10th IEEE International On-Line Testing Symposium
Tivoli Ocean Park Hotel, Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
July 12-14, 2004

About Location

The Symposium will be held on Funchal, Madeira Island, one of the most beautiful places in the Atlantic Ocean. Funchal is the capital of the Island of Madeira, Portugal. The island is 310 miles from the African coast and 620 miles from the European continent, which is the equivalent of a 1 hour 30 minute flight from Lisbon. The archipelago, discovered by the Portuguese in 1418, is made up of the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo and the uninhabited islands of Selvagens and Desertas.

Captain Cook, visiting Madeira in 1768, remarked that the island "was the recipient of nature's most liberal gifts" a description which might equally be applied to it today. A green, subtropical paradise of volcanic origin, its soils are formed from lava and ash, and blessed with an equable daytime temperature that varies only a few degrees year round, Madeira is a year round delight.

Funchal is the only town of any size on the island. Its historic core overlooks a deep natural harbour and boasts fine government buildings and stately 18th-century houses with shady courtyards and decorative iron balconies. A wide variety of interesting excursions highlight these beautiful colonial houses, the island's dramatic scenic contrasts and colourful tropical gardens.

How to get to "Tivoli Ocean Park Hotel"
The best way to go from the Airport to Tivoli Ocean Park Hotel is by taxi. The taxi ride takes 30 minutes and the fares are (approximately):

25 Euros from 7:00 to 22:00
30 Euros from 22:00 to 7:00

Alternatively you can take a bus to Funchal. The bus costs a few Euros, but takes, approximately, one hour and a half. From Funchal to the hotel (5 minute ride) you can take the hotel bus, or another regular bus.
Hotel Bus Timetable
Departure from Hotel
Departure from Funchal

The bus stop in Funchal is near the "Palacio Sao Lourenco".