According to the local press, the introduction of entrance charges for the Cabo Girão viewing point have led to periodic queues. More ticket machines have been ordered. It is possible to buy tickets online in advance. The local authorities have produced a video showing to do it.
Welcome to this site for visitors to Madeira. I hope it helps you to find places of interest on the island and to visit them. For general information on transport, see Getting Around and for what you need to know before you set out on foot, see Walking . Information on specific activities and destinations can be found in the menu. The main focus is on places you can visit in a day trip from Funchal, but we'll also look at some further-flung options if you're a repeat visitor or if you're staying for some time. NOTE: The official tourism website has been reorganised. For up-to-date information on the status of the official walking routes, check the page [you can change the language at the top] provided by the Institute for Forests and the Conservation of Nature ( IFCN ).
There's currently free entry to Funchal's Natural History Museum - at Rua da Mouraria, 31- owing to significant redevelopment work. Unfortunately, this means that the aquarium - probably the most popular feature - is closed. However, the garden of aromatic plants is open as are the galleries of the permanent collection, though these largely consist of examples of the local fauna, stuffed and mounted in glass cases, which may not be to everyone's taste.