Come to know Levadas da Madeira

Portugal continues to be, for a variety of reasons, a motif for international prominence and mentioned in several organs of Information, always with special relevance for the tourism sector.

Levadas da Madeira - Cheerfulway Bravamar Hotel Ribeira BravaIn this context, the island of Madeira, and more precisely its islands, are highlighted and recommended by National
Geographic that includes Madeira in its "Best Summer Trips 2017". Reason for pride, of course, for those who, like Cheerfulway, through its hotel unit Bravamar Hotel, has always felt motivated to divulge the natural beauties and particularities of the island of Madeira, Funchal, Ribeira Brava, etc. Next to the tourists staying at Bravamar Hotel Ribeira Brava.

Here's what National Geographic says in its latest issue: "If you're feeling adventurous, this summer of 2017 visit  the Levadas of Madeira ".
"Discover the flow of water within the forests of Madeira".

And it continues in the article:

"Portugal sure stands out this year, but the mainland is only part of what the country offers. To explore a different facet of Portuguese history, head to the island of Madeira, off the northwest coast of Africa. A strategic stop for Portuguese explorers, Madeira not only possesses towering mountains and turquoise waters, but an extensive 1,926 miles of ancient water channels, or levadas.
After settlers arrived in 1425, these levadas were a critical component to irrigating the island’s settlements. The levadas are still functional today, and visitors can explore them via hiking trains that trace the path of water from mountain streams down to the sea. In 2017, Madeira applied to UNESCO for the levadas to hold World Heritage status.

Go now, before the rest of the world figures out how beautiful they are. For more advanced hikers, we recommend the Vereda do Areeiro trail, though be sure to check for closures before you go. Beginners can start with Verada dos Balcões. Be prepared for waterfalls, lush forests, and awe".

So you know, take the advice of National Geographic and go and get to know the routes of the Levadas of Madeira. Cheerfulway Hotels & Resorts will be happy to receive your reservation for the Bravamar Hotel in Ribeira Brava through your Website at


Did you Know that Madeira...

A tropical archipelago with a wonderful subtropical climate and breathtaking scenery, Madeira is justifiably known as ‘the floating garden’ or ‘Pearl of the Atlantic’. It is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, some 560 miles (900 kilometers) from continental Portugal and about 370 miles (600 kilometers) from the coast of Morocco; an outpost of Europe in the Atlantic Ocean. Forming part of the Archipelago are the inhabited islands of Madeira and Porto Santo plus small groups of uninhabited islands, the Desertas and Selvagens. The Island of Madeira is the largest of them.

Madeira has a variety of rare attractions besides its luxurious blue skies and sea and its imposing valleys and mountains where plant life is abundantly diverse. The Island is famous for Madeira wine, embroidery artisans, 'Bolo de mel', exotic flowers, tropical fruits, striking scenery and its spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks, considered the biggest in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. Add all this to its balmy climate and it’s easy to see why the ‘Paradise Island’ has become the aspirational holiday destination of the 'old world'.