Porto Santo’s climate is dry and stable; its temperature does not vary much between seasons and it is possible to go to the beach all year round. The beach is bathed by a sea of calm and crystal clear waters.
In the summer months, the average sea water temperature is mild, between 24 ºC and 25 ºC, as in the late spring and early autumn.
For the remaining seasons of the year when the water temperature is pleasant, there is variation from one to two degrees cooler than in summer.
The Columbus Festival is based on a series of tourist entertainment initiatives that portray the time when this famous merchant resided on the island of Porto Santo, recalling his experiences in the Madeira Archipelago.