Local Information


Madeira island is located 310 miles from the African coast and 620 miles from the European continent, which is the equivalent of a 1 hour 30 minutes flight from Lisbon. Because of their privileged geographical position and mountainous relief, Madeira has a surprisingly mild climate.
Very mild average temperatures, 25°C in the summer and 17°C in the winter, and a moderate level of humidity, confer upon these islands exceptional subtropical features.
The seawater temperature is also very mild, because of the influence of the warm Gulf current, presenting averages of 22°C in the summer and 18°C in the winter.


The conference will take place in CS Madeira Atlantic Resort & Sea SPA located in the south coast of the island that benefits from an exclusive oceanfront position. The CS Madeira Atlantic Resort & sea SPA is only five minutes away from the centre of the city of Funchal and 18 kilometers from the Madeira International Airport. The hotel has a contemporary style with elegant decor and spectacular view over the Ocean. At the CS Madeira Atlantic Resort & Sea SPA leisure and work live side-by-side, sharing the elegance of a space endowed with all the features that the name Resort implies.

By staying at this Hotel you will not need to take any transportation to attend the conference sessions and during the conference breaks you may share the comfort of your spacious modern rooms with balconies overlooking the ocean and beautiful gardens.


Here you will find the Registration Form with special arrangements prepared for the participants on the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing. These special arrangements are available for the pre and post conference dates. We kindly ask you to fulfill the attached document and forward to the attention of the Hotel, by the following e-mail or fax: 00351 291 768 449, so that the Hotel can open your reservation file.

Special rates for the Conference attendees were negotiated. Special rates are secured until June, 15.

For room sharing please contact us here.

Internet Connection

Please note that only the participants staying at the Conference hotel will have free wireless internet connection.


Getting to Madeira

There are many airlines operating to Funchal during summer. For the complete list of airlines please consult this link.

Since the Conference will take place during the tourist season, we encourage all attendees to book their flights as early as possible.

To the Conference Hotel

The taxi from the airport will cost around 35€.
You can also book a transfer at http://madeira-airport-transfers.com/ (23€ per transfer), or take Aero-bus (5€) which operates every 30-60 mins. The Conference Hotel is at Stop 11 - Estrada Monumental (CS Madeira).

Visa Request

If you need a visa to attend PODC, please send your request for a letter in support of a visa application here.