Porto Santo Madeira Islands | The Perfect Place to Relax and Rejuvenate
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For the perfect Winter Sun Holiday, treat yourself to a stay in Porto Santo/Madeira Islands. This island is famous for its kilometric beach of golden sand with therapeutic virtues. After beautiful walks on the beach, eat on the terrace and enjoy the spectacle of one of the most beautiful sunsets in Europe.
Want to cocoon? Porto Santo has a high quality offer of hotels with Spa & Wellness.
Ranked among the best destinations for Valentine’s Day, Porto Santo is also recognized as one of the best wellness destinations in Europe.
Book your direct flights to Porto Santo or your flights to Funchal (Madeira main Island) + short flight to Porto Santo or ferry crossing. This winter, treat yourself to a cure of sun and well-being by staying in Porto Santo.
How to get to Porto Santo Madeira Islands
Book your flights to Porto Santo or your flights to Funchal Airport (Madeira) + a ferry crossing or a flight to Porto Santo.
Where to stay in Porto Santo Madeira Islands
“Hotel Porto Santo & Spa” on a sandy beach.
This island, little sister of the main island of Madeira, is accessible by plane or by ferry and offers wellness hotels, trendy bars and restaurants, the most beautiful sunsets in Europe, a sunny climate almost all year round. We agree with Visit Madeira that invites you to discover its paradisiacal beach, its historical heritage, including its geological exuberance, this secret kept in the ocean.
Visiting Porto Santo is discovering a golden island, famous for its nine kilometre sandy beach. The smallest inhabited island of the Madeira Archipelago is only an hour and a half flight away from Lisbon, in the extreme southwest of Europe, 500 km from the African coast and 1000 km from the European continent.
Porto Santo is also a destination with a soul, that of its inhabitants; a destination of living traditions, hospitality, and high quality of service. Portugal is with Switzerland one of the European countries with the best hotel service and that makes all the difference: a 4 star hotel in Portugal is like a 5 star elsewhere in Europe and a five star is like a Palace elsewhere in Europe.
All at affordable prices. If you want to disconnect from your tumultuous life, experience nature , relax, have no goal in the day except that of watching the sunset, waiting for a good spa treatment, a game of golf or a nautical activity, then Porto Santo is really for you.
Book your flights to Porto Santo or to Funchal + a domestic flight to Porto Santo (20 min) or a Ferry to Porto Santo (2h30)
Things to do in Porto Santo
Porto Santo is a small and dry island; besides its beautiful beach located on its southern coast, it doesn’t offer too many things to see. However, those who wish to spend the day in a different way or are interested in cultural and historical attractions, will enjoy a visit to the house of Christopher Columbus and learn more about the great Portuguese discoveries and admire some historical relics like maps, navigation tools, portraits, and other works of art. The house is located in the center of Vila Baleira.
Porto Santo Beach There is only one beach in Porto Santo. The beach stretches for about 7 kilometers along the southern coast of the island. The beach stretches from Ponta da Calhet to the southern tip of the island and ends with the Porto Santo Naval Club, about 7 kilometers towards north-east. It is a magnificent island with fine and golden sand and the beautiful clean waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the beach is free, although some areas are equipped with sun umbrellas and beds, especially the areas near hotels, bars, and restaurants. The northern and eastern coasts of Port Santo are basically inaccessible; high and rocky, there are no ways into the sea and they can’t even be visited by boat due to the strong currents flowing through this area of the Ocean.
We can’t really describe Porto Santo as the mecca for clubs and nightlife. It is a small and intimate destination suitable for couples or high end travellers. However, on summer time it can still be fun. Head to Vila Baleira, where there are some beach bars and clubs. Among others, Tia Maria is one of the most active and popular nigh bars in Porto Santo, the perfect place where to spend a long summer night under the stars. About clubs, Challenger, located in the new area of O Penedo do Sono, often hosts international DJs. Last but not least, in the center of Vila Baleira there is Taberna do Inferno, which attracts a clientele over 30s, offering some very good music. It is also worth to mention that many tourists visiting Porto santo stay at hotels and residences, spending the night away among music, entertainment shows, and folk nights.
Where to stay in Porto Santo
Vila Baleira Vila Baleira is the largest town of Porto Santo. It is the main town around the area and it offers all the main services such as supermarkets, drugstores, shops, as well as a long sandy beach overlooking the city center. The concrete pier enters the sea for a hundred meters, giving the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view of the island’s profile. It is the perfect place for an evening stroll. Hotels in Vila Baleira are mostly small structures, guesthouses, or boutique hotels. You will need to move a few kilometers to find big structures with swimming pool and other facilities.
Cabeço Da Ponta
Along the coastal line that connects Vila Baleira to Cabeco Da Ponta there are numerous hotels on the beach, often preferred by customers who wish to enjoy all the comforts and an all-inclusive experience. Staying along the coast is the perfect solution for those who want to enjoy a calm and relaxing holiday overlooking a crystal clean oceanic beach view.
Camacha is the closest village to the airport. It is located inland, almost in the mountains. The closest coast to Camacha is the northern coast, which is high and rocky. Staying in Camacha is the perfect solution for those who want to dive into Porto Santo’s nature, or for those who need to enjoy some rest upon arrival to the island or before flying back home. – https://www.portugal.net/en/madeira/porto-santo/
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