MADEIRA & PORTO SANTO ISLANDS
The archipelago is made up of two populated islands, Madeira and Porto Santo, and two groups of unpopulated islands called the Desertas and Selvagens Islands.
Madeira is a tropical archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean and an autonomous region of Portugal, for more details about the island of Madeira itself click here.
Porto Santo is situated island 50 km northeast of Madeira Island in the North Atlantic Ocean. Administratively, it is part of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. The main urban area in which is one of the five Portuguese municipalities that have only one parish is the city of Porto Santo, also known as Vila Baleira. Porto Santo is a golden isle, washed by turquoise seas and where peace and quiet reign supreme, is all you need for a truly relaxing holiday.
The safety, the warm welcome from the local people, the pleasures of nature on the beautiful sandy beach and its tranquil waters make Porto Santo first among equals.
This Atlantic island boasts 9 km fine golden sands ideal for sunbathing and swimming.
Health and wellness go hand in hand on this magnificent beach as, in addition to its crystalline waters, its sands have rare therapeutic properties. The sand is soft, fine and smooth and consists mainly of calcium carbonate in the form of calcite, which has special thermal qualities.
Vila Baleira can tell stories and legends of the distant and recent past, with the Museum House where Christopher Columbus once lived.The primitive beauty of the landscape enchants anyone walking the paths or cycling the island's trails.
There's a new golf course in Porto Santo where you can discover unique challenges while playing amidst breathtaking scenery. Surrounded by serene countryside and enveloped in a sea breeze, the Porto Santo Golf Course has everything you need to play golf the whole year round.
To visit the Madeira Office website click here