Porto Santo is an island no more than ten kilometers long and six wide, which is several hundred miles off the coast of Morocco to the north-east of the island of Madeira. The main feature of Porto Santo is its configuration. In the south, the island has a long beach of fine white sand, diving into a crystal-clear sea. In the northern area, the sea is always stormy, and the coast is rugged with steep cliffs. Both sides of the island still have their own charm.
The main town of the island is Vila Baleira in the south-east, where Christopher Columbus lived for a period of his life. The attractions of the town are a church dedicated to Our Lady of Mercy, the city hall and of course the home of Christopher Columbus.
The long beach of Porto Santo is dotted with several hotels offering all the comforts for an unforgettable vacation. One of the main beaches of Porto Santo is Calheta that stands in front of a cliff called Ilheu from Cal, lime island, while in the area of the cliffs, the most touristic area is Fonte da Areia, near the village of Camacha.
The temperature in summer is never over 25 degrees and also in winter the climate is mild, however. On the island there is an international airport that connects the island to the nearby Madeira and Portugal. The island's main celebration is in September: during the Columbus Festival there are demonstrations, parades and plays.
Porto Santo - 11 Hotels
4 star hotelHotel Porto Santo & Spa
Campo De Baixo, Porto Santo
Porto Santo Hotel & Spa, 4 stars hotel and good value for money, welcomes you directly overlooking the ocean and a 7 km long beach. Located on the island of Porto Santo, surrounded by palm trees and spacious...
4 star hotelHotel Torre Praia
Rua Goulart Medeiros, Porto Santo
Hotel Torre Praia is located in a nice position near one of the beaches of Vila Baleira, on the island of Porto Santo. This luxury four star hotel offers fully equipped fitness room, swimming pool, free parking...
4 star hotelHotel Quinta do Serrado
Sitio do Pedregal, Porto Santo
Prestigious four-star hotel buit with basalt stone, the Hotel Quinta do Serrado, lies in a lush private garden on the island of Porto Santo. Surrounded by greenery, this hotel offers stunning ocean and mountain...
3 star hotelParaiso Dourado
Estrada Francisco Rodrigues Jardim - Urbanização Zarcoshoppi, Porto Santo
The Paraiso Dourado, pleasant three-star hotel, lies a few hundred meters from the famous beach of Porto Santo. Ideal for a holiday with your family, this hotel has a 24 hour reception, free covered parking and a...
4 star hotelAparthotel Luamar
Cabeço Da Ponta, Porto Santo
3 star hotelHotel Praia Dourada
Rua D. Estevão De Alencastre, Porto Santo
4 star hotelHotel Vila Baleira Thalassa
Sitio do Cabeço Da Ponto - Apartado 243, Porto Santo
3 star hotelINATEL Porto Santo
Estrada Regional Nº 120, Porto Santo
Sitio do Espirito Santo - Campo de Baixo, Porto Santo
Bed and BreakfastCasa do Velho Dragoeiro
Rua Gregorio Pestana n.16 A, Porto Santo