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Opel Corsa will accommodate up to 5 people on a trip round Porto Santo
Porto Santo is one of the most visited Portuguese destinations outside the mainland. This second largest island of the Madeira archipelago on the Atlantic Ocean is popular due to paradisiac scenery and beautiful beach.
Unlike the main island, Madeira, which has mostly rocky beaches, Porto Santo benefits from an over 5 miles long strip of a soft sand beach with easy access to water and ideal conditions for water sports. A variety of other attractions are also available for tourists across the island.
Get a glimpse of attractions that await you in Porto Santo:
Porto Santo car rental companies
The fairly small island of Porto Santo (the area is of approximately 16 sq mi) offers a limited choice of rent-a-car companies. Rodavante and Moinho Rent A Car, both local, Portuguese brands, are the major car rental providers on the island.
Also the fleet of Porto Santo rental cars is not as diverse as at the nearby Madeira island, you should be, however, able to find cars in mini to compact classes. It is essential to book well in advance for the best prices and availability.
Travel to Porto Santo
Porto Santo Airport - PXO is the main gateway to the island. The airport operates year round service to Lisbon and Funchal and a selection of seasonal and charter flights from several European countries, amongst them Germany, UK, Italy, Denmark and Belgium. Thomson Airways is the main carrier to offer flights from the UK to Porto Santo.
The airport is located in the centre of the island, in a 1.5 mile distance from Vila Baleira, Porto Santo’s main town.
See map of Porto Santo (airport and main roads).
It is also possible to travel to Porto Santo by ferry from Funchal, on Madeira island. The trip takes approximately 2h15min and costs 57 euros (per person, round trip) in the high season and 46 euros in low season (prices quoted in 2016).
Golf in Porto Santo
The Portuguese island of Porto Santo is a popular golf destination for both Portuguese and foreign enthusiasts of this sport. Porto Santo Golfe course was designed by the renowned Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros and makes a great use of the island natural surroundings, from the dramatic cliff coast in the northern part, to the dune-rolling beach in the south.
Porto Santo Golf resort:
The golf complex includes also 8 tennis courts and an equestrian centre.