Nature & Geology
Ribeira Grande is a big county full of natural wonders. Among them, the unique tea plantations of Gorreana reminds of a typical Asian landscape. The bright green of the tea plants by the coast are contrasting with the deep blue ocean.
The county is also rich in wonderful lakes such as the famous Lagoa do Fogo or the remote Lagoa de São Brás. To discover those places, many trails are to be explored.
If you want to relax on the beach, Ribeira Grande has some of the most beautiful. At Santa Barbara, enjoy the sound of the waves and the sight of surfers riding huge waves. For a beach with less agitation, Monte Verde, Viola or Moinhos beaches are just as pretty.