Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal. Remote 43 km (27 mi) northeast from Madeira, the uninhabited Porto Santo was discovered in early 15th century. Just like Madeira archipelago, Porto Santo is rocky, with sculpted sand waves, beautiful rugged and sandy beaches.
The capital Vila Baleira was once home for Christopher Columbus himself. His museum is found in the city, which is also the best place to go shopping on the island. The golf courses and horse riding are among the most favorite activities.
Why to go there?
The island is known as “undiscovered” European resort and attracts visitors, who want relaxation in the beautiful, but calm surroundings.
When to go there?
The temperatures remain mild all year round.
How to get there?
Fly to the Porto Santo Airport from Madeira, Lisbon, Faro, other Portuguese cities or England, Italy, Germany, Belgium, France and Spain.
Lead photo by Miguel Nóbrega
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