Explore the north and south
Sun lovers will find the most hours of sunshine in the south. There are many popular beaches to explore. In the north, the mountains often trap the clouds. Travellers who love rough water and exploring magnificent cliffs and mountains will be in their element here. The coastal village of Porto Moniz is famous for its volcanic lakes and rugged coast with lava rocks. At high tide, the water floods the lava rocks, creating a natural saltwater pool. ‘How amazing is nature?’ The charming village of Santana is known for its traditional houses with thatched roofs. A few of these houses have been transformed into shops.