Porto Santo and Christopher Columbus' House Featured in
Porto Santo Island is one of Madeira's most popular resorts with its long sandy beaches, picturesque landscape, and rich marine life. It used to be a place for corsairs and fishermen. Visit the house where Christopher Columbus lived – now serves as a museum to learn more about this unusual place and its history. If you plan to take a ferry to Porto Santo from the main island bear in mind that some severe storms can occur from December to February that may stop ferry operations for a day or two.