Velas’ marina has just been built and offers a spectacular view before a cliff. The beauty and defiance of such a maritime discovery are united with S. Jorge’s inhabitants’ kindness and charming ways. Shaped as a boat, S. Jorge is part of the “Triangle islands”, being only 22 miles away from Horta and 11 miles away from S. Roque do Pico, thus allowing an interesting boat circuit for three completely different types of landscapes and traditions.
S. Jorge’s island draws adventurous spirits to its steep slopes and remarkable ravines, ending in fertile “fajãs” . These are so numerous and so different that you can find unusual coffee plantations or lagoons in there; others standing as what is left of old abandoned settlements. Home to Francisco de Lacerda, S. Jorge is a surfer’s as well as a trekker’s paradise, being internationally renowned for these two features. Its cheese production and traditional quilts are also famous.
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