Porto Santo

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Porto Santo viewed from a nearby hill

Porto Santo is the northernmost and easternmost island in Portugal's Madeira archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 9km long. The main industry is tourism.

Get in

There is a small airport with flights to and from Funchal, about 15 minutes away.

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Get around


  • Christopher Columbus' house, now a museum. Exhibits about Columbus and art displays. Columbus married on the island and lived here for some time.


  • Porto Santo Golf Course, [2]. Has two 18-hole golf courses and one nine-hole course. It is promoted by Severiano Ballesteros, the Spanish golfing champion.





  • Pestana Porto Santo, Estrada Regional 111, Nº 120 Sitio do Campo de Baixo 9400-015 Porto Santo, (+351) 291 144 000 (, fax: (+351) 291 144 099), [1].

Get out

Madeira - The larger island of Madeira is only 15 away by flight. A visit to the beautiful city of Funchal and the Madeirense countryside would be a good idea. Boats can also be rented for the trip.

Wikipedia:Porto_Santo Island

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