About us

Essential Madeira Islands is a top quality lifestyle magazine featuring in-depth information on the best aspects of fine living on the Islands of Madeira and Porto Santo.

With a target audience of residents and visiting tourists alike, our magazine provides a true insight into an “essential” lifestyle of luxury and excellence. Showcasing the finest of jewelry, watches, fashion, cars, cuisine, real estate, travel, leisure, culture, art and tourism, Essential Magazine explores a world of opportunities.

All topic areas are dealt with in a professional manner by a knowledgeable and well equipped team complementing our graphic and photographic top quality standards. Essential Madeira is a cosmopolitan and up-to-date magazine committed to the good taste and high-standards of our clients.

- Bimonthly
- Bilingual - english and portuguese
- Top quality standards

Highly associated to large events which take place in Madeira, Essential Madeira Islands highlights the best of the local gastronomy, culture, tourism and leisure.
Carefully thought out to run alongside the increased flow of tourists and the most anticipated social events, our editions are published during the first featured month and have a circulation period of two months.


Open Media SA takes as its purpose the editing of several periodical publications. As such, the new ‘Essential Madeira’ magazine is edited bimonthly with texts written in Portuguese and in English. Over 100 pages offering readers information on the best of Madeira, with essential features and information guides, fully complemented by photographic work of the highest quality.

Articles may vary in size according to the topics dealt with. The magazine is usually printed in matt couche paper, 15 grs, subject to variation. The cover is printed in matt couche paper, 250 gr, and is matt plasticised.

The editor thus commits himself to abide to the deontological principles and professional work ethics of the Press, not following merely commercial ends nor taking advantage of readers by concealing or manipulating information.


Essential Madeira Islands is included in a number of international publications by Open Media, a group with extensive editorial experience in producing quality magazines. Under the title Essential, we have editions in Macau, London, Kuala Lumpur, Lisbon and Algarve. In Madeira, the magazine is edited by Open Media Atlantic and prepared by an experienced and well respected team. Aside from Essential magazines, Open Media edits several other publications in Portugal, including the high-end watch magazine"12".