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Madeira Island – Holidays

Madeira Island – Holidays

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PORTO SANTO: The best beach in world 50 km northeast of Madeira lies the island of Porto Santo, a 10 minute plane flight away from Madeira airport, 20 minutes by helicopter, or 21/4 hours by boat. Discovered in 1418 by João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira, this was the first island of the archipelago to be discovered. What was then a safe harbour to navigators escaping a storm is now a haven of tranquillity to those who visit. On this still not very populated island, there is a most magnificent beach, bathed by a tepid, shimmering blue sea. The 9 km of fine golden sand make it a paradise for holidaymakers, especially families. Comfort and quality service are mainstays of the island's hotels. Porto Santo also has spas, as well as thalassotherapy and geomedicine centr