Porto Santo Tour
Come with us to discover beautiful views of Porto Santo Island Portugal.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
We will leave the Port or your Hotel towards Portela viewpoint, one of Porto Santo’s top attractions. The view down to the wonderful beach and over the Island are magnificent. There are some traditional windmills that will look great in any photo, and you won’t want to miss them. We will continue crossing old farmlands until we reach Castelo Peak (437 m). Here, we will see the views over the airport, the pretty city of Vila Baleira, the islets surrounding Porto Santo and the 9 km sandy beach. The locals made this spot a true Castle where they would take refuge when pirates or corsairs attacked them. We will stop for 30 minutes in Quinta das Palmeiras, a lovely oasis, for a relaxing walk around the charming garden with local flora, exotic birds, and Koi fish ponds. Our last stop will be at Ponta da Calheta, the most southern point on Porto Santo Island, and a must-see spot overlooking the beach and stunning rock formations. On clear days, we can see the neighbouring island of Madeira. Return to Vila Baleira. Book your seat now!
- Certified staff
- Entrance fees
- Air-conditioning vehicle
- Pickup & drop-off in the harbour (Porto de Abrigo) or Hotel.
- Food and drinks.
Please consult our FAQs section, where we have the answers to the most asked questions.
Hotel Pick-up (Departure time)
A member of our staff will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members. Please click here for location details and map.
Friday Morning & Wednesday Afternoon
Year-round, except on 25 December and 1 January
Morning tours (Friday) start at 10:00 and finish around 13:00.
Afternoon tours (Wednesday) start at 15:00 and finish around 18:00.
Departure Point and Time
Confirmed by email
What do you need to bring?
Comfortable walking shoes, camera, and a coat or a jacket if it gets cooler.
A raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.
Good to Know
We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified. We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore. Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.
13:00 | 18:00
Hotel Drop-off (Return Time)
We will take you back to the same spot where we picked you at the start of the tour.
The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.
Departure: Porto de Abrigo or Hotel.
Passing or stopping places: Portela, Serra de Fora, Serra de Dentro, Pedegral, Camacha, Pico do Castelo, Dragoal, Matas, Lombas, Campo de Cima, Quinta das Palmeiras, Lapeira, Campo de Baixo, Ponta da Calheta.
Return: Vila Baleira, Porto de Abrigo or Hotel
For hotels in Porto Santo: For all tours, we will collect you and drop you off at your hotel.
For hotels outside Porto Santo: Please note there maybe be an extra charge for such pick-ups and drop off.
If you have your own car, please select that option, and we will set the time and the meeting point.
Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and emergency phone number.
Our vehicle will have a very clear card (a banner) with our company logo on the windscreen and in case of being a group, the name of the group printed on it. Our driver or Tourist Guide will also have a list of the passenger’s name.
This tour is easy for the able-bodied. The tour moves at a leisurely pace and there are opportunities to sit and use the restroom if needed.
This tour is mobility friendly if you Upgrade to Private, so we can arrange a specially outfitted vehicle to accommodate wheelchair users. Most of our stops are accessible to wheelchair users.
It is good for kids, but please, feel free to book privately if you prefer.
Tours operate rain or shine. It never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.
Besides our tours for mainland travellers, we also offer great value options for people who travel by cruise ships. You can choose one of the existing tours or create your own customized itinerary. Get in touch to arrange your tour!
Our staff is the backbone of each successful service. We look for people who are not only qualified and experienced but who are also passionate and love what they do.
Yes, private tours are available for all tours listed on our site, but at a different rate. Please get in touch for any further information about any listed tours.
Any of our private tours run every day and can be customized to suit your preferences but bear in mind that some businesses aren’t available on public holidays or Sundays. Please get in touch to let us know what you would like to see and do, and we will do our best to arrange it.
No, we offer tours in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and German. Other languages on request.
Please get in touch as soon as you become aware you may be unable to make your tour, so we can try to accommodate you. If you are unable to make your reserved tour for reasons out of your control, and we have spaces on the tour for the following day we will happily change your booking free of charge. Please see our Policy for further detail.
We will make every effort to try to re-schedule your tour if you are unable to make it for reasons out of your control. In the instance you wish to cancel your tour all together please see our Cancellation Policy for details on refunds.
Yes. For any tour that includes a meal, we can cater for specific dietary requests. Please get in touch with us before your tour to let us know your requirements.
One of the great things about Lux Madeira is that we have no minimum requirements for our tour to run, so we will still go ahead if just one person has booked. The size depends on the number of bookings, but you can always choose to upgrade to a private tour at a different rate.
Prices for all our shared services are quoted per person, except in the case of our private services.
If you are happy with the service you receive, it’s customary to tip your driver and Tourist guide. This is entirely at your discretion.
Porto Santo island holidays is the ideal getaway all year round. Porto Santo weather in coastal areas is temperate and mild with no great extremes-although the temperature can drop the higher you go on the island so, whatever time of year you visit, be sure to bring warm clothes. Obviously, rainfall is higher in the winter, and you’ll probably need to pack a raincoat or umbrella. Porto Santo’s average temperatures range from 18C in winter to 25C in summer, with sea temperatures being nearly the same due to a warm Gulf Stream that surrounds the Island all year round, 18C to 22C.
The dress code for our tours is comfortable and casual. Dressing in layers gives you comfort as you can shed and add items when the climate varies. Consider packing.
- Comfortable walking shoes
- An all-weather coat
- Comfortable clothing
- Beach towel