Porto Santo Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Leaving Madeira glimpse of airport
    Leaving Madeira glimpse of airport
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  • View from ferry
    View from ferry
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  • Porto Santo - Calheta beach
    Porto Santo - Calheta beach
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    Fonte da areia

    by salinhopt Updated Nov 10, 2003

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    Fonte da areia or "Sand fountain" on an island with strictly controlled supply of water, natural sources are extremely valuable. In the olden days this source had the purest water in the island and was used for medical treatments. By all accounts it was considered sacred by the local people. The water is hardly the same today. However, the action of the wind on the sandy rocks has over the years created a fantastic erosion effect. To reach the spring one leaves the village of Camacha along a road towards the West and the sea coast.

    Porto Santo - Fonta da areia view

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    Ilheu de Cima lighthouse

    by salinhopt Updated Nov 10, 2003

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    This is the first lighthouse seen by ships coming from Europe. Between Porto Santo and Madeira one can see both the beams of this lighthouse and also that of Ponta de São Lourenço, a distance of 30.5 miles.

    Porto santo - Ilheu de Cima

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    Calheta

    by salinhopt Updated Nov 10, 2003

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    There is probably no better way to enjoy the whole island of Porto Santo than to go to Calheta Point and walk back along the beach. While you admire this astonishing landscape, let yourself be rocked by the magic sound of the waves. If you don’t like the idea of walking back, wait for the sunset and admire the sun’s last rays touching the golden sands.

    Porto Santo - Calheta

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    Calheta beach

    by salinhopt Written Nov 10, 2003

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    Calheta village has one of the most beautiful beaches in Porto Santo. The rocks
    that stand out from the sea form a wonderful scenary.

    The major atraction and advantage of this beach is having few tourists around.

    Porto Santo - Calheta beach

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    Porto Santo

    by bianchis Written Sep 12, 2004

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    Amazingly different from the island of Madeira. Almost no vegetation at all. The southern coast is bordered by a 9 Kms. long beach with golden, soft sand.
    A day on this island was enough.

    View from ferry

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    Include a trip to Porto Santo

    by bianchis Written Sep 12, 2004

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    If you love sandy beaches you wouldnt find any in Madeira but by taking the ferry to Porto Santo you can enjoy the cruise see the coast line of Madeira and spend a day at the beach

    Leaving Madeira glimpse of airport

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    The north coast

    by salinhopt Written Jul 31, 2003

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    Most part of the people that visit Porto Santo just stay in the south side of the island but in the north you can see really beautifull landscapes! Just rent a car!

    Porto santo - North coast

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