Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Santana along with the rest of Brazil. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Brazil has restricted the entry of all travellers who are not citizens, residents, government employees and their family members, immediate family members of citizens, diplomats, travellers with authorisation from the government, travellers with a National Migration Registry, or travellers in transit who do not leave the international area of the airport. Spouses of Brazilian nationals must have a Brazilian marriage certificate to enter the country. If the certificate is not issued by Brazil, it must be apostilled by a consulate and be accompanied by a non-official translation in Portuguese. Technical landings to refuel where passengers of restricted entry do not disembark may also enter the country.. If you are looking to book a trip to Santana and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
Santana is located north of Funchal on the island of Madeira. A hillside village, Santana rises high above the sparkling seas, its lush, green landscape including the Unesco-listed Laurissilva Forest.
One of the most attractive features of Santana are its distinctive palheiros cottages, triangular in shape with thatched roofs that reach down to the ground, white-washed walls, and brightly painted doors and windows. In times past, agriculture and craftwork were the dominant industries, now tourism is of great importance.
Most travellers booking flights to Santana come to experience the traditional Madeiran way of life. Santana holds a Folklore Festival each August. The theme park is one of Madeira’s most popular attractions. A huge space – 145,000 square metres – it tells through multimedia exhibits the story of Madeira. It also has gardens with local Madeiran flora and footpaths and sculptures.
Santana is also a great base for a walking holiday. There are a number of rambles and Levada walks stemming from the village.
The local cuisine is simple and hearty. Espada (scabbard fish) or lapas (limpets) and bread soup are specialities.
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