The Golden Island – Porto Santo

Porto Santo Island is a secret paradise!

Home for several months. Porto Santo, a secret to discover.




In Portugal, Porto Santo was the first Portuguese area in the Atlantic Ocean and represented an important historical pillar. It became a constant reference in the navigation charts as a sheltered port for caravels. The islands were abandoned until 1446, year in which the captaincy of Porto Santo was granted to Bartolomeu Perestrelo. The house of Colombo – Museum of Porto Santo – has areas dedicated to Christopher Columbus’. The notion of time is relative in Porto Santo…

The quietness and peacefulness of this small island invite one to reflect, relax and experience peace of mind. Zimbralinho is like an amphitheater offering romance in a beach with turquoise water (after many places on my world journey a truly believe being this beach as unique and the most beautiful in the world). As one climb the slope, one’s sight reaches Ilhéu da Cal and Ilhéu do Ferro, as well as Pico de Ana Ferreira. In Pico do Castelo, almost at the top, one will find a status of António Schiappa de Azevedo who propelled Porto Santos’s reforestation and whose project was based on diversification of species and on the recovery of the island’s vegetable life. Restaurants in Porto Santo Island: there are many and all good. Golf restaurant is for some locals the best. It is a perfect symbiosis of a good food and calm green. Lambeca since 1961: Porto Santo’s “ice – creams have been sold on the island since 1961. Initially these home-made came in 5 flavours. Today they are international my known for its quality and tradition. Ponta da Calheta is a unique place. Fresh grilled fish is recognized as the house specialty. I recommend ” feijoada “. At the beach eat a Berliner. Thalasso & Spa is one of the best equipped in the country reason why I enjoy so much Vilabaleira Hotel. However, I cannot recommend it. They often go overbooking and spread their guests to other hotels. Porto Santo Hotel is well located and with a great bar at the beach. Besides is walking distance from the city center, with shops, restaurants, bars, pharmacy and whatever you need. “Casa da Avó” restaurant is a minute walk from Porto Santo Hotel and the owners are extraordinarily friendly. Delight yourself with seafood feijoada, oven-roasted octopus flavoured with herbs, octopus grandmother style, grilled sirloin steak with green pepper or shrimp sauce. Lovely! Diving and sailing in Porto Santo, as well as many other nautic sports, are possible at reasonable prices.

There are only 39 properties available. Out of them, I recommend 5.

One of our top picks in Porto Santo. This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Situated in Porto Santo, this hotel is on a sandy beach. It has an infinity edge pool with views of the Atlantic Ocean and offers air-conditioned accommodation.

Rooms and villas at the Hotel Porto Santo & Spa come equipped with a cable TV. Some rooms feature a private garden or a balcony with panoramic views.

In the morning Hotel Porto Santo & Spa serves a buffet breakfast. The hotel has a restaurant that offers traditional Portuguese dishes. There is also a beach bar that serves refreshing beverages.

Guests can play mini golf and table tennis on site. Nearby leisure activities include canoeing, hiking, and windsurfing.

The Hotel Porto Santo & Spa is located less than 3 km from Porto Santo Airport. The hotel offers 24-hour front desk service and free public parking is possible on site.

The staff speaks English and German.

This beachfront aparthotel in Porto Santo is 4 km from Vila Baleira’s centre. It has an outdoor pool with Atlantic Ocean views and apartments with a balcony.

With panoramic mountain or ocean views, the apartments at the Aparthotel Luamar are bright and airy and have tiled flooring. They include a kitchenette, cable TV, and a fully equipped bathroom.

Guests can enjoy a range of refreshing drinks and cocktails from the pool bar, and the on-site mini market provides basics for self-catering.

The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a terrace.

This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. Located on the coast of Porto Santo, close to Calheta Restaurant. Inatel Porto Santo offers an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. All spacious suites come with a seating area and a balcony.

Some rooms include scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The hotel offers diving and cycling facilities.


This property is 1-minute walk from the beach. Offering outdoor and indoor swimming pools, the luxurious 5-star Pestana Colombos Premium Club – All Inclusive also features a restaurant. The unit is just steps from the golden sands of Porto Santo Beach.

The resort has deluxe rooms, suites and apartments available.


Vila Baleira Resort All Inclusive boasts an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and a spa offering anti-stress treatments. Located in Porto Santo, it has direct tunnel access to Baleira Thalassa and the medicinal sands of Porto Santo Beach.

Atlantic Restaurant serves a varied menu, while a tropical cocktail or apéritif can be enjoyed in the Navegator Bar. Light snacks and salads are available at the Beach Club.

Zimbralinho beach is still a kept secret! Do not walk down there unless with locals.







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