Madeira is a small island
owned by Portugal
you will find it off the coast of Morocco.
in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.
just north of the Canary Islands.
the island lays along the equator making it the perfect weather for beautiful greenery and famous for its exotic flora.
Madeira means wood in Portuguese.
the island is covered in woodlands.
boasting the worlds largest laurel forest.
the forests do get dry from the hot weather and madeira suffers from forest fires occasionally.
then occasionally we have the odd flood.
it really is an island of fire and water.
it always bounces back to an island full of culture, folklore and traditions and most of all its always full of great food!
Madeira has been voted best island in Europe a few times in a row now.