Amazing golden sand beach
Porto Santo is the other inhabited island in the Madeira Archipelago. It has an extraordinary nine kilometre long beach with soft golden sand whose geological components have been studied rigorously by national and international specialists. It has healing qualities that attract thousands of visitors every year, mainly in the summer.
The island is quite arid but it has inviting little oasis and an excellent airport. One can travel between the islands daily by boat or by plane.
Mainly in the summer holiday high season the island is filled with tourists. There are some high quality hotels that cater to them and new hotels on the drawing table to get even more people on the island.
The main attraction is the immense beach and calm crystal clear waters, but there are more sites to visit on the island and the night life in the summer is intense.