The island of Porto Santo has more than just the beautiful sandy beach to offer. Discover the most beautiful spots of the island on a trip around the island.
From the harbor, head to the Portela viewpoint, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the island and admire the old traditional windmills. Continue through Serra de Fora, Serra de Dentro and Pedegral - former agricultural sites of the island. Through the small town of Camacha, it then goes on the Pico do Castelo (437m), on which the population has previously taken refuge in pirate attacks. From here it goes through Dragoal, Matas, Lombas and Campo de Cima to the Quinta das Palmeiras, a beautifully landscaped garden with a small bird park. Through Lapeira, Campo de Baixo and Ponta we go to Calheta, a small natural harbor in the southern part of the island. End of the tour is Vila Baleira, the capital of the island.
From the port or hotel, drive through Campo de Baixo to the Pico das Flores viewpoint. From here you can enjoy beautiful views of the two islands "Ilhéu de Cima" and "Farol" and the mountains "Pico do Facho" and "Pico do Castelo". Continue to Pico Ana Ferreira, where you can admire the impressive basalt formations. The lava strands in different lengths and with up to 6 corners are a geological rarity. Via Lapeira and Campo de Cima we reach the Quinta Palmeira, a green oasis with beautiful gardens and a small bird park. Through the small towns of Lombas, Matas and Dragoal, it goes on the Pico do Castelo (437m), on which the population has taken refuge in earlier pirate attacks. From here we drive through Camacha, Pedregal and Serra de Dentro to an old country house, where you can see the old way of life on Porto Santo and taste a local wine. After a stop at the viewpoint Portela, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the island and the typical windmills of Porto Santo, it goes back to your hotel.