Revised on the island just a couple of months before publication, this new 14th edition of Sunflower’s best-selling guide is in our new wider format, so that no mapping disappears in the middle of two pages. The type is larger as well, and the page count has been extended to 208 pages. A new walk replaces a route which has recently been closed to walkers, and the new reservoir and arboretum on the Paul da Serra have been taken into account.
If you plan to use the local buses, stay in Funchal or Ribeira Brava for ease of access to the entire island. With a hire car you can stay almost anywhere since there are so many fast new roads.