7 Wonders of Portugal -“Dune Beaches”


The islands of Madeira and Porto Santo are recognized nationally and internationally as a very special place to spend a memorable vacation. Its tourist potential and qualities are reinforced by renowned awards attributed to Madeira over the years.

The islands of Madeira and Porto Santo received two awards from the organization of the 7 Wonders of Portugal: “Forests and Woodlands” in 2010 and “Dune Beaches” in 2012, respectively.

The Golden Island was considered one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal - Beaches in the category “Dune Beaches”, thus confirming the recognition of the therapeutic qualities of the beach of Porto Santo, and the very beauty of this island.


Porto Santo Beach considered one of the 15 best beaches in Europe!


Born from the same initiative in which Madeira Islands competed last year for European Best Destination, the organization chose the 15 best beaches in Europe, including the 9 km of golden sand of Porto Santo.
On Porto Santo beach, the pleasure of sea bathing combined with tranquillity and the quality of the sand make the island an exceptional holiday destination. Health and well-being go hand in hand, since in addition to the transparency of the waters, it has indisputable therapeutic properties.
The beach of Porto Santo Island was voted the best “dunes beach” in the competition for the “7 Wonders - Beaches of Portugal”, an award that honours the quality and beauty of this beach. This beach also holds the Blue Flag since 1992 and every year sees the "Golden Quality” award reinstated, given by the environmental association, Quercus.
All these attributes placed this beach among the 15 best in Europe. 
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