Seriously, if you have come to Porto Santo expecting to fill your days with trips and adventure then you've probably booked the wrong island. This gorgeous island is all about relaxation.
Studies have shown that the sand and surrounding waters are rich in Calcium, Magnesium and Iodine which give them the therapeutic properties needed to help the human body recover from stress and other ailments. There are a number of spas capitalising on this, most of which are based in the main hotels but they are all happy to take appointments from guests not staying. So why not treat yourself to some hydro massage at Vilabaleira
or beauty facials at Pestana’s Porto Santo Hotel
There are also a number of small taverns and restaurants that are worth a visit, Most notably are Bar Joao do Cabeco
or the Panorama Restaurant
, as well as a few fun beach bars with amazing views see O Corsario
. In the summer the island population swells with Madeiran tourists who have popped over to enjoy the sun and beach.
Christopher Columbus once lived on the island with his Portuguese wife and their home is now one of the islands museums. Its worth paying a visit if you really cant take anymore rest and relaxation.