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Madeira wins Leading Island Destination

11th December 2020 - 5:00pm

Madeira wins leading island destination

Madeira wins leading island destination

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Portugal's enchanting island of Madeira has been crowned Europe's Leading Island Destination 2020 at the World Travel Awards, which probably won't come as a surprise as it has won the award for seven out of the past eight years.

 

Madeira succeeded over the other nominees - The Azores, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Crete, Cyclades, Cyprus, Guernsey, Jersey, Malta, Sardinia and Sicily. It has also taken the award for world's leading island destination for the past five years.

 

The tiny volcanic island of Madeira is located 1076km southwest of Portugal, and it's geologically dramatic, filled with exotic colour and warmed year-round by the Atlantic sun. Nicknamed Pearl of the Atlantic, it is a diverse place for vacations. Lovers of the outdoors will enjoy hiking the levadas - narrow irrigation channels that were dug as far back as the 15th century and have been used over the centuries to disperse water. The island's black sand beaches, towering rock walls and gushing streams are also big attractions.


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Madeira wins leading island destination
Madeira wins leading island destination
Madeira wins leading island destination

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