Remote from the island of Madeira, Porto Santo is a blissful sanctuary for those needing a break from the relentless demands of modern life. Lying roughly 50 kilometers to the north east of Madeira, Porto Santo is a surprisingly small island - only 11 kilometers long and 6 kilometers wide. The island covers an area of approximately 40 square kilometers and has a coastline 38 kilometers long. Porto Santo's major feature is the golden beach running the length of the south coast.
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