The island of Flores is 16.6 km long and has 12.2 km at its maximum width, which translates into a surface of 141.4 sq. km. Together with the island of Corvo, which is 17.9 km away, it forms the Western Group of the Azores Archipelago. The European Continent has its westernmost point on this piece of land where 3 793 people live (2011 data). At an altitude of 911 metres, the Morro Alto is the island’s highest point and is located at 39°27’48’’ latitude north and 31°13’13’’ west.
Named after one of the first settlers, this was probably the first place to be inhabited on this island. There are some wild goats in this fajã.
This is a semi-submersed cave on the coastline only visible from the sea and measuring 50 metres in length and 25 metres in width. Relatively big ships can enter this cave which was a hideout for pirates and smugglers of contraband goods who loitered around the island.
The westernmost point of Europe, this islet used to be a reference point for the adjustment of navigation instruments and for checking the route.
A small fajã from where one can see about twenty waterfalls, the biggest of which drops for 300 metres.
Located inside the caldera of Flores, these seven lakes names are connected to their features and to the landscape: Lagoa Funda (Deep Lake), Lagoa Branca (White Lake), Lagoa Seca (Dry Lake), Lagoa Comprida (Long Lake), Lagoa Rasa (Shallow Lake), Lagoa da Lomba (Crest Lake) and Lagoa ...
Located in Fajã Grande, this is a small pool at the bottom of a 90-metre high waterfall, where it is possible to swim.