Porto Santo is part of the archipelago of Madeira, Portugal. The island in the Atlantic Ocean is a popular tourist destination because of its sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water and the beautiful scenery. Porta Santo is located 43 km northeast of Madeira Island.
Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Porto Santo
You definitely should not miss the annual "Nossa Senhora da Graça" Feast, if you are visiting Porto Santo in August. Christopher Columbus' house, Cardina Museum, Matriz Church, Paços do Concelho and the Pico Castelo viewpoint are also well worth a visit. Vila Baleira, where the Columbus House is situated, is rich in history and you will get interesting insights into Porto Santo's past there.
Family Days out in Porto Santo
Porto Santo has 9 km of wonderful golden sand beaches with tranquil waters make the island an ideal location for safe family holidays in Madeira.
Spas & Wellness in Porto Santo
The tranquil island of POrto Santo will let you forget about your stressful daily routine. Just relax at the beaches, take a sunbath and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of Porto Santo's sand. It is full of iodine, calcium and magnesium, which helps your body forget about fatigue and stress by returning the mineral salts your body needs. The thalassotherapy centre on Porto Santo offers various natural treatments for body and soul. Besides cosmetic treatments and massages, there are treatments to relieve rheumatism, arthritis, bone and muscle problems and treatments to help you recover from stress, breakdowns, fatigue, poor diet, smoking, circulatory problems, joint conditions, digestive disorders, postnatal recovery and other diseases of modern life.
Sport in Porto Santo
Porto Santo Golf Course Severiano Ballesteros is one of the best golf courses in Madeira and ideal for your golfing holidays. It combines an exciting game with a stunning view over the island.
Porto Santo Tennis Academy provides courts and lessons for beginners and experienced players. Other popular sports in Porto Santo are horse riding and watersports, such as diving at the Porto Santo Sub or the Baleira Diving Centre.
Shopping in Porto Santo
Rua João Gonçalves Zarco in Vila Baleira provides all amenities you need during your stay in Porto Santo. Local fashion shops might also be worth a visit, as well as Zarco Shopping, a small shopping mall at the beach. If you are interested in local handicraft and souvenirs, visit the Centro de Artesanato in Vila Baleira.
Nightlife in Porto Santo
Challenger, O Penedo do Sono and Marujo are very popular clubs in Porto Santo. There are also beach bars like Tia Maria or the Taberna do Inferno in the centre of Vila Baleira.
Transport in Porto Santo
Porto Santo Airport (PXO) is near Vila Baleira. Jetairfly, Neos, SATA Air Açores, SATA International, TAP Portugal, Thomson Airways and Travel Service serve Porto Santo Airport with regular or seasonal flights from Brussels, Milan Malpensa, Funchal, Lisbon, Porto, London Gatwick and Warsaw.
Flights to Madeira Island take only 15 minutes from Porto Santo, but you can also take a boat to get there.
Official Tourism Office for Porto Santo
Porto Santo Tourist Office
Avenida Henrique Vieira e Castro
9400 Porto Santo