Landscape

Thousands of years of volcanic activity have given form to a landscape of contrasts. High mountains, deep valleys, calm lakes, waterfalls, and a vastness of green everywhere, from whence all colours imagined emerge.

UNESCO has recognized the Laurissilva forest of Madeira as a Natural World-Wide Heritage of Humanity, where one may find countless species that are already practically extinct in continental Europe. The laurel, the linden, the ericaceous and the white stick are some of the trees in this immense forest, which welcomes the “Nun of Madeira”, the “Petrel of Madeira” and the “Trocaz Pigeon”, all species native to the Island of Madeira.