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Living like a local

section type iconAccommodations

Nomad approved accommodation

Each accommodation has:

  • a dedicated workspace

  • good Wifi speed guaranteed by the hosts

  • high rating

  • good location

  • great vibes & style

Coliving space
1
Quinta do Cabeço Alto
Coliving space
Coliving space
5 stars
5 stars
$$
$$
Quinta do Cabeço Altoopen link

A coliving & coworking space located in Santo da Serra.

2
Tropical House
$$
$$
Tropical Houseopen link

Spacious house with a work desk and fast Wifi guaranteed.

3
The Banana House
Coliving space
Coliving space
$
$
The Banana Houseopen link

A small coliving space that feels like you rented a house with a few friends!

4
Outsite Ponta do Sol
Coliving space
Coliving space
$$
$$
4.9 stars
4.9 stars
Outsite Ponta do Solopen link

A nomad's favorite coliving space, worldwide.

5
Coliving & Coworking Villa
Coliving space
Coliving space
$$
$$
Coliving & Coworking Villaopen link

A spacious villa equipped for remote workers.

6
Old Ponta Do Sol
$$
$$
Old Ponta Do Solopen link

Modern apartment with a great monthly discount!

7
Fajã de Cima Lodge
$$
$$
Fajã de Cima Lodgeopen link

A cozy house in the nature in Sao Vicente, Madeira.

8
Casa do Miradouro
$$
$$
Casa do Miradouroopen link

1-bedroom apartment with an incredible rooftop view.

9
Ocean View Apartment
$$
$$
Ocean View Apartmentopen link

Incredible ocean views and guaranteed good Wifi!

10
1-Bedroom Apartment
$$$
$$$
1-Bedroom Apartment open link

Beautiful 1-bedroom apartment on a cliff, overlooking the ocean.

11
Estalagem da Ponta do Sol
4.6 stars
4.6 stars
$$
$$
Estalagem da Ponta do Solopen link

Recommendation from Pema, our nomadic content creator!

12
1905 Zinos Palace
4.7 stars
4.7 stars
$$
$$
1905 Zinos Palaceopen link

Recommendation from Pema, our nomadic content creator!

13
An Island Apart agency
$$
$$
An Island Apart agencyopen link

Agency specializing in long-term stays (+ you'll get a discount at Cowork Funchal for stays longer than 28 days!)

1
Quinta do Cabeço Alto
Coliving space
Coliving space
5 stars
5 stars
$$
$$
Quinta do Cabeço Altoopen link

A coliving & coworking space located in Santo da Serra.

2
Tropical House
$$
$$
Tropical Houseopen link

Spacious house with a work desk and fast Wifi guaranteed.

3
The Banana House
Coliving space
Coliving space
$
$
The Banana Houseopen link

A small coliving space that feels like you rented a house with a few friends!

4
Outsite Ponta do Sol
Coliving space
Coliving space
$$
$$
4.9 stars
4.9 stars
Outsite Ponta do Solopen link

A nomad's favorite coliving space, worldwide.

5
Coliving & Coworking Villa
Coliving space
Coliving space
$$
$$
Coliving & Coworking Villaopen link

A spacious villa equipped for remote workers.

6
Old Ponta Do Sol
$$
$$
Old Ponta Do Solopen link

Modern apartment with a great monthly discount!

7
Fajã de Cima Lodge
$$
$$
Fajã de Cima Lodgeopen link

A cozy house in the nature in Sao Vicente, Madeira.

8
Casa do Miradouro
$$
$$
Casa do Miradouroopen link

1-bedroom apartment with an incredible rooftop view.

9
Ocean View Apartment
$$
$$
Ocean View Apartmentopen link

Incredible ocean views and guaranteed good Wifi!

10
1-Bedroom Apartment
$$$
$$$
1-Bedroom Apartment open link

Beautiful 1-bedroom apartment on a cliff, overlooking the ocean.

11
Estalagem da Ponta do Sol
4.6 stars
4.6 stars
$$
$$
Estalagem da Ponta do Solopen link

Recommendation from Pema, our nomadic content creator!

12
1905 Zinos Palace
4.7 stars
4.7 stars
$$
$$
1905 Zinos Palaceopen link

Recommendation from Pema, our nomadic content creator!

13
An Island Apart agency
$$
$$
An Island Apart agencyopen link

Agency specializing in long-term stays (+ you'll get a discount at Cowork Funchal for stays longer than 28 days!)

1
Quinta do Cabeço Alto
Coliving space
Coliving space
5 stars
5 stars
$$
$$
Quinta do Cabeço Altoopen link

A coliving & coworking space located in Santo da Serra.

2
Tropical House
$$
$$
Tropical Houseopen link

Spacious house with a work desk and fast Wifi guaranteed.

3
The Banana House
Coliving space
Coliving space
$
$
The Banana Houseopen link

A small coliving space that feels like you rented a house with a few friends!

4
Outsite Ponta do Sol
Coliving space
Coliving space
$$
$$
4.9 stars
4.9 stars
Outsite Ponta do Solopen link

A nomad's favorite coliving space, worldwide.

5
Coliving & Coworking Villa
Coliving space
Coliving space
$$
$$
Coliving & Coworking Villaopen link

A spacious villa equipped for remote workers.

6
Old Ponta Do Sol
$$
$$
Old Ponta Do Solopen link

Modern apartment with a great monthly discount!

7
Fajã de Cima Lodge
$$
$$
Fajã de Cima Lodgeopen link

A cozy house in the nature in Sao Vicente, Madeira.

8
Casa do Miradouro
$$
$$
Casa do Miradouroopen link

1-bedroom apartment with an incredible rooftop view.

9
Ocean View Apartment
$$
$$
Ocean View Apartmentopen link

Incredible ocean views and guaranteed good Wifi!

10
1-Bedroom Apartment
$$$
$$$
1-Bedroom Apartment open link

Beautiful 1-bedroom apartment on a cliff, overlooking the ocean.

11
Estalagem da Ponta do Sol
4.6 stars
4.6 stars
$$
$$
Estalagem da Ponta do Solopen link

Recommendation from Pema, our nomadic content creator!

12
1905 Zinos Palace
4.7 stars
4.7 stars
$$
$$
1905 Zinos Palaceopen link

Recommendation from Pema, our nomadic content creator!

13
An Island Apart agency
$$
$$
An Island Apart agencyopen link

Agency specializing in long-term stays (+ you'll get a discount at Cowork Funchal for stays longer than 28 days!)

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section type iconPractical info

Do I need to carry cash with me?

Cards are now becoming more and more common, but cash is still the preferred payment method in many cafés and restaurants, especially if you are carrying international cards.

Best SIM card

MEO (most affordable) | Vodafone (unlimited data)

Best internet provider

NOS (along with 2 providers mentioned above)

Transportation

Getting to and from the airport 

  • By bus (45 mins to the city) There is a shuttle service Aerobus which operates from the airport to Funchal. The final stop is Formosa Beach. From the beach, you can continue with public transport to the centre of Funchal which is about 15 minutes away. The journey takes around 45 minutes.

  • Shuttle (60THB | 20 mins to the city) Keep in mind that the shuttles go from 5PM onward, and only stop outside the Old City.

  • Taxi (60THB | 20 mins to the city)

There is a range of taxi stands as you come out of departures. You can approach any of them, tell them exactly where you’re going, and they’ll draw you up a receipt which you give to the driver. The pricing is usually fair if a little over what you’ll pay through an application. You can pay the driver directly.

Grab drivers are not allowed to come near the airport, if you do use a Taxi App expect to have to meet them discreetly in the car park opposite the airport.

Taxi apps

Uber Taxiin Madeira App

Local public transportation app

Madeira has 4 different bus companies, and while there is not a single app covering all, you can check each company website for times, routes and fares.

Motorbike, bicycle & scooter rental

It’s not unusual for scooter rental shops to ask for your passport as a deposit. 

Mango Scooter Rental Bamboo Bikes Cat Motors Motobike Rentals Zippy Motorbike Rentals

Traveling outside the city

There is no train system in Madeira, but you can easily get around the island by bus or car.

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