Monthly Archives: September 2006

At Last!!

Dear Sir, We are very happy to inform that finally the promenade in the sea front from Hotel Orca Praia is completed. After 18 long months we are very happy to inform that only minor works occurs now such as fitting the hand rails in and connecting the entire electrical network. As the lights are placed in the centre of

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In the past

Here is a short film showing Funchal …… in the past. Showing the seaplane / flying boat Aquila Airways Solent 3 (G-AKNU) landing in Funchal’s waters. I sincerely hope that more of these Madeira films will be showed on the web. Feel free to add the video to your pages. Just simply copy and paste all the code bellow. It

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Bariatric Surgery in Madeira

The Belgian surgeon Jacques Himpens, one of the pioneering and most experienced bariatric surgeons, has found that Madeira offers an attractive environment where he can perform his surgical weight loss procedures. Doctor Jacques Himpens considers the quality of the local medical facilities, the professionalism of the medical team that he works with and the pleasant climate, which contributes greatly to

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Artmar Festival

From 15 to 16 September the Artmar Festival will be held …. it is an open-air music and arts festival, which takes place at the Ilhéu Garden in Câmara de Lobos. As well as the quality of the concerts and the natural beauty of the surrounding scenery, the entire area is glamorously decorated to turn it into a welcoming venue,

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Lost Jewel of the Atlantic

On the small Atlantic Isle of Madeira was a wave of legend.Kept secret by a cadre of big wave surfers, one of the world’s greatest surf spots lay hidden on an island lost in time. This is the story of paradise lost …. This is the story of Jardim do Mar …. Film debut Funchal 15 – 17 September

Beach Volleyball Championship

The final of the European Circuit of the Women’s World Beach Volleyball Championship …. also known as the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour …. takes place on Porto Santo Island this year …. from 14 to 17 September. After staging the SWATCH-FIVB U-21 World Championships in 2004 and a men’s FIVB challenger stop in 2005, the Madeira Island of Porto Santo stages

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Yesterday there were forest fires on several locations on the island: Santa Cruz, Machico, Caniçal, Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol, Santana, Câmara de Lobos, Calheta and Porto Moniz were fires detected and, at this moment are controlled. Most of these fires are caused by the extreme warm weather and winds from West Africa (Sahara). At Caniço, where we live, flames

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Madeira Regional Festivities

Almost all year around you can find regional festivities somewhere on the island. For those that want to experience one of these typical Madeira feasts … we have gathered the dates of the festivities per parish. Madeira Regional Festivities – Upload a Document to Scribd