A small fishing village with traditional fishing boats and a sheltered beach.
From here, you can enjoy a view over the bay of Praia da Vitória and the flat interior of the island divided by walls of volcanic stone known as “patchwork”.
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 Negra (Black Lake). The latter is 100 metres deep.
A lookout affording a panoramic view over the town of Velas and the other two islands of the so-called “triangle”, Pico and Faial.
Integrated into the protected area for the management of habitats or species of Costa das Velas, it is a land area of about 62 ha, covering the entire South coast from the Velas Marina pier to Urzelina. This area is extremely important as many species of seabird’s nest on the higher slopes, such as Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris borealis) and the Common Tern (Sterna hirundo). Regarding the flora, you may find specimens of Azorean Candleberry Tree (Morella faya), Tree Heath (Erica azorica) and “pau-branco” (Picconia azorica).
A nature reserve located approximately one km away from the coast, it features a salt water inlet inside. A popular spot for visitors during the summer.