Porto Santo holiday trip to the island of Portugal, tourism

Travel Guide Porto Santo, travel and holidays in the island located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal, where the climate is mild all year.

Travel guide Porto Santo

Porto Santo is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal and about 50 km north-east of the island of Madeira. Belongs to Portugal and has an area of ​​60 square kilometers with just under 5,000 inhabitants.

Porto Santo is characterized by a mild climate all year with temperatures ranging from 18 to 27 degrees Celsius, the south coast with fine sand and the north on the contrary full of cliffs positioned overlooking the ocean.

The temperature of the ocean around its coasts is never so cold as heated mild undersea volcanic activity. With rainy phenomena are infrequent and the presence of dry winds, the vegetation is lush little even for the rocky nature of its territory with a prevalence of prickly pears and other succulents.

Among the crops most typical are the screw, watermelons and melons. Vila Baleira is the main town of Porto Santo where he lived for a short period of Christopher Columbus which you can still visit the house.

Pico do Facho with 516 m is the highest rise from where you can see the five uninhabited islands that surround the island. Although the climate of Porto Santo mild throughout the year should be noted that a good time to take a holiday by the sea with beach life in a bathing suit is the one that goes from May 1 until October 31.