Porto Santo

Talking about the island of Porto Santo's talk of golden beaches and therapies, from the beginning of the Portuguese maritime epic and, of course, one of the most important 15th-century browsers, Christopher Columbus. Discovered in 1418 by João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira, the story goes that the discoverer of America lived on this island, having married one of the daughters of its first Captain-donatário, Bartolomeu Perestrelo. The municipality of the same name, created in 1835, occupies the entire surface of the island, in the autonomous region of Madeira, and is headquartered in the city of Vila Baleira. With an approximate area of 42.2 km2 and just over 5 thousand inhabitants, Porto Santo features a geography and a climate quite distinct from the much larger island of Madeira, with few mountains, sandy soil, low rainfall and temperature range, oodles of Palm trees and a magnificent beach with 9 km of extension, lapped by crystal waters and whose sands have admittedly therapeutic properties. This set of factors allows you to enjoy the beach practically all year round, making this Council very tempting for vacation, and encourages the practice of water sports such as sailing, canoeing or diving. If you prefer, in the most central of the island, and green can make equestrian, golf, walks by footpaths watching the scenery and enjoying the true hospitality of the porto-santenses. Currently one of the 5 counties of the country with only one parish, Porto Santo offers a startling contrast to the rest of the archipelago, is the Golden Beach, the horizon plan, a peaceful way of life that invites to evade and typicality of its people, whose culture and tradition are reflected in art as the manufacture of utensils in hearts of Palm and interlaced in canavieira.

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Pestana Porto Santo
Pestana Porto Santo

5 star

Hotel located in the splendid golden sandy beach of Porto Santo, surrounded by 30 thousand square meters of gardens and two swimming pools. The concept of this…

Pestana Colombos Premium Club
Pestana Colombos Premium Club

5 star

The Pestana Columbuses Premium Club was opened in July 2013, all-inclusive. With luxurious décor, three outdoor pools, private garage, business center, and shu…

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