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The Break Out Escape Game in Funchal

The Break Out Escape Game in Funchal
Duration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 56.80
Enjoy a 1.5-hour family/team experience offering you the thrill of an escape game in Funchal. Go through a series of logical puzzles, use your wit and solve mystery thrillers from the time of the Madeira discoverer Zarco.

Amazing Land and Sea Pack Jeep Adventure and Dolphins Watching

Amazing Land and Sea Pack Jeep Adventure and Dolphins Watching
Duration:
7 hours
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Boca dos Namorados with its wonderful landscaping and Cabo Girão with the amazing glass floor balcony (589 mts). Discover the beauty of Madeira's Sea on board of a catamaran and enjoy watching dolphins and whales.

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Madeira Airport TransfersSafely Arrive or Depart Stress-Free at the Madeira Airport -- Book a safe and convenient private Madeira Airport transfer from USD 23 or a safe and economical shared Madeira Airport shuttle transfer from USD 15/EUR 13.
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Madeira AirportWhere is Madeira Airport?
Madeira Airport (IATA: FNC, ICAO: LPMA), (informally known as Funchal Airport, and formerly known as Santa Catarina Airport), is an international airport located near Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. The airport controls national and international air traffic of the island of Madeira. It was first opened on 18 July 1964 with two 1,600m runways.


The airport was once infamous for its short runway which, surrounded by high mountains and the ocean, made it a tricky landing for even the most experienced of pilots. The original runway was only 1600 metres in length, but was extended by 200 metres 8 years after the TAP Portugal Flight TP425 incident of 1977 and subsequently rebuilt in 2000, almost doubling the size of the runway, building it out over the ocean. Instead of using landfill, the extension was built on a series of 180 columns, each being about 70m tall. This airport is also considered the Kai Tak of Europe because of its singular approach to runway 05. For the enlargement of the new runway the Funchal Airport has won the Outstanding Structures Award , given by International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). The Outstanding Structures Award is considered to be the "Oscar" for engineering structures worldwide. The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports, ranks it as the 9th most dangerous airport in the world


 

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017