The Surprising Island of Porto Santo

Thought that Madeira was just one island? Madeira is a group of islands and one of them will delight those in love with kilometric sandy beaches: Porto Santo. Originally the main island of Madeira is volcanic and did not have any beach. So recently, two small artificial beaches have been built on the main island […]

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Mercado Velho (Porto Santo)

Centrally located, Mercado Velho will serve you food from early morning to late evening. Not only do they have the freshest tuna and sardine dishes, but also the traditional alcohol-flambéed Portuguese chorizo. A favourite among locals, this hidden gem is yet to be found by most visitors to Porto Santo. Useful Information Address: Rua João Goncalves […]

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Casa d’Avó (Porto Santo)

Casa d’Avó is known for serving local ingredients and dishes with an international cuisine twist. The menu varies with the day’s fish haul, and the attentive staff will certainly serve you a dish that will make you want to come back to this tiny, remote island. Useful Information Address: Campo de Baixo, Porto Santo Opening hours: Sun–Sat 4pm–12am […]

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Porto Santo Island

The sparsely populated island of Porto Santo lies 40 km northeast of the Madeira island. Quiet during most part of the year, it is the perfect place for those seeking an escape from the busy Funchal. The island offers a wide variety of outdoor activities such as diving, fishing, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing. Much less […]

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A Paradise Called Porto das Salemas ( Porto Santo)

The port of Salemas is another paradise within a paradise. Situated on the north coast of the island, the site has long been discovered by locals and timidly invaded by the tourists. Far from the world and many meters below civilization, this magical place is only accessible by foot and reveals, at low tide, an […]

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