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Porto Santo

A mere 40 km away from the island of Madeira, two and a half hours by boat or, if preferred, just 15 minutes by plane, lies one of the most beautiful and idyllic islands in the world: Porto Santo!
If you believe this to be fanciful exaggeration, then why not come and see for yourself!

The soft and golden sand, renowned for its therapeutic properties, bathed by a warm and crystal clear sea, a dry and stable climate all year round, are but some of its attributes.

It is possible to indulge in every type of outdoor sporting activity on the island of Porto Santo. Apart from water sports such as diving, windsurfing or sailing, you can also enjoy the perfect natural environment as you paraglide from the cliff tops, walk along recently restored primitive footpaths or cycle across the south coast of the island.

Here you will discover the other side of life: Tranquillity!

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  • Pros:Climate Beach People
  • In a nutshell:Porto Santo once is never enough!
  • Last visit to Porto Santo Island: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated Nov 10, 2003
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  • Levente_D's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2005 at 11:53 PM

    This looks great ... and prety uncrowded as well! It's a dream place!

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2005 at 6:44 AM

    Great tips on a relatively unknown place!

  • ludogatto's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2005 at 4:02 PM

    i love islands..in particular desert quiet island...looks like lanzarote 30 years ago...nice pics

  • martin_nl's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2004 at 6:29 AM

    What a sunny place. You're pics are stunning. I love all those beach pics and , but also the natural sights of the island. It seems to me Porto Santo Island isn't just beach bumming, but also good for activities. Thanks for such a great site!!!

  • sunsea's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2004 at 3:31 AM

    Beautiful place! Beautiful beaches! Beautiful nature! Everything is beautiful!

  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2004 at 2:23 PM

    Whow, must go one day, have been to most of other islands. Great info on your pages.

  • percy961's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2004 at 12:20 PM

    superb photos and some great tips.

  • lichinga's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2004 at 5:13 AM

    Francamente: uma maravilhosa surpresa! Ja entrou na nossa lista.....

  • mauro_pd's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2004 at 9:09 AM

    nice place, now into my wish list !!! any way to see some fishes while snorkelling ?

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2004 at 5:23 AM

    what a beautiful place, seems to be an ideal place to relax; your pictures are really great and your detailed tips might convince me to go there one day;


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