Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.

Porto Santo

From Wikitravel
Europe : Iberia : Portugal : Madeira : Porto Santo
Revision as of 13:53, 16 January 2010 by 89.180.216.194 (Talk)

Jump to: navigation, search
Porto Santo's beach 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.

Portugal and Madeira Car Hire - Auto Jardim

Get around

  • Rent a Car - Porto Santo has a good road network, that links the main points of the island. Several companies rent cars in Porto Santo, such as:

Insularcar [1], Moinho Rent-a-Car [2] and Rodavante [3].

  • By bus (Town center next to the petrol station) - Tel.: (+351) 291 982780 / 291 982403.
  • By Taxi (Av. Dr. Manuel Gregório Pestana Junior) - Tel.: (+351) 291 982123.

See

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

Do

  • Porto Santo Golf Course, [4]. Has two 18-hole golf courses and one nine-hole course. It is promoted by Severiano Ballesteros, the Spanish golfing champion.

Buy

Eat

  • Restaurante Baiana (Rua Doutor Nunes Silvestre Vieira Teixeira) - Tel.: (+351) 291 984 649.
  • Restaurante Gazela - Tel.: (+351) 291 984 425.

Drink

Sleep

  • 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), [5].
  • Casa Rosário Coelho - Turismo de Habitação (Rua Dona Berta Teixeira Aguiar 6) - Tel.: (+351) 291 984 306; fax: (+351) 291 984 571. The ideal place for those seeking quiet. This residential manor was built in 1837.
  • Pensão Central (Rua Coronel Abel Magno Vasconcelos) - Tel.: (+351) 291 982 226; fax: (+351) 291 983 460.
  • Hotel Praia Dourada *** (Rua Doutor Estevão Alencastre) [6] - Tel.: (+351) 291 982 315; fax: (+351) 291 982 484.
  • Hotel Torre Praia **** (Rua Goulart Medeiros) [7] - Tel.: (+351) 291 980 450; fax: (+351) 291 982 487. Right next to Porto Santo's beach.
  • Hotel Vila Baleira **** (Sítio do Cabeço da Ponta) [8] - Tel.: (+351) 291 980 800; fax: (+351) 291 980 801. The hotel has a SPA, and the only thalassotherapy center of the island. The rooms have a beach-view.
  • Hotel Porto Santo **** [9] - Tel.: (+351) 291 980 140; fax: (+351) 291 980 149.

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.



This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!


Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages

other sites