Are you a die-hard Cristiano Ronaldo fan? Do you passionately indulge in a Ronaldo vs Messi debate? Do you follow the Portuguese football star actively? If yes, you have a new addition to your travel bucket list. It’s the Pestana CR7 Hotel located in the Portuguese city of Funchal, on the island of Madeira.
The 31-year-old Real Madrid star has decided to diversify alongside his thriving football career. Ronaldo has embarked on creating a successful hotel chain and has selected his hometown of Funchal, Madeira, for the same. Ronaldo’s first hotel – Pestana CR7 Hotel is the newest addition to Madeira’s vibrant and beautiful tourism scene.
The stunning 48-room Pestana CR7 Hotel will cost €135 per night and also features a special ‘Get in Shape’ fitness programme, designed by the Real Madrid star himself, conducted in an open-air gym. There are three more hotels of Ronaldo coming up in Lisbon, Madrid, and New York.
Madeira has also changed the name of its airport - Madeira International Airport to Cristiano Ronaldo Airport. The gesture is truly symbolic for the residents of Madeira as they celebrate their country’s recent Euro 2016 championship and the island’s greatest son.
Things You Must Not Miss In Madeira
>> Visit the CR7 Museum, a must-visit attraction for Cristiano Ronaldo fans. The Museum documents the Real Madrid star’s memorable moments from his footballing career.
>> Check out the Cristopher Columbus House Museum, an amazing place for history buffs.
>> Madeira offers plenty of activities to adventure enthusiasts, such as hiking, trekking, paragliding, diving, surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, and more.
>> History lovers should not miss checking out museums like the Toy Museum, MUDAS - Contemporary Art Museum, and the Embroidery and Handicrafts Museum while exploring Madeira.
>> See the statues of Statue of Christ-King at Garajau, Sculpture of Sister Mary Jane Wilson and Santa Cruz Church Cross.
>> Make it a point to visit Funchal’s iconic hotspots like Pico do Arieiro (Madiera’s highest peak), Belmond Reid’s Palace, Cathedral of Funchal, Estadio do Maritimo (a multi-purpose stadium), etc.