The golden island surrounded by the turquoise blue sea water, where perfect peace reigns, is all that you need on a relaxing holiday. Safe surroundings, hospitality of local people, pleasures of nature on the wonderful beach with its best sand and quiet waters, make the island of Porto Santo a favourite holiday travel destination.
The name was given to the island by its Portuguese discoverers after a long time at sea, and it means a “holy port” in English. Nowadays there are many not so adventurous possibilities of getting to Porto Santo, however, you can still discover for yourself its unique character that was the source of its name and that will certainly give you an unforgettable holiday!
Porto Santo is an island of a rare beauty conspicuously different from the island of Madeira, despite their geographical vicinity. Its flagship is a nine kilometres long beach, surrounded by a fantastically quiet, clear and dark blue sea. Thanks to its desert-like landscape, dominated by warm yellow and brown tones, the island is also called a „golden island“.
You are probably going to spend the largest part of your holiday on the excellent beach of Porto Santo. However, the island offers other kinds of activity as well. You can play golf, surrounded by an extraordinary scenery, play tennis, ride a horse, dive in the sea or go fishing, walk around the island on foot or go on a boat trip. You can also simply relax and close up the holiday with the immense feeling of bodily wellness, visiting the modern complex of thalassotherapy (medical use of sea water).