Island of Sao Jorge

Isla de Sao Jorge
Island of Sao Jorge

SãOr Jorge is the island of the cliffs and of the fajãs, one of the greenest of the archipelago of the Azores and the perfect place for some holidays in contact with the nature and the mar.

This island of 54 kilometres of long by 6,9 of maximum width belongs to the Central Group and is one of the vértices of the called “islands of the triangle”, together with Faial and Beak, that remains to 18,5 km.

Paisajísticamente Jumps in sight the contrast between the central mountain range, that crosses the island almost to all the wide, and the escarpada and recortada coast, dotted by the typical fajãs that adentran in the mar. The fajãs are small planicies that originated because of the overthrust of earths or of lava. In this island there is more than 40, therefore many times it calls it to him island of the fajãs. In some cases only can access to them on foot, reason by which the footpaths are one of the best forms to discover them. They exist suitable ways for distinct physical conditions and skilled accompaniment.

Of Fajã gives Caldeira do Santo Cristo, the most famous by his sabrosas clams, to Fajã two Cover, with his crystalline laguna, going through Fajã do Ouvidor, with his natural swimming pools, when strolling by the island of Sãor Jorge will be able to admire the terrain parcelado for the agriculture of subsistencia, the houses of stone with windows of guillotine of three leaves, the waterfalls and the curious wires of steel that serve to transport the firewood until the planicies coastal.

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Portugal 6 60 Km. 1750 m. 2750 m. Easy Excursiones Independientes
August 2015
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Portugal 6 60 Km.
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1750 m. 2750 m. Easy Excursiones Independientes