My husband and I are arriving in Funchal tomorrow for a very last minute trip - and are renting an apartment in Av. Arriaga, 9000 Funchal.
We are in our late 30's and the main purpose of our trip is to get away from the rat race of London and relax in a warm climate. I'm wondering if we well need to hire a car during our week. If we did hire a car, can we do this from the centre of town and where would people recommend we visit - are there any vineyards on the island?
Can you access good walks from the top of the cable car? If we want to take a boat trip to see dolphins is this the right time of year?
We would like to eat out in the evening but not spend a fortune - are there any locals on here that can recommend the favourite restaurants - the Med Restaurant seems to be top rated on TA but looks like it is a taxi ride away - can you pick up taxis on the street?