Nature in Madeira Island
The island of Madeira is made up of dormant volcanoes, underground rivers and fertile soil. It has a truly unique landscape, with natural reserves that stand out, unique species of flora and fauna - and of course the Laurissilva Forest, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Enjoy, appreciate the nature and discover the”levadas”, which are irrigation channels with magnificent views, nowadays very sought after by lovers of walking.
To preserve such natural beauty, the archipelago has several natural reserve areas and the committed work of the Natural Park of Madeira. The area of this park that is protected includes the previously mentioned Laurissilva Forest, the Nature Reserves of Selvagens and Desert Islands, the Natural Reserve of Garajau and the Natural Reserve of Rocha do Navio. They are unique and stunning landscapes that still offer you the chance to observe unique species. Know that the region is popular for bird and cetaceans watching, with its crystal clear waters being a sanctuary for divers and snorkelers.