Porto Santo is a small island in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. It’s known for its warm waters, dive sites and the long, sandy Porto Santo Beach. In the capital, Vila Baleira, the Christopher Columbus House Museum has displays on maritime history in the Italian explorer's former home. Near the summit of Ana Ferreira peak, the Pedreira viewpoint has sweeping views and a towering rock face of multihued columns.
The Esteiro lighthouse was established in 1914, from 1916 until 1918 this lighthouse did not work for military reasons during the 1st World War. In 1946 an expansion project was drawn up and in 1981 the lighthouse is automated and is now remotely controlled from the Lighthouse Center in Paço de Arcos. The lighthouse tower has a height of 21 m, the light is at an altitude of 31 m and its luminous range is 21 miles (c. 39 km), with a luminous characteristic of red occultations, with a period of 3 seconds.