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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  • Great place with various forms of rock. Definitely worth a stop for a while during the tour of the island to take beautiful photos.
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  • Located to the north of the island just at the end of the runway you'll find some amazing wind swept cliffs with incredible rock formations & fossils These sandstone formations have been created / gor...  more »
  • Experience spectacular. Amazing how a small space (just realized how small it is, when we raised flight at the airport), it is possible to imagine the immensity of a Sahara, because the landscape does not leave us indifferent.
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  • I do not think it is a tourist attraction due to the State in which it is displeased. Maybe not do maintenance on our tracks and picnic space because of the erosion of the cliffs. At least they should take out the trash and the tall grass. For someone who lives on the island or stay over a week and have time to explore this site, you may not consider it to be wasted time. If you visit the Porto Santo in little time, don't waste time going down. Enjoy the wind erosion on the walls and no deeper than 50 meters. Will be better then to another point. (For example, at the end of the road, next to the airport runway, the left side, there are dunes that can go on foot).
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  • A beautiful vantage point on the island
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  • View of the northern coast of Porto Santo, and on planes
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