A rainy day on Madeira: things to do

A rainy day on Madeira: things to do

A rainy day on Madeira?

Finally on holidays on Madeira and waking up to a rainy day ? Madeira is known for its year around good climate, but it does rain as well. Due to the many micro-climates, it may not rain everywhere on Madeira, so do check the webcams for dry or sunny weather. Nevertheless here is a list of activities when it is raining.

“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.” – Author Unknown

Visit a museum

There are many different types of museums in Funchal and around Madeira.  Here is a small selection:

CR7 Museum
CR7 Museum

Go to a cultural event


  • Have an afternoon tea at the Reid’s Palace in Funchal (do count approx. 30EUR per person)
  • Go shopping in one of Madeira’s shopping malls – the three largest ones are Madeira Shopping, La Vie and Forum Madeira.  Hence choose yours.
  • Treat yourself to a special meal – The Michelin Guide recommends 11 restaurants on the island.  However, there are many other delicious restaurants on Madeira.
  • After food, why not visit a Madeira wine company such as Blandy’s for example and sample different Madeira wines after the tour of the cellars, the warehouses etc.
  • Treat yourself – spa, massage, ayurveda session, ….
  • Another idea if you still have not found something to your liking? How about a tour in the Casino

Madeira Massage
Madeira Massage

Rainproof sports activities

Madeira Scuba Diving
Madeira Scuba Diving


  • Maybe you could also escape with a good book. Some books even have Madeira as scenery.
    • Here are a few examples in English:
      • Distant Music by Lee Langley
      • Black Kestrel: A Story of Madeira byDon Silva
      • Breath of Suspicion by Elizabeth Ferrars
      • Bride of Zarco by Margaret Rome
      • The complete list of books
    • Here are a few examples in German:
      • Das Haus auf der Blumeninse von Christiane Lind
      • Das Lied der Sturmvögel von Anna Levin
      • Mord auf der Levada : Ein Madeirakrimi von Joyce Summer
      • Madeira Grab : Comissario Avila ermittelt von Joyce Summer
      • And many more
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Similarly,  there are many activities to discover on Madeira for non rainy days.  Firstly visit our tested and approved activities.  Secondly check out all other activities available on this beautiful island.

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