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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Porto Santo, Portugal your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for an idyllic island retreat won’t be disappointed by the beautiful island of Porto Santo. Located 23 miles to the north east of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean, this Portuguese territory has plenty of interesting things for tourists to do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to Porto Santo, Portugal

Porto Santo is a great spot for families and sunbathers with a long sandy beach stretching over nine kilometres from Vila Baleira to Ponta de Calheta. The sands here are said to have healing qualities. The island is quite flat so there are not too many peaks to climb for hikers, although there are many pleasant walks to be found. The best way to get around this small island is to hire a bike as it is only 11 kilometres long and 7 kilometres wide.

The sea is warm enough to swim in for much of the year and game fishing is very popular in the clear waters here. Watersports are offered here too including canoeing, rowing, sailing, jet-ski, water skiing, windsurfing and kite surfing. An 18-hole golf course designed by Severiano Ballesteros stretches across the island and there is also a driving range and a nine-hole pitch and putt.

There are a few restaurant, bars and cafes on the island serving specialities such as meat on the spit, grilled chicken and octopus rice. The island has plenty of lively places for the evenings with Penedo do Sono offering restaurants, bars and clubs open until late. Shops are limited but there are a couple of supermarkets for self catering holidaymakers to stock up on food and drink.

Places to visit on holiday to Porto Santo, Portugal

There are a small number of places to visit on the island should visitors need a break from sunbathing or sporting activities. Attractions here include Quinta das Palmeiras, which features exotic plants and birds. Meanwhile Casa Museu Cristovao and Cardina Museum are other interesting places for that rare rainy day.

A ferry takes passengers to Funchal in Madeira and back each day. There are many shops and markets in Funchal as well as restaurants. A cable car takes visitors to the top of the mountain where there are some beautiful gardens to wander around, not to mention spectacular views.

Weather in Porto Santo, Portugal

As with much of Europe the hottest time of year on Porto Santo is July and August with an average temperature of approximately 23 to 24 degrees centigrade. During this period there are about eight hours of sunshine per day. Porto Santo experiences very little temperature fluctuation during the year. Rainfall on the island is much less than on neighbouring Madeira.

Travel to Porto Santo, Portugal

There are direct flights to the island of Porto Santo from Funchal, Lisbon and London-Gatwick. Alternatively visitors can take a flight to Funchal, the Madeira capital, which has flights to and from more cities including Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Manchester, Munich and Paris as well as several other cities. A ferry carries passengers once a day from Funchal to Porto Santo.

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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
    (15 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    House #810290
    15
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      • 4 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 10
      Villa #6772919
      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Multiple rentals Apartment #419792
        9
          Very Good! 4.2/5
          (9 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Multiple rentals Apartment #419792
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Villa #1765326
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Villa #6878824
              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Villa #6878855
                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Villa #6878842
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #1771148
                    2 Reviews
                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                      (10 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Apartment #1446003
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                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (5 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Villa #1752095
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                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                          (10 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Condo #1002861
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (11 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #6595469
                            11
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Villa #1793863
                              6
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #1150302
                                1 Review
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #6513746
                                  2 Reviews
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (6 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 3
                                    Bungalow #1705685
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                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Villa #1605153
                                      2 Reviews
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #6462841
                                        2 Reviews
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Villa #6472225
                                          2 Reviews
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #6887246
                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Villa #494777
                                              3
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                House #3900756
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  House #1851072
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Apartment #6789002
                                                    1 Review
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Villa #6066043
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Apartment #6279723
                                                        9
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Villa #6878850
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            Apartment #6556612
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #1187357
                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                House #6834783
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #6483880
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    House #6898336
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #6857908
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #6072195
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          House #2491696
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            House #6228092
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #6855599
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #6040576
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #2331488
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Villa #1034541
                                                                                    7
                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                      Apartment #1031525
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        House #1033167
                                                                                        11
                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Villa #1092582
                                                                                          1 Review
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            House #1039234
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                              Apartment #847507
                                                                                              1 Review
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Villa #1029471
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                                                                                                Villas in Porto Santo - Self Catering Rentals (61)

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Beautiful property, beautifully decorated and with all the commodities as advertised.

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We had a wonderful stay at Porto Santo and would like to thank the Noronha family for their warm welcome into their property . Beautifully decorated and safe. Very close to all the amenities and most of all very close to the beautiful sandy beach. A restful place away from the stress of London, really what we needed! We are looking forward to return soon with the rest of our family as the house fulfills all our needs. Peaceful, clean, private and most of all very private . Thank you Mr Noronha and family . Warmest regards , Ana and Paulo Moreira
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                Very clean and renovated apartment

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                Super clean and renovated apartment located near the beach and center of Villa Baleira there you can find different shops and big supermarket with fresh products. Contact with owner was very fast and informative. I strongly recommended this place for everyone who like spend time on the fantastic beaches and also have interesting time of exploration island.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                A wonderful view.

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Porto Santo. The photos of the property don't do it justice; it is really spacious, neat and the view is stunning. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need making it really homely. Little extras like a coffee machine and iron were much appreciated. It's not far to walk into the town and the most beautiful beach is on the doorstep. There's a good range of bars and restaurants within easy reach. We really appreciated the owner allowing us a late check out on the day we left. I thoroughly recommend this property.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016