Holidays to Porto Santo
Hop on a plane and just four hours later you could be stepping off onto the beautiful little island of Porto Santo. Just nine miles long, the island sits around 27 miles from Portugal’s Madeira, on the north eastern side, in the Atlantic Ocean. In stark contrast to its neighbour, Porto Santo offers a vast, flat landscape, punctuated with palm trees and vines, a encapsulated by beautiful beaches that just call out to its visitors. Holidays in Porto Santo provide not only the setting for a romantic getaway, but also a safe and entertaining environment for those travelling with children.
Enjoy your own private Porto Santo holiday
Porto Santo serves well as a destination to enjoy as you see fit during your time there. Whether you are looking for sun filled days spent relaxing on the beach or something a bit more adventurous, Porto Santo holidays can fulfill your every desire. The beaches surrounding the island, such as the one found in the island’s capital Vila Baleira, are vast and quiet. If you wander along the sandy shores you can always find a sheltered bay within which to enjoy your very own private paradise. If you feel your sand clad feet itching for something a bit more energetic, there are plenty of water sports to get involved in from the beaches, such as sailing, snorkeling, diving, jet skiing and kite surfing. Furthermore, if you would like to see the water from a less watery spot, there is the opportunity to climb aboard a boat and take a trip across the seas.
If you would like to tempt your cultured side with some exploration during a holiday to Porto Santo it is worth visiting the former house of adventurer Christopher Columbus, who visited the island in 1478 and consequently married the governor’s daughter. The building is home to a wealth of knowledge of his voyages and is even some rare artifacts for explorers both young and old to marvel at! Check out holidays to Canico here.
Enliven your taste buds
The restaurants on the island offer traditional cuisine, and will give you the chance to sample some of the locally caught fish you may have witnessed during a walk around the harbour in the islands capital. The dishes remain clean and simple, giving centre stage to the fresh ingredients. The capital also has a few bars where an evening can be spent, but overall, the nightlife is calm and relaxed.
If you feel inclined to spend a day somewhere more active during your stay, an hour’s ride aboard a ferry can transport you to Madeira’s Funchal, a lively capital city with a vigorous nightlife and copious shops and restaurants.
Porto Santo can become your very own little island getaway. Book all your holidays to Madeira with lastminute.com