Welcome to Madeira Active

A friendly and helpful community for anyone living, visiting or moving to the island of Madeira. All nationalities welcome.

New Travel information into Madeira

As of 1st July, the Mandatory Quarantine rules will be lifted on entry to Madeira. Travellers flying to Madeira, will have to meet certain requirements upon entry.

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Who are we and what do we do?

Madeira Active was created as a Community Group in 2012. Hosted on an independent networking platform connecting people who had an interest in Madeira. In January 2017 it moved over to the Facebook platform, which provided an easier interaction area and attracted more people to join the group. The group grew to over 2,000 interested participants, but has now become a members only area. Several other useful groups have been developed and are still free to join. These cover useful information areas, such as: Animal welfare, properties to buy and rent, Activities and things to do, Business Services, A Brexit group and one for women in business.

Madeira Active was a concept that was created by Samantha Cox, with the vision to unite a community of different nationalities who have a love for Madeira. To bring a regular social aspect to the many individuals who want to integrate into a new home life on the island. With the many challenges of integrating into a new culture, community and language, the Madeira Active Community can together, offer support and advice and share their own experiences.

Our regular monthly dinners are hosted to connect people. Are open to everyone and are a great tool for connecting and making new friends with other members. In addition to ‘coffee drop in’s’ woven into the year, where new comers can come meet us in a relaxed setting. Aside from those we also host workshops in various helpful subjects (AL and renting in Madeira and tax assistance as examples) and will be striving to increase those in the near future.

The group is for everyone, whether you live permanently on Madeira, part-time, looking to move here or are just visiting on holiday. It’s open to any nationality although we use English as our connecting language.

Please note that the monthly get togethers were suspended due to the Pandemic, and the social Calendar will restart very soon.

Use of the main Facebook group is now for members only, please visit our page. (all the sub groups are free to join).

To join our growing community by becoming a premium member, further supports our aim. 

Premium member benefits include:

  • Asset 1 Access to the monthly dinners before its announced on the FB group, at a preferred rate and book directly through this site.
  • Asset 1 Regular Ezine/newsletter with articles, island info, special features and business section *(coming soon)
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