Porto Santo, Madeira

Porto Santo is located in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira in the North Atlantic Ocean. The island lies 37 km to the Northeast of Madeira, the only other inhabited island in the region. A 9km stretch of natural sandy beach is the main attraction, but the sleepy village and tranquil lifestyle is also the reason why visitors who discover Porto Santo keep coming back.

The water is here is crystal clear, and the island’s natural marine landscape and wildlife remain untouched. As such water sports are popular, including diving, swimming, sailing, jet ski, canoeing, water-ski, and fishing. Walking tours through the hills and through the rough landscape are also popular with visitors.

Things to See & Do

* Porto Santo beach
* Pico do Castelo – small fortress
* Casa de Colombo (House of Christopher Columbus)
* Vila Baleira - Porto Santo’s Capital
* Wallking tours

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Portuguese
Land Area – 42.17 km’s²
Population – 5000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time –GMT/UTC plus 0 hours
International Country Telephone Code – +351 (Portugal)

Port Location – The Port of Funchal is a 15-minute walk from the city centre of Santa Cruz on Madeira. Ferries arrive at the port in Vila Baleira on Porto Santo.

Transport Links – There are regular flights available from Madeira and directly from Lisbon TAP (Air Portugal) to Porto Santo airport. You can charter helicopter flights from Funchal on Madeira and back. Daily ferries from Madeira to Porto Santo and back are available; the journey takes approx. 2h30min.

Information on this Web Site has been obtained from the Cruise Companies represented. However, the cruise industry is constantly changing and should be used as a guide only. We are unable to take responsibility for incorrect information and you must confirm all details at the time of booking.