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Portela Viewpoint

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Address: Porto Santo Island, Portugal

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Another high view spot of Porto Santo. As expected, it offers a nice long view of the landscape, bringing a sensation of peace and calm.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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Leiria, Portugal
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Leiria, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Another high view spot of Porto Santo. As expected, it offers a nice long view of the landscape, bringing a sensation of peace and calm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Brilliant 3 hour trip with tour guide. Visited both view points at each end of island. Glad we did trip

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Funchal, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We walked here from our hotel in Vila Baleira, took us about an hour uphill. Well worth the walk, most people drive or cycle. The views over Porto Santo are great, can see to the west, east and north. There are some old wind mills at the top which were used centuries ago for milling grain. On the way back... More 

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Bedfordshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Another great viewpoint. Wild , unspoilt. Could have spent a few hours just looking out to see . So peaceful.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Recommend the Island tour, 4 hours and you see everything. Stunning views too. Get the coach, as it's half the price of a jeep, and you see exactly the same thing

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Thank gary k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

A perfect view from one end of this small island. There is not lots to do in Porto Santo so get out and see it all.

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Thank Kim C
England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were taken on a tour of the island in a 4x4. This was the last stop on our tour, excellent views of porto santo island and a beautiful spot for photographs

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Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Fantastic view point can see the whole south side of island, visited on jeep 4x4 tour, walks start from this view point

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

It was an amazing view you could see all of Porto Santo beach area and most of the mountains Gave you an insight of how small the island is Worth the trip

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

great place to take photos of the little island was a very clear day and we got some great pictures from here.

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