There's no better way to explore an island as tiny as Porto Santo than a Bubble Car. These two-seater eco-friendly vehicles allow you to zip around in comfort and safety. They have a roof but are open-sided, providing both protection from the sun while offering natural air-conditioning.
With the Bubble Car, you'll be able to nip from sight to sight in no time. Check out the Flores lookout point at Cape Calheta or amble up close to the twin peaks of Facho and Castelo. Zoom around the capital, Vila Baleira, where you'll find important buildings such as the 16th century Mother Church and the home of Christopher Columbus – now a museum. Remote – by Porto Santo standards – hamlets such as Camacha will also be within easy reach. It is home to the island's only ethnographic museum.
Bubble Cars have up to 100km of electric drive range – about for roundtrips of the island – on a full charge and reach a top speed of 90km/h. They are fun, safe and easy to drive.