On your next trip to the island of Porto Santo make sure to consider our Porto Santo car hire services in order to enjoy its rich offerings in detail. The island is part of the Madeira archipelago and has only one major urban settlement in the town of Vila Baleira.
The island has a small airport which receives flights from both mainland Portugal and coastal Africa so if you land at Porto Santo Airport you could have our Porto Santo car hire services have a car ready for you at the airport as soon as you land. Getting around the island by car is extremely easy to do because it benefits from a very good road network which links all the various important spots on the island.
Once on Porto Santo there are a few places that you’ll surely want to visit one of them being Christopher Columbus’ house which now is a museum dedicated to Columbus and his life on the island as well as other Portuguese discoveries from that era. The exhibits also feature a collection of maps, navigation tools and assorted art.
The Matriz Church is another point of interest that you’ll want to visit while in Porto Santo. This is a church built in 1430 and located in the middle of Vila Baleira, its beautiful paintings will make the visit worthwhile.
Close-by you can see the Pacos do Concelho, or the Town Hall, which was built in the 16th century and ever since that time it has been used as a palace and as a jail.
One great spot from where you can see the island is Pico Castelo viewpoint, situated at a hight of 437 meters this will offer you the best panoramic views of the island and its surrounding waters.
Porto Santo benefits from arguably the best beaches in the archipelago, with nine kilometers of them you will surely find something that fits your requirements.
These are some of the things that you can see and do while in Porto Santo but don’t forget that in order to enjoy these and the others that haven’t been mentioned you’ll need the help of our Porto Santo car hire services.