An excellent Country House on Madeira island

Vila Afonso on Madeira island

Choosing a hotel in Madeira? You may want to check out this astounding Country house located on the sunny south coast with panoramic views from the mountains to the sea. Vila Afonso is surrounded by gardens, banana groves and vineyards which produce the famous Madeira Wine.

Beautifully positioned in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, the Vila Afonso is set in a privileged agricultural area, which is known primarily for the production of the famous Madeira Wine.

The villa benefits from a panoramic view of Câmara de Lobos, on the fringes of the sea, with interesting fishing and agricultural activity, thanks to the rare beauty of the banana groves and vineyards which add to the landscape of Madeira. As it is located at the centre of the Southern coast, the rest of Madeira island is very accessible

Vila Afonso has an agricultural area of around 7000m2 where you can witness the production of wine and banana cultivation first hand.

On the land belonging to Vila Alfonso, guests have the opportunity to enjoy the banana groves and vineyards that produce the famous Madeira Wine, which can be enjoyed in a small tavern situated in the main building.

3 Km (10 min.) to the North begins one of the most beautiful watercourses of Madeira “Levada do Norte (Northern Watercourse)”.

10 min. to the south you will find the vast Atlantic Ocean, where you can swim at the beach of Câmara de Lobos.

Before you look any further for accommodation for your next visit to Madeira island, check out the Vila Afonso website and see what your next stay could look like.

Visit the website here:

The website was crafted by Navega Bem – Web Design and the designer Marta Garcês explained “We have created a website that fully portrays the natural beauty and architectural stature of the Vila Afonso.”

“The site was developed around the Joomla CMS framework and allows the site owners to fully manage the website without external help. We have of course ensured that the site is very ‘mobile friendly‘ and will adapt to display on any device in a very user friendly manner.”

To learn more about Navega Bem and mobile friendly websites that work – visit:

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Warning! The Google Mobile Friendly Algorithm will affect mobile searches worldwide. Is your site ready?

Is your website mobile friendly?

The new Google ‘Mobile Friendly’ Algorithm will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide.

Is your site ready? Check right now.

As from April 21st Google will begin officially ranking ‘mobile friendly’ sites. In plain english, if your site is not ‘mobile ready’ it won’t be displayed on mobile devices. That’s a lot of potential clients that may never get to see your site. According to recent studies more than 50% of searches are done on mobile devices.

How do you know if your site is mobile friendly? Test your website here to find out:
Google Mobile Friendly Test

In today’s highly competitive market, having a ‘mobile friendly’ website is not just a good idea – it’s an absolute necessity. The bottom line is if your website is not mobile-ready by the 21st of April, the traffic you get from mobile devices will more than likely be significantly hit as your search engine ranking plummets.

If we developed your site in the last 2 years then you have no need for concern. Our sites are all responsive and adapt to display in a user friendly manner on all devices.

If you would like to learn more about getting a fully responsive website that displays on all devices, visit Navega Bem.

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Renewing your website brings you some excellent advantages

website redesign brings great advantages

Bringing your website up to date with latest technology or just renewing it to give it a new look can bring you some major advantages.

Google loves new content, so adding new text to your site will help give you a better page ranking. Why?
Whenever someone searches for something Google will try and give the best results. Whatever you search for, you will certainly want the latest info and not something that is out of date. So Google will serve new results with fresh content rather than a website with old stagnant info.
Sites with fresh content get pushed up the results listings and old sites go down.

More than 50% of the people currently viewing websites are using mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones.
If your website is not able to display on mobile devices in a user friendly manner – you are losing a lot of potential business.
Also, this month (April) Google will begin to rank the sites displayed on mobile devices according to one simple fact; mobile readiness.
A new website will be responsive, get your site displayed on all devices and increase your traffic and your business.

Integrate your Social Media channels into your website.  Having Facebook combined with your website or landing pages from your site built into Facebook can give your business a real boost. Take advantage of the latest technology and make the most of what digital marketing can do for you.

To learn more about renewing your website, social media marketing and getting a fully responsive website that displays on all devices, visit Navega Bem.

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Professional Responsive CMS Real Estate Websites

Joomla CMS Real Estate Agent Websites

If you need a professional and complete solution for your Real Estate Agency web site then CMS Real Estate may be exactly what you are looking for.

Utilizing the latest version of Joomla! as the framework of the site, our unique Property component allows you to run a fully responsive multilingual CMS Real Estate Agent website that you can manage from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection and a web browser. And because it’s ‘responsive’ your site will adapt to display on any device in a user friendly manner.

View our Property website Portfolio

We have 2 packages that have been conceived to get your business up and running quickly and in the most affordable way:

Package 1: Monthly Subscription for only €50
We provide a uniquely designed professional property website including our CMS Real Estate component, web hosting, initial SEO, support and free updates. We’ll even import your current properties.

Package 2: Full ownership package – no license fees – no monthly fees!
We will develop a professional Real Estate website for you including a unique design for your brand, our CMS Real Estate component, initial SEO, property importation, six months free support and free updates for 12 months.
You pay a one time development fee of only €1600.

Your Joomla based ‘Real Estate Site‘ can be live within just a few weeks. We deliver a professional attractive site that will get found in the search engines and we provide online schooling so that you or your staff can easily manage it.

To learn more about our professional CMS Real Estate solution visit our website.
If you already have a Joomla! website and simply require a Real Estate component follow this link:

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If your business depends on your website it must be responsive

Responsive web design from Navega Bem

If your company doesn’t have a responsive web site today, then you may have a serious problem.

Of course if you have a mobile app that your potential clients can use, then you are safe. But if you don’t have an app and you think your ageing web site is adequate then you may want to read the following very carefully.

Just a year ago perhaps 30% of your potential customers were using tablets or smartphones to at least try and view your website. That’s not very easy to do because older websites are difficult to view and navigate. Constantly zooming in and out and finding links to other pages is really user unfriendly. And the smaller the device the bigger a pain that becomes.

Today more than 58% of consumers accessing the internet do so on a mobile device. That means everything has changed about what your website was developed for. Today you absolutely require a ‘responsive‘ website.
You should also be aware that more technology is on the way such as emerging mobile devices like Smartwatches.

So what is a responsive website? –Well, a responsive website will adapt to display gracefully on desktop computers, tablets, smartphones and other devices.  A responsive website looks great and is user friendly no matter whether you’re looking at it on a phone, tablet, or desktop.

Having a responsive website gives you a great advantage because you only need update your website from one single place and you don’t present your potential customers with the obstacle of having to download an app.

There is simply no better option available for creating a cost effective, user friendly website that works everywhere – especially because you don’t know what new devices are around the corner or what size and resolution they will be.

Contact us at Navega Bem Web Design or request a proposal to learn more about our highly affordable ‘responsive’ websites that are developed around the Joomla CMS framework. Sites that you can manage yourself – without technical knowhow.

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Reslogik – The smart Hospitality Booking Engine solution

RESLOGIK Booking solution

If you are looking for a reliable Booking Engine made by hospitality professionals for the hospitality industry – reslogik is the new solution for small and middle size hotels and properties.

Key Features of the RESLOGIK Booking solution

Includes Mobile Devices
The reslogik booking engine is fully responsive and adapts to display in a user friendly manner on all devices and at no extra cost.

Includes Facebook Integration
Facebook can help generate an enormous percentage of your bookings and this functionality is available at no extra cost.

Manage all channels centrally
reslogik makes it very simple indeed to manage all your online distribution from one single user friendly interface.

Beautiful high profile websites
We design and develop attractive user friendly websites that bring you more traffic and more business.

Multiply direct bookings
Every direct booking you get is revenue you don’t have to share. Turn your website visitors into paying guests.

Free future updates
As reslogik continues to improve and feature new functionality you will automatically have immediate access and at no extra cost.

The reslogik booking engine solution isn’t different.
It is the difference!

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Europe’s Leading Design Hotel – The Vine

Hotel the Vine - Madeira

World Travel Awards Winner ‘The Vine’ has launched its new website amid a flurry of activity that saw major events unfolding at this amazing design hotel located in the heart of the capital city Funchal on Madeira island.

A blend of international mastery and local knowledge are well expressed in the building architecture by Ricardo Bofill and João Francisco Caires, creatively “bottled” by the local interior designer Nini Andrade Silva.

Christmas and New Year festivities interlaced with the full occupancy and the much sought after dining tables in the restaurants left the site launch discreetly tucked away in the background. But launch it did and is now available to take reservations online. Make sure you book your stay in the Vine hotel in plenty of time to avoid disappointment!

The attractive website was created by the professional Hotel Website Design and Development Agency Navega Bem.
Creative Director Chris Szabo explained “Inspired by the centenary tradition of the island famous vineyards and artisan fortified wines, this hotel tells you a story about soil, pebbles, rain, sunshine and shadows all in perfect balance, just like an exceptional wine.”

“The creative process to reflect the wonderful concept of the hotel was initially quite radical and we spent considerable time sculpting the user interface to immerse visitors into a virtual experience identical to a physical stay.
Towards the end of the design phase we did tone things down subtly in order to create a yearning for the real experience.”

“The site has been developed around the Joomla! CMS framework and is fully ‘responsive’, meaning that the website will adapt to display on any device in a user friendly manner. Additionally, as it is a ‘Content Management System‘ the Vine hotel staff can fully manage their website without any outside help. Of course we are always there to support them if they require additional functionality.”

Visit the award winning Madeira island design hotel ‘the Vine’ here.

To learn more about professional Hotel Website Design and development visit Navega Bem here.

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