Porto Santo Island is a safe haven of peace and tranquillity with a perpetual all the year round warmth, 520 km off the African coast and 40 km from Madeira her larger sister island. It has an unspoiled 9 km golden beach, the soft sands are said to have therapeutic quality and a spectacular 18+9 hole golf course designed by Seve Balesteros, a new tennis complex, horse riding, scuba-diving centre and a new stadium where national roller-hockey is played. Porto Santo airport has daily schedule flights to Madeira (15 minutes away) which has many connections with both domestic and international flights to Europe and the new world. Furthermore Porto Santo airport has two direct schedule flights to Lisbon and Oporto plus two charter flights to England and Italy and boast a new ferry with daily 2 ½ hours sailing to Madeira. Porto Santo is a wonderful place for people who seek peace and quiet and a safe place to live, all the year round warm climate, modern amenities and the added bonus of not being too far removed from the busy world. The island has about five thousand residents including a smattering of British, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Italian, Swiss, French and Russian, forming a small but happy united nation.