – Performances by the Monteverde Folk Group in Funchal city centre

Wednesday, May 7th
11am – 4pm – Folklore Performances by the Camacha Cultural and Recreational Association Group in Funchal city centre

May, 10th and 11th
III Reid’s Palace Classic Auto Show 2014

Information: Madeira Tourism

 

madeiraultratrail

The 2014 edition of the Madeira Ultra Trail takes place between 10 and 13th April 2014 and the registration period ends on the 28th February 2014.

Another edition of the Madeira Ultra Trail competition will take place in April. This is a demanding sporting event that has been gaining more and more followers.
The 2013 edition had close to 450 athletes from a total of 18 different nationalities, who challenged the island peaks surrounded by breath taking landscapes.

On this sixth edition, the participants will, once again, attempt to complete the 116 kilometer course in the shortest possible time, running along the highest peaks of the island. Besides the main course, the MIUT includes three other individual races covering a correspondingly distance of 85, 42 and 20 kilometres.

Choose your race and register on the official event website: madeiraultratrail.com

 

Information by Madeira Tourism – www.visitmadeira.pt

festa dos compadres

The ‘Festa dos Compadres’ marks the opening of the Carnival season in Madeira, a tradition going back to more than 50 years, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Santana.”

For more information: www.cm-santana.com

Source: http://www.visitmadeira.pt

Casa Velha announces a new facility

We are delighted to offer our guests the possibility of swimming in the nearby Marine Reserve of the Lido Galomar Beach in Canico De Baixo.

This sheltered bay with its crystal clear water and unique lava finger rock has been recognized as one of the best diving and snorkelling spots in Madeira Island. During the year, there are frequent visit of a friendly monk seal, a protected species in Madeira’s Marine Reserves.

With year-round water temperatures between 18 and 25 degrees it is always swimming season under the watchful eyes of the lifeguards.

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