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AIRPORT TRANSFERS
 
For your convenience, upon request, we can organise you a private transfer between the airport and the apartment for 25 EUR each way (+5 EUR from 23h00 to 7h00), to be paid directly to the driver.
 
Door to door, regardless the number of people and how much luggage. This will be cheaper and more comfortable than hiring a taxi.
 
The driver will be waiting for you at the arrival lounge with a sign with your name on it, and help you with your luggage.
 
After a long travel process, from the luggage packing to the arrival at the destination, particularly after a long flight, you will enjoy having one less thing to worry about.
 


 
RENTAL CAR
 
In case you plan to rent a car to explore the island, we strongly recommend ILHARENT (local rental car company).
For your convenience, we will help you on the car rental arrangements, or you may get direct contact.
 
For better deals ask in advance for quotation. Mention you are our Guest to get any applicable exclusive special offer.
 
ILHARENT is a trustworthy, dynamic and efficient car rental company with very good personalised and friendly customer service.
They work with standards of excellence to achieve the highest customer expectation and satisfaction, and long-term confidence.
Unlike many companies in the industry, ILHARENT includes all the expenses and rental conditions are clear, with no hidden additional costs.
Website www.ilharent.com (in progress)
 
Get the smallest car possible. Streets in towns are narrow and parking spaces are often tight.
 


 
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION – URBAN BUS SERVICE
 
On board ticket = 1.95 EUR (allows 1 single journey).
GIRO card for prepaid charges = 0.50 EUR.
Prepaid tickets charged from 2 to 9 trips = 1.35 EUR each. From 10 to 31 trips = 1.25 EUR each. For less than 45 minutes between buses, only 1 trip will be charged using prepaid tickets.
There are 1, 3, 5 and 7 days Tickets (4.60 EUR, 11.80 EUR, 16.20 EUR and 21.85 EUR) valid from the time of 1st validation in any route of the urban service, without limit of trips.
You can buy these tickets at the shop in Anadia Shopping Center and at the kiosk on the sea front promenade. You can use Cash or Debit Card.
 


 
EMERGENCIES
 
 
For a serious medical or ambulance, fire or police need, simply dial the European Emergency Free Number 112 from any landline or mobile phone.
Operators should speak also in English and French.
 
On minor events: 
For medical needs visit the local medical center.
In case you need police, you have PSP (Polícia de Segurança Pública) or GNR (Guarda Nacional Republicana).
 


 
SAFETY

 
Being one of the safest places in the world, you won’t need to take special precautions in Madeira.
 


 
PASSPORT AND VISA
 
 
Visitors from EU countries belonging to Schengen Agreement have unrestricted entry.
Visitors from non-Schengen countries need a valid passport and, in some cases, a visa.
 
Have always a copy of your passport. If you lose your passport you will still be able to use a copy as a temporary identification until replace it.
 


 
USEFUL CONTACTS

 
Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça “Cruz de Carvalho” t: +351.291705600
Hospital Dr. João de Almada t: +351.291780300
Hospital dos Marmeleiros t: +351.291705730
Ambulance / Paramedics Portuguese Red Cross (Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa) t: +351.291741115
Clinic Santa Luzia t: +351.291200000
Clinic Sé t: +351.291231777
Madeira Medical Center t: +351.291003300
Doctor Francis Zino t: +351.291742227 / +351.291763292  / +351.919900134
Chemist Shop Bom Sucesso (Farmácia) t: +351.291281483 
Police Public Security (PSP – Polícia de Segurança Pública) t: +351.291208400
Police GNR (Guarda Nacional Republicana) t: +351.291214460
Police Judicial (Polícia Judiciária) t: +351.291215600
Civil Protection Service t: +351.291700110 / +351.291700116
Fire Brigade (Bombeiros Municipais) t: +351.291200930 / +351.291222122
Fire Brigade Volunteer Firefighters (Bombeiros Voluntários) t: +351.291229115 / +351.291223056
Tourist Office Madeira t: +351.291211902
Airport Madeira Internacional t: +351.291520700
 


 
SHOPPING

 
GROCERY DELIVERY
Pingo Doce Supermarket in Anadia Shopping Center has delivering service (they will deliver the bags up to the kitchen).
The products will be stored in the correct temperatures until being delivered.
Before start purchasing, you just need to confirm available delivering hours.
Delivering service 6.50 EUR.
Free delivering service for people aged over 65 and purchases over 100 EUR.
You may have started your day with the shopping, have your activities during the day, and get your shopping delivered by the end of the day, without having to carry any supermarket bags.
 
BREAD VAN – DOOR TO DOOR HOUSEHOLD DELIVERY
Monday to Saturday around 18h00, and Sunday around 11h00 – the driver honks to announce his arrival, goes to the end of the street and when he drives back you may purchase your fresh bread.
 
SMALL GROCERY SHOP | BAKERY | PHARMACY
Grocery “Super Rio Mar” – Estrada da Boa Nova, 13, 9060-001 Funchal (opened Monday to Saturday from 8h30 to 21h00 and Sundays from 8h30 to 14h00).
Bakery “Padaria e Pastelaria Sésamo” – Estrada da Boa Nova, 13 C/D, 9060-001 Funchal (opened every day from 6h30 to 21h00).
Pharmacy “Farmácia Bom Sucesso” – Estrada da Boa Nova, 9 E, 9060-001 Funchal (opened Monday to Friday from 9h00 to 20h00, Saturday from 9h00 to 13h00, closed on Sunday).
 


 
CARNIVAL & FLOWER FESTIVAL 2018

 
GRANDSTAND SEATS – TICKETS

Tickets are booked with advance. Should you decide to get seats, we will help you to reserve tickets.
10 February 2018 – Great Allegoric Parade = 20 EUR per seat
13 February 2018 – Slapstick Parade = 5 EUR per seat
22 April 2018 – Great Allegoric Flower Parade = 30 EUR per seat
 


 
WALKING
 
Please be prepared with guide information and equipment. You can use our Walking Sticks, Torch and First Aid Kit.
Lets us know if you need any advise or recommendations.
 

UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT “LEVADAS”