Pestana Casino Park Hotel (University of Madeira)
The University of Madeira (UMa) is a Portuguese public university, created in 1988 in Funchal, Madeira.
The University develops scientific research activities, promoting the dissemination and social and economic valorization of knowledge and technological innovation. It guarantees human training at the highest level, in its cultural, scientific, artistic, technical and professional aspects, carrying out academic studies to obtain a degree, Technical Course and other courses. It seeks to prepare its students for the challenges of global society and lifelong learning, providing them with scientific knowledge, technical competence and transversal training.
Pestana Casino Park Hotel
Rua Imperatriz D. Amelia
9004-513 Funchal - Portugal
The islands of Madeira and Porto Santo can be reached by air or sea. There are two airports: Madeira International Airport – on Madeira, and Porto Santo Airport, on Porto Santo Island. Because the ports of Funchal and Porto Santo are frequently visited by cruise ships, they serve as gateways to the Islands as well as departure points for other destinations. Connections between the islands are by air or by ferry, which also transport cars. Surface transport on the islands is hassle-free thanks to the modern road structure, which has been significantly improved in recent years. Virtually all points on these islands are served by a good road and transport network.
TAP PORTUGAL, the official Portuguese airline, operates from different destinations around the world. TAP is a Star Alliance Member.
In addition to TAP, they have a large number of Charters from all over Europe, and some Low Cost Carriers (Easy Jet, Ryanair, Transavia, Sterling, etc).
“Finally, it is important to mention SATA (https://www.azoresairlines.pt/en) that operates regular flights to the USA and Canada (with direct flights on some days). The list of airlines and destinations is available here: https://www.aeroportomadeira.pt/en/fnc/flights-destinations/airlines/airlines-and-destinations.”
How to get there
Visitors from the European Union, members of the Schengen Treaty, have unrestricted entry. Visitors from member states that are not signatories to this treaty need an identification document. International visitors must have a valid passport and, in some cases, a visa may be required to visit Portugal. There is no need for any type of vaccination.
Products leaving the Island are not subject to any limitation. However, if an amount is deemed excessive, customs officials may require a document proving that the items are for personal use.
The transfer time from Madeira International Airport to the City Center, where the Main Hotels are located, is around 30 minutes by bus.
In Madeira there is no Uber, only Bolt and taxis (www.taxinmadeira.com and www.taxismadeira.com) . For airport transfers, you can use these networks or the AEROBUS (about 35 min), which costs €5 to the city centre. In the urban area of the city there is a bus network www.horariosdofunchal.pt, which works very well and reaches all areas of the city with connections to the main tourist attractions on the island.
The city of Funchal
The Municipality of Funchal extends over a large hill, arranged in an amphitheater, from the coast to Pico do Areeiro, located at 1818m altitude. The human occupation of the soil over time was conditioned by the steep slopes. According to the 2011 census, the municipality of Funchal has 111,892 inhabitants, spread over 10 parishes.
It is one of the oldest municipalities in the region, it became a city in 1508 by Royal Charter of D. Manuel I, always with a strong economic, social and cultural potential.
The city of Funchal has many leisure options, you can visit the magnificent monuments, museums and gardens, go shopping, explore its beautiful Portuguese cobblestone streets or simply spend pleasant moments sitting on a terrace.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the historic center of the city, a picturesque, lively and colorful historic center. There, alongside the various traditional bars and restaurants, is the “Open Arts Trail” project.
Unravel more of these mysteries at www.visitmadeira.pt
Rua Casa Branca, 98
9004-535, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
3 Km da UMa
PFN code: PFN23
Rua Imperatriz D Amelia
9004-513 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Phone n. +351291209100
PFN code: PFNCAST
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