São Jorge

Located at 38o 24´N and 28o 33´W, the São Jorge Island lies 11 mi north of Pico, 21.6 mi south of Graciosa, 14 mi east of Faial and the 32.4 mi west of Terceira.

It has 246 km2, 56 km long and 8 km wide, and a population of 10,500 inhabitants.

The island is distinguished by its long narrow shape and by the presence of numerous coves (geologic formations that result from the fall of part of the slopes over thousands of years) that gave rise to small and quaint villages.

Major Attractions

– Caldeira de Santo Cristo Fajã
– Ponta dos Rosais