Christopher Columbus' house: According to Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas, this is where Christopher Columbus lived during his marriage to Filipa Moniz. We don't know for sure if this is true, but there are several exhibits related to the discoverer’s voyages and the world of navigation, as well as some portraits.
Windmills of Porto Santo: Windmills are perhaps one of the most representative images of Porto Santo. The conditions on the island were ideal for creating these structures for grinding cereals around the 18th-19th centuries. Although it is believed that there may have been around 30 such constructions, only six survive today. You can find them at the Fontinha and Portela viewpoints, as the rest are privately owned.
Our Lady Of Grace Chapel: As this enclave is one of the oldest religious temples on the island, dating back to around the 16th century, it is steeped in history. Many inhabitants hid here from pirate attacks and, after being destroyed at the beginning of the 19th century, it was rebuilt in the mid-20th century where the previous chapel had stood. Paleo dunes: These dunes will catch your eye as they are not located near the sea but at the top of the cliffs. It has this name because all the vegetation and crustaceans that lived there were fossilised. When you are walking around this spectacular place, take a look at the ground and you will be able to find remains at first glance.
Praia de Porto Santo: You can enjoy the only sandy beach of the archipelago, which stretches for 9 km. Along these kilometres, the beach has different names such as Penedo, Cabeço da Ponta, Calheta, Fontinha, Pedras Pretas or Ribeiro Salgado.
Pico de Ana Ferreira: At 283 metres above sea level, Pico de Ana Ferreira is the highest peak in the west of the island. It’s the source of a spectacular display of pentagonal rock columns similar to a church organ, caused by volcanic activity millions of years ago. The golf course and beach are further down. It’s relatively easy to access on foot and also has a high ground route more suitable for 4x4s.
Quinta das Palmeiras: You can enjoy ornithological species at this mini-zoo and botanical garden as well as a wide variety of plants, especially species such as palms, eucalyptus and pohutukawa trees. It also has a small lake where you can watch swans swimming around a fountain. Parrots and turtledoves are other inhabitants.