The island of Porto Santo is part of the Archipelago of Madeira. It is situated at a distance of 50 Km north-east from Madeira.

No one can remain indifferent to the archipelago’s second largest island, so different from neighbouring Madeira, but just as attractive. The Island offers a unique sandy beach, about 9 km long.


The sands are therapeutic, with fine, soft grains containing healing organic matter with a carbonated chemical composition. In fact,  studies show that biogenic carbonate sand is mineralogically composed of magnesium-rich calcite (major component) and strontium rich aragonite,etc. According to medical reports and public recognition, these sands, in the form of sand baths, have been used locally for many years with success, for the treatment of osteoarticular and muscular diseases.


Don’t miss out! The scientifically proven therapeutic benefits of Porto Santo’s sea and sand can restore the lack of mineral salts in the body caused by stress and fatigue.


Luísa Rodrigues (Official Tourist Guide)

Photo Courtesy of Marla Castro