a natural lookout affording a view over Santa Cruz, it hosts three chapels, with the highlight being the Nossa Sr.ª da Ajuda Chapel (sixteenth century). Resembling a miniature castle, this chapel is one of the best illustrations of the “fortified religious ...
An endemic species and the smallest seabird of the archipelago, it builds its nests on the islets off the coast of Graciosa and feeds from small fish, squid and plankton, which it catches during the day and night.
1,053-metres high, this is the highest peak of São Jorge from where one can see the other islands of the central group.
Located in Fajã Grande, this is a small pool at the bottom of a 90-metre high waterfall, where it is possible to swim.
Located in the municipality of Nordeste, these are prime locations to see the sun rising.
A nesting place for birds on the eastern side of the island. During the summer, cows swim to the islet to graze there. Topo is also well known for the quality of its cheese.
One of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, it showcases the Green and Blue Lakes, which according to legend, were formed from the tears of a shepherd and a princess who shared a forbidden love. These lakes can be seen from the Vista do Rei (King’s View) Lookout, named after King ...
A small fishing village with traditional fishing boats and a sheltered beach.
Dating back to the nineteenth century, they include the António Borges Garden, named after the greatest Azorean landscape architect, and the José do Canto Garden, which has rare collections of plants.