Santa Maria island by Paulino Pavão

The island of Santa Maria is a secret treasure of the Azores, full of natural wonders and welcoming people! Owner of her own beauty, not always discovered at first sight, Santa Maria invites you to discover it. The entrance to Santa Maria is by sea or air, always having as destination Vila do Porto, the only municipality on the island. Upon arrival, there is nothing like getting lost in the small village, going up the main street and enjoying the terraces.

With Vila do Porto as your starting point, start exploring! Santa Maria has unique natural wonders.

Paulino Pavão left us his gaze on the island, which is more than a static portrait. In its images it is possible to see the yellows and greens that the island offers. And also the immensity of the horizons and the fantastic bathing areas.

Paulino Pavão