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Saturday, June 27, 2015

São Pedro Ribeira Brava

If your going to São Pedro festival this weekend in Ribeira Brava Rodoeste are putting on a special service.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Extra treat after Fireworks on Saturday.

Those going to see the last of the fireworks displays on Saturday evening as part of the Atlantic Festival, will after the display be treated to a "flyboard" show in the marina. 

This is the first time for a flyboard display and the goal is to surprise and score a positive ending to the Atlantic Festival


Tips for Kids in Madeira

From the blog From Madeira to Mars, here is a great guide to entertain kids while you holiday in Madeira.

Enjoy the summer fun, and this guide, to help keep the little ones busy.


Camera de Lobos celebrate São Pedro

Its the last of the saints festivals this month. São Pedro will be celebrated this weekend, with one of the larges all nigh parties in Ribeira Brava 28-29th June

Camera de Lobos will also celebrate and having seen photos of the decorations, its looking pretty spectacular.

This from the Jornal

 Between 26 to June 30, the Câmara de Lobos municipality is organizing another edition of the Feasts of St. Peter that take place around the Nossa Senhora da Conceição Chapel, Bay and extending the New Beach Street.
The musical level programming is diverse, looking for cover various public and ensuring the artistic quality of the groups and participating artists:

26 June
22:00 Spot the Difference Band
23H00 LUIS DAMS
June 27
22:00 BANDA MUNICIPAL DE LOBOS Cª, "SONGS OF OUR LIFE"
23H00 GALAXIA
June 29 (Monday)
Vania Fernandes 21H30
22H30 - BILL OF THURSDAY
June 30 ( Tuesday)
21H30 Six Po 'Half Dozen
23H00 OqueStrada

Also noteworthy, the holding of Popular Marches of St. Peter on the night
of June 28, starting at 21:30, which will include the participation of 9 groups and approximately 1000 marchers.By 00:00, and after the marches, there will be the pyromusical spectacle, which includes a multimedia component with fire firework and laser inside the Câmara de Lobos Bay, lasting nine minutes. 
At the level of Gastronomy in addition to the traditional pubs, will feature five esteemed restaurants of the county, including restaurants Adega da Quinta, The Beach, The Cable Car, The flavors of the Corral and The Pebble, which will prepare hors d'oeuvres and culinary specialties of Câmara de Lobos . 


Regency Palace Closes

Sad news to see that the Regency Palace Hotel will close its doors next week, making over 100 staff unemployed. Lots of owners in timeshare are going to loose out and will be a shame to see another empty building In Funchal.This part of Funchal already has another large empty hotel , plus apartment blocks which have been started and not completed.

This is from the Jornal website 

Having sought to intervene on several occasions, to generate consensus and find a solution to avoid this outcome, it is with great concern that the Regional Secretariat for the Economy, Tourism and Culture sees the news of the Regency Palace Hotel closing, conveyed today in media.
In a statement, SRETC said that either from the creditor banking institutions of the management company, either from the Union of Workers of Hotels Madeira, the shop stewards of the hotel unit and the insolvency administrator, the Government "all made to prevent this closure, calling on the reasonableness and warning of the adverse effects that such a decision would entail both for workers and for the destination image. " 
Existing in the Region hotel units going through similar processes, which remains, however, open at SRETC says regret "that the involved banks have failed to converge in the common interest, choosing the path of recovery of this venture." 
In conclusion, the SRETC appreciates it a "highly negative decision for the image and for the reputation of our destination that unfortunately still calls into question a hundred professionals, serving the Madeira tourism, all made ​​to honor the good name and the tourist culture that distinguishes us in the market.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tukxi Madeira

Tukxi Madeira have just posted a promotional video for the company.
Please check them out on Facebook  or take a look at their Website here.


Christmas Lights

Front page news on the Diario yesterday.
We all remember last years Christmas Lights Fiasco, well this year promises to return to the more traditional decoration and colour. A budget of 2 million euros will be used opposed to the 945,000 that was used last year.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Porto Santo

With the news that Residents of Madeira will get cheaper travel to Porto Santo from November this year, I thought I would share a few photos from a friends Facebook Page, Porto Santo Aqui & Agora (here & now)

The discount travel, (Prices not yet available) will run in the low season months to try and help Porto Santo's economy. This could run between November- April.




Monday, June 22, 2015

Zion Project Bar Opens

The Zion Project is back in business as summer starts. The beach bar can be found on Praia dos Anjos in Ponta do Sol, and well worth a visit. Great summer days and summer nights can be had with cocktails, BBQ, music and more. Great for all ages.

Give their FACEBOOK PAGE a like.....