Pestana Colombos

Pestana Colombos is right on Porto Santo Beach. It has a spa centre and the outdoor leisure area, as well as full access to everything on offer at its sister hotel Pestana Porto Santo. The hotel’s interior is stylish and modern, with an ambience of complete tranquillity. Choose from rooms, suites and apartments, all decorated in a minimalist style and complete with air conditioning, flat screen TVs and fully furnished balconies. A huge pool with a well-kept sun terrace sits to the front of the property, and there are excellent restaurants on site, serving international dishes and a selection of sophisticated desserts, as well as traditional Portuguese cuisine.

Overview of Porto Santo, Portugal

A small island off the coast of Portugal, Porto Santo is part of the archipelago that includes the more well-known island of Madeira. While Madeira has long been a popular holiday destination, the luxurious resort of Porto Santo is something of a secret. Mostly pristine beaches and rolling hills, Porto Santo has a select number of high-quality restaurants and bars, too. Once home to Christopher Columbus, the main town of Vila Baleira is ideal if you want a culture fix. Life in Porto Santo, and in hotels like Pestana Colombos, is laidback, helping you to gently slow down, relax and take it easy during your time here.

Things to do in Porto Santo, Portugal

If and when you’re ready to leave the luxury of the Pestana Colombos, there’s loads to keep you entertained. Porto Santo boasts an impressive golf course which stretches the length of the island, built into the rugged cliffs and rolling out across the dunes. The main town of Porto Santo, Vila Baleira, is beautiful but modest. It has a town hall dating back to the 16th century, and a church built on the ruins of a 15th-century chapel. There’s a handful of shops for necessities and souvenirs, and there’s the manicured Infante Gardens, which has a children’s playground to keep the little ones busy. If you’re looking for holidays to Portugal where you can indulge in the finer things in life, Pestana Colombos in Porto Santo is the place to go. Wind down with a poolside cocktail, or take a second to simply feel the soft white sand beneath your feet. You’re bound to want to stay and extra week or two in paradise.

Resort Summary

Vila Baleira was the first settlement on the island of Porto Santo and remains the biggest. It was discovered in 1418 by Portuguese sailors who got lost and landed here after a severe storm. The landscape of the area retains a natural, untouched feel and you’ll find a relaxed, easy atmosphere with friendly locals.