Category Archives: PortoSanto

Columbus Festival – Festival Colombo 2011

The Columbus Festival was first held in 2000 with the aim of launching a quality cultural tourism offer on the island of Porto Santo. This year it will be held from 15th till 17th of September 2011. The event is based around the historical figure of Christopher Columbus, who had close links with Madeira both as a sugar trader during

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Madeira Islands Golf

The Madeira Islands with their eternal spring are the perfect golf destination all year round. Two different islands, three magnificent golf courses and a wide range of accommodation, leisure and wellness for all golfers. Their golfing tradition goes back to 1937, when three British men, Miles, Leacock and Blandy, built the first nine-hole course. In Madeira you have two courses

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Porto Santo

Porto Santo is just one long (white) sandy beach …. with a bit of an island attached to it. It is part of the Madeira archipelago and the island does not resemble to its big sister island Madeira. Travel Channel has published a amusing short video about Porto Santo (thanks to Der for the mention in his blog). A few

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Christopher Columbus Festival

On 13th to 15th of September Porto Santo will devote these days to one of its most important habitant who lived several years on this island ……. Christopher Columbus! 1478 was the year that Columbus traveled to Madeira for the first time. In those years Funchal ’s was one of the largest sugar trade centres of the world. But for

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Beaches and Nightlife

What is the best time of the year to go to Madeira? To go to the beach. And how is the nightlife on Madeira? Where in Madeira can you do all this? During the whole year it is a good time to go to Madeira. Only during the first months of the year I have experienced some periods with showers,

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Beach Volleyball Championship

The final of the European Circuit of the Women’s World Beach Volleyball Championship …. also known as the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour …. takes place on Porto Santo Island this year …. from 14 to 17 September. After staging the SWATCH-FIVB U-21 World Championships in 2004 and a men’s FIVB challenger stop in 2005, the Madeira Island of Porto Santo stages

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Madeira Regional Festivities

Almost all year around you can find regional festivities somewhere on the island. For those that want to experience one of these typical Madeira feasts … we have gathered the dates of the festivities per parish. Madeira Regional Festivities – Upload a Document to Scribd