Fonte Da Areia, Porto Santo Island

Have a relaxing time at Fonte Da Areia, a quiet and serene place surrounded by sand dunes and cliffs on one, and the clear blue ocean on the other side. If you're imaginative, you can join other visitors who try to decipher the strange nature-made shapes of the cliffs, or you can just snap as many photos as you can. Although there are no bars or restaurants here, you can always bring some food and have a picnic by the sea. Take a look at our Porto Santo Island trip planner to schedule your visit to Fonte Da Areia and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Incredible natural phenomenon, with fascinating formations and strange fossils, really a place one must spend 1 hour on-even if it takes longer to get there, a wonderful feeling to go into the sand.
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  • A desert area in the middle of an island that actually has no size. Great to see and visit. Totally unreal.
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  • Formerly Fonte de Areia contained the purest water on the island, used even with medicinal purposes, and as such was considered a sacred spring by its inhabitants. Nowadays most water flows not from old time Areia, but the wind kept us to leave his imprint on the sandy rocks, giving us tourists an amazing show of erosion, and remember that on an island as Porto Santo where the amount of water is controlled, the importance of natural sources you keep.
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  • Awesome place for a barbecue
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