Fanal the Fairyland

Fairies and gnomes?

When you think of this subject, certainly you in-visualize a green area with ancient trees and water flowing gently… 

So we present to you today the magical area of Fanal, the place that if Fairies, gnomes  exist this is definitely their home…

Since we haven’t been having any rain this winter, this is how it’s looking at this time of the year, a bit dry, with not the usual amount of water that we’re used to, but as always showing that magical evergreen.

In this area of rare beauty, located on the highest plateau in Madeira island (Paul da Serra) you can discover the ancient Laurissilva Forest, which is home to several specimens that predate the discovery of the island. Yes they were already standing proud before humans came to this enchanted land. 

You have several ways that you can explore it, but the best is to hike through the several paths that are around,  which include the recommended routes like the PR13 and PR14.


Unfortunately although we may take you there either for hiking or canyoning, we’re not good enough photographers that can really capture the essence of this enchanted forest, so the best thing is for you to go there and explore it, feel it, breathe, live it …

Just send us an email, and we’ll show you our “The Lord of the Rings” version. 

Anyway here’s a tiny sample of “Fanal the Fairyland”: 

Laurel forest Madeira Island
Domestic animal and ancient trees
Laurel forest Madeira Island, trail ,hiking and canyoning
The lakes
Laurel forest Madeira Island
On the edge, where you can see the beautiful north side
Laurel forest Madeira Island, trail ,hiking and canyoning
Before humans setting foot here, she was already here
Laurel forest Madeira Island, trail ,hiking and canyoning
Feel nature
Laurel forest Madeira Island, trail ,hiking and canyoning
Just WOW
Laurel forest Madeira Island, trail ,hiking and canyoning
Withstanding the times

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