The sparsely populated island of Porto Santo lies 40 km northeast of the Madeira island. Quiet during most part of the year, it is the perfect place for those seeking an escape from the busy Funchal. The island offers a wide variety of outdoor activities such as diving, fishing, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing. Much less hilly than Madeira, the island of Porto Santo is also perfect for bike rides. You can rent bikes at hotels or downtown.