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Awards and Distinctions

The islands of Madeira and Porto Santo are recognized nationally and internationally as a very special place to spend a memorable vacation. Its tourist potential and qualities are reinforced by renowned awards attributed to Madeira over the years.

“Porto Santo Beach – European Safest Beaches 2021”2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Most Romantic Destinations for Valentine Day in Europe – Porto Santo Island” (1st place)2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Best Bird Watching Destinations in Europe (1st place)2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Most Paradisiacal destinations in Europe” (1st place)2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Best European Cruise Destination” (1st place)2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Warmest destinations for winter sun in Europe” (1st place)2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Europe’s Safest Destination to Travel in 2021”2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Best European Destination for Road Trips” (2nd place)
2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Best Destinations to watch dolphins & whales in Europe” (2nd place)
2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Best Hiking Destination in Europe” (5th place)
2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Best Natural Beaches in Europe – Porto Moniz” (8th place)
2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2021” (8th place)2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Most Romantic Destination in Europe” (11th place)2021EBD – European Best Destinations
“Safest destination in Europe for Christmas – Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2020”  (1st place)2020EBD – European Best Destinations
“Best Easter Destination in Europe” (3rd place)2020EBD – European Best Destinations
“World´s Leading Island Destination”2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015.WTA – World Travel Awards
“Europe´s Leading Island Destination”   2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013         WTA – World Travel Awards
“Porto Santo Biosphere Reserve” – UNESCO2020UNESCO
“Bailinho da Madeira (Typical Folk dance)- Popular Culture award”     20207 Wonders of Portugal
“Madeira World´s Best Emerging Golf Destination”2019World Golf Awards
“Five Stars Award Portugal – Flower Festival, Madeira Wine, Porto Santo beach, CR7 Museum” 2020 

Cinco Estrelas Regiões Award


“Europe’s Most underrated short-haul weekender”    2019/2020MONOCLE
“Best Public Stand BTL”2019BTL – Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa
“Selvagens Islands Nature Reserve “GLORES Award – Global Ocean Refuge System”2018Global Ocean Refuge System
“TOP 10  Best Islands in the World – Travellers’ Choice – 6th Place”2015 

Tripadvisor – Travellers’ Choice™


“Funchal – City of the Year – Sustainable Mobility”2013Civitas Awards
“7 Wonders Beaches of Portugal – “Beaches and Dunes” – Porto Santo Island Beach”20127 Wonders of Portugal
“Santana Biosphere Reserve” – UNESCO”  2011UNESCO
“7 Natural Wonders of  Portugal – “Forest and Woods” –  Laurissilva Forest20107 Wonders of Portugal
“Destination of Excellence and Quality”,  in the following categories Mountain and Landscape, Diving, Accommodation, Culture and Heritage, Security and Shopping”2009/2014SMED/OMT
System of Measures for Excellence
in Destinations
“Greatest Fireworks Show in the World” – Guinness World Records2006/2007Guinness World Records™
Laurissilva Forest “World´s Natural Heritage of Humanity – UNESCO” 1999UNESCO
“Selvagens Islands Nature Reserve” European Diploma of the Council of Europe for Protected Areas” 1992European Council (EU)