Madeira Weather March Averages, Madeira Islands
- Temperature 16.5°C 62°F
- High Temperature 19°C 66°F
- Low Temperature 14°C 57°F
- Day Temperature 17°C 63°F
- Night Temperature 16°C 61°F
- Sunshine Hours 6 hours
- Rainfall 52 mm
- Rainfall Days 10 days
- Sea Temperature 18°C 64°F
What's the Weather Like in Madeira in March?
Is It Good To Go To Madeira In March?
March is a lovely time of year to visit Madeira. With winter now in the past, the temperatures improve and rain is less likely in this beautiful archipelago.
How Warm Is It In Madeira In March?
Madeira's average daytime temperature rise to a bit over 16ºC with midday high peaks rising up to 18ºC in cloudless days and nighttime lows rarely go below 14ºC.
How Warm Is The Sea In Madeira In March?
The March sea temperature in Madeira is comfy 18ºC degrees. March is the last off-season month so tourists start coming to the archipelago in droves to enjoy the fair weather and fine sea swimming.
How Much Does It Rain In Madeira In March?
Total precipitation amounts to 60mm and at least some rain is expected to sprinkle over the islands spread over 10 days of the month.
Madeira Hotels for March
The Estalagem Quinta Mirabela offers very inexpensive yet decent accommodation in Funchal's suburbs. Surrounded by sub-tropical vegetation, this budget hotel provides the perfect setting for chilling out. The onsite restaurant offers continental alfresco dining overlooking the capital.
The Hotel Apartamento da Sé is a fantastic self-catering resort that has apartments and suites for families and couples seeking flexible accommodation. The multi-room apartments are well-maintained and very nicely furnished.
The Quinta Jardins do Lago is Madeira Island's luxury botanical garden hotel and offers a truly elegant experience to lovers of nature and luxury. Literally surrounded by all kinds of exotic flora, this is the quintessential hotel to enjoy the local wildlife at its best without forfeiting any creature comforts.
The Porto Mare Hotel is a large all-inclusive hotel complex offering very warm hospitality and fantastic facilities. Overlooking a beautiful cliff over the Atlantic, the Porto Mare is located in the centre of the sprawling villa Porto Mare resort. The hotel is ideal for families with children and couples looking for romantic getaways thanks to its beautiful design and top service and facilities.
The Suite Hotel Eden Mar is an old and well-loved hotel of the Porto Bay group of resorts in Madeira. This friendly hotel offers suites amid a vast botanical area of unparalleled beauty. The food is also quite decent and the half-board deals are worthy of mention.
Madeira Beach for March
The Calheta is a manmade beach with sand imported mainly from Morocco to be as fine as it can be. Situated on Madeira's south western shores, Calheta is the only real stretch of golden sand in the main Madeira Island. The Calheta is a popular beach for windsurfing, canoeing and many other water sports and nautical activities.
The Praia Formosa is a beautiful beach very close to Funchal, Madeira's capital. This pebbly beach is fun but a bit inconvenient for families with children as walking on the stones can be difficult. Nonetheless, there is a dedicated nursery for children between the ages of two and twelve on the beach. Around the beach, a vibrant nightlife hub keeps the music loud and the parties going through out the nights. The beach also offers several sports activities.
Bars and Restaurants
Taberna de S. Vicente is one of the best European and local fish eateries outside Madeira's capital Funchal. It takes a bit of time to drive to San Vicente, the village where the tavern is located, but whoever visits is rewarded with very tasty food for decent prices.
Despite its name, the Café Teatro is a busy cafe bar by day and transforms into a bustling nightclub as night falls. They serve light snacks and amazing cocktails here. Prime time to visit is the evening but in the day they offer snacks and light meals to customers.
One of the best Asian restaurants in Madeira is Sabor da India, it has a huge choice of curries incorporating everything from mild kormas to mouth-burning vindaloos. Great service and prices, too.
The Gloria Latina is an amazing live music bar that specialises in Latin music. With locals and international talent on show every night, the Gloria plays Latin rhythms from all across the world.
Things to do in Madeira in March
Tennis is an ultra-popular sport in Madeira, with almost every big hotel resort having its own tennis court. Considered a national sport in Madeira, tennis is practiced and organised by the local Associado de Tennis da Madeira. Tourists can partake in local events and receive tennis lessons from Portuguese tennis professionals.
Thrill seekers and kids of all ages should check out the Madeira Adventure Kingdom. This activity organiser arranges a vast variety of different adventures for locals and visitors, with one of the most popular activities being canyoneering across the island. Led by a team of professionals, the adventures are jam-packed with thrills and involve swimming, jumping through waterfalls, hiking, climbing and more.
March events in Madeira
Festa da Anona
7th March 2020 to 8th March 2020
The Festa da Anona (Cherimoya Fruit Festival) is foodie festival held in the small town of Faial on the north coast of Madeira. This festival has been going since 1900 and focuses on the cherimoya fruit - the most common type of fruit grown in Faial. To promote the cherimoya, various exhibitions are held, alongside market stalls and family-friendly entertainment.
Forest and Tree Week
21st March 2020 to 28th March 2020
The Forest and Tree Week is an annual event which takes place in the Ecological Park of Funchal (Parque EcolÃ³gico do Funchal). This environmental event is comprised of nature expositions, workshops, contests, activities and walking trails designed to encourage visitors to get to know the forests and learn how important they are to the island.