Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
The global site for cruising sailors
Sections
You are here: Home / Countries / Madeira / Funchal

 Funchal - Shore Services

Communications

Main post office, Avenida Zarco, Funchal, open 0830-2000 Monday to Friday, 0900-1230 Saturday. There is a special counter for post restante and the post office has its own customs department at the airport for incoming parcels.

International calls, fax and telex at the telephone office adjacent to the main post office, Avenida Zarco, Funchal, separate entrance, open 0830-2400 Monday to Friday, 0900-1230 Saturday.

Stamps can also be bought from newsagents and shops where a green correio sign is displayed.

Global Net Cafe
Rua do Hospital Velho 25 , Funchal , (close to the market place)
Tel:+351 291 280 671 Fax:+351 291 280 671
Opening hours: 0900-1900(Mon-Fri),900-1300(Sat)
Rate : 2.50 euro/hour. Magazine and book exchange.
Internet Cafe
Rua Joao Tavira , Centro Comercial Tavira , LJ 36
Opening hours: 1100-2200(Mon-Sat),1600-2200(Sun & holidays)
Tourist Information Office
Avenida Arriaga 18 , 9004-519 Funchal
Tel:+351 291 211 900 Fax:+351 291 232 151
Opening hours: 0900-2000 weekdays, 0900-1800 Saturdays and Sundays
Truenet (Internet cafe)
Rua Nova da Ajuda , Edif. Golden Star , Bloco A, Loja LA, Funchal
Tel:+351 291 761 996 Fax:+351 291 766 492
Opening hours: 1000 - 2200 (Mon-Thur)
Opposite the Hotel Jardins d'Ajuda. Internet, MS Office, photo printing, scanning and editing, computer rental, phone and fax services.
WWW Cyber Cafe
Avda do Infante , 6 Funchai, Madeira
Tel:351 291236948 Fax:351 291932484
Opening hours: 08:00 - 04:00 (Closed Sundays)
WiFi

Provisions

Situated between Rua Hospital Velho and Rua Latino Coelho, the fresh produce and fish market has an excellent selection of fish, fruit, vegetables, eggs and meats. The market opens at 0700 and closes at the following times, Monday 1400, Tuesday to Thursday 1800, Friday 2000, Saturday 1300. Closed on Sundays.

The nearest supermarket to the marina is on the lower street level of the Marina Shopping Centre. Small, but well stocked, it sells fresh meat, vegetables, cheese and cold meats as well as canned and dried goods. The shopping centre also houses banks, cafes and a host of small shops such as photodeveloping, dry-cleaners, stationery and cosmetics.

Casa Minas Gereas, 4 Avenida do Infante, open 0900-2100 Monday to Saturday, supermarket with free delivery to the marina. There are larger supermarkets in the centre of Funchal, such as Super SA (open 0800-2200) on Rua do Carmo. For large quantities and cheapest prices there is a large hypermarket Lido Sol,a few kilometres out of town to the west at the Lido (Rua Gorgulho).

Transport & Travel

The national Portuguese airline TAP have many flights a day to and from Lisbon,where international connections can be made. There are direct flights to Paris, Madrid, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt and London once or twice a week.

Town buses mainly leave from the Avenida do Mar behind the marina, but it is necessary to go to the Rodoeste or S.A.M terminals for buses leaving for elsewhere on the island.

Air Portugal
Tel:+351 291 239 200
Airport
Tel:+351 291 239 200
Bravacar
(car hire)
Tel:+351 291 764 400 Fax:+351 291 764 402
Francisco Jorge Lda
Tel:(00 351) 919354803 ,VHF Channel
Black taxi company based in Funchal city, provides tours, transfers from/to airport, docks, restaurants etc, also sightseeing tours and other services.
Hertz Rent-a-Car
Funchal
Tel:+351 291 764 410
Porto Santo Line
6 R. Praia
Tel:+351 291 210 300
Ferry to Porto Santo.
Taxis
Largo do Municpio , Funchal
Tel:+351 290 222 000
Taxis
Av. Arriaga , Funchal
Tel:+351 291 220 911

Computer/Photo/Video

Foto Sport
66 r. Ferreiros , Funchal
Tel:+351 291 222 297
Maxi-Foto
12 R. Dr. Fernao Omel , Funchal
Tel:+351 291 237 858
Truenet (Internet cafe)
Rua Nova da Ajuda , Edif. Golden Star , Bloco A, Loja LA, Funchal
Tel:+351 291 761 996 Fax:+351 291 766 492
Opening hours: 1000 - 2200 (Mon-Thur)
Opposite the Hotel Jardins d'Ajuda. Internet, MS Office, photo printing, scanning and editing, computer rental, phone and fax services.

Medical/Health

EU nationals should present their E111 form at the Centro do Bom Jesus, Servico de Migrantes, Rua das Hortas 67, Funchal. Tel. 22 91 61, for Portuguese medical insurance booklet. Emergency treatment is available at the main hospital in Funchal and also at most private clinics. Hospital: Cruz de Carvalho, Avenida Luis de Camoes, Tel. 74 21 11.

Clinica da Se
2nd floor , 42 Rua dos Murcas (2nd street below the cathedral)
Tel:23 01 27/8/9
Opening hours: 0830-2400 for emergencies.
Private Health Centre. X-Rays, analysis and tests available. Every kind of specialist on call. English spoken and major credit cards accepted.

Activities

One of the major activities on Madeira is walking in the mountains, using the paths alongside the many miles of stone water channels (levados). These channels, some dating from Roman times, are used to channel water from the wet mountainous areas, down to the dry, lower slopes on the Island.

A ride down the cobbled streets of Funchal in a sled is also an un-missable experience!

You do have to be a keen gardener to appreciate the flora of this island. Particularly that of the Botanical Gardens, 3 km from Funchal. Open daily from 0900 to 1800. It also has a collection of exotic birds in its parrot park (Loiro Parque). There are several other tropical and sub-tropical gardens open to the public.

And not to be forgotten, are the wine lodges, where the famous Madeira wine can be tasted.

Bonita da Medeira
Tel:+351 291 762 218 Fax:+351 291 763 545
Wooden sailing boat trips.

Global Sponsor

www.pantaenius.com

Madeira
Islas Desertas
Madeira
Calheta
Funchal
Ponta do Sol
Quinta do Lorde
Porto Santo
Profile
Location
Clearance
Docking
Yacht Clubs
Repair Facilities
Boatyards
Engine Repair
Mechanical Repair
Electrics & Electronics
Carpentry
Rigs & Sails
Canvas Work
Metalwork
Hull & GRP Repair
Refrigeration
Air Conditioning
Liferafts & Inflatables
Marine Services
Marine Supplies
Fuel
Water
LPG (gas)
Diving/Fishing
Charts & Marine Publications
General Services
Yacht Charters & Brokers
Shore Services
Communications
Banks
Laundry
Provisions
Transport & Travel
Computer/Photo/Video
Medical/Health
Accommodation
Activities
Shopping
Attractions
Restaurants & Bars
Update History
Update History
Countries
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Ascension Island
Australia
Azores
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire
Bosnia
Bouvetoya
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Canary Islands
Cape Verdes
Cayman Islands
Chagos
Channel Islands
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Cocos Keeling
Colombia
Comoros
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curacao
Cyprus
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor (Timor Leste)
Easter Island
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Subantarctic Territory
Galapagos
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Hawaii
Heard, McDonald & Macquarie Islands
Honduras
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Juan Fernandez Islands
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Libya
Lithuania
Macau
Madagascar
Madeira
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Marion & Prince Edward Island
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands
Nicaragua
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Marianas
Norway
Oman
Palau (Belau)
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn Island
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Reunion Island
Romania
Russia
Saba
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
South Korea
Spain
Spanish Virgin Islands
Sri Lanka
St Barts
St Helena
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
St Martin
St Pierre & Miquelon
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Statia
Subantarctic & Southern Ocean Islands
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks & Caicos
Tuvalu
US Virgin Islands
USA
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Yemen