Cruises from Porto Santo
Porto Santo Island is a little known member of the Madeiran archipelago that lies 30 km NE of the island of Madeira, in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the west coast of Africa. The place remains blissfully undeveloped. The beaches are the island’s biggest selling point. Along the craggy north coast, waves foam against sharp cliffs and pebbly coves, while to the east the sands stretch, unbroken, for 9 km.
Porto Santo’s only town, Vila Baleira, is classically Portuguese. Whitewashed villas, neat town squares and pavement cafes are the lifeblood of this place. Amazingly, it was once home to Christopher Columbus.