Vigia da Baleia

With 7 km, the route of Vigia da Baleia connects the village of Povoação to Faial da Terra by a linear route, with medium difficulty and 3 hours duration. The trail pass through Lomba dos Pós and during the route you can observe several landscapes, among which stands out the Pico dos Bodes Viewpoint, which has a panoramic view over the village of Povoação and the coastline to the islet of Vila Franca do Campo.

In the descent to Faial da Terra the hikers will find an old spot for the observation of different species of whales.

The trails often pass through areas classified as Protected Landscape. Contribute to its protection and ensure its biodiversity through the conservation of this natural habitat. Bring along with you all the junk you produce (and any more you find).

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Flower Festival 2021

The flower carpet, as usual, will be installed in front of the Town Hall building and will be exposed for two weeks. The central image of the rug will be the word ‘Hope’, which refers to the common desire to return to the normality we knew before the covid-19 pandemic. Ribeira Grande Town Hall will keep special attention to the …

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Fogo lagoon highlighted in Europe

According to the portal Sapo Viagens, Lagoa do Fogo was chosen by the European Best Destination as one of the 18 most beautiful landscapes in Europe. According to the portal, “Across Europe there are breathtaking landscapes. From untouched landscapes to charming villages by the lake, passing through colorful forests and quiet islands, in Europe there is a little bit of …

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Can you smell the images?

The image above was taken where the famous Furnas stew is made. Volcanic activity is intense and the whole area has a strong and unique smell. A family walks through a place that is difficult to access. It is on the banks of the Fogo lagoon, where the smell of fresh water mixed with humidity allows you to smell this …

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