Fonte da Areia, Porto Santo

Discover the Fonte da Areia in Porto Santo, Madeira. 

Fonte da Areia, Porto Santo
Fonte da Areia
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The scarce rain in the island of Porto Santo strains quickly through the sandy floors and then, when it reaches the basalt watertight layers, emerges making natural fountains.

Fonte da Areia is one of the most popular ones. The legend goes that by drinking its waters, your body and soul’s health is recovered, and you will gain longevity.

This natural spring, supplies various lavoirs, which were used to clean clothes. The nearby sandy cliffs have been eroded by the wind and the rain, making curious sculptures.

To arrive, you can go on foot, leaving from Camacha through the west road. This is a charming place to spend the day and to picnic.

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