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Faial da Terra

Faial da Terra is a charming little village between green mountains and the blue Atlantic. A lovely river cuts the town in half, offering a unique and tranquil scenery. Life is completely serene in the picturesque village, thanks to exuberant nature and friendly locals.

About Faial da Terra

Located in Povoação county, on the southeastern coast of São Miguel Island, Faial da Terra is a place filled with history and heritage with a church, a chapel, and several fountains. 

Agriculture is the main source of wealth for the 360 inhabitants of Faial da Terra. From the 16th century, the fertile land and the prosperous ocean attracted many settlers. Especially during the whaling times, in which Faial da Terra played its part. 

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Nature & Geology

The village is surrounded by lush nature and glamorous views are to be observed all around. If you want a getaway surrounded by Mother Nature, this is the place to go.

A panoramic view of the town awaits you from Ermida de Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. The panorama over the ocean and the river provides a soothing moment suspended in time.

Next to the town, Sanguinho is a tiny village of about 20 houses. Locals abandoned this place in the 1970s in search of better living conditions. Nowadays, the village is being rehabilitated and travelers can enjoy a unique experience in a traditional house.

Experiences and Tips

The most common thing to do in Faial da Terra is the Sanguinho trail. It is a mandatory point of passage for travelers due to its incredible beauty. On the way, two waterfalls can be seen: Salto do Prego and Salto do Cagarrão. Don’t forget the swimming suit!

Tip: Book this tour with our knowledgeable guides and know everything about Povoação.

The bathing area of Portinho is, on the other hand, not so famous among travelers. But locals love to swim by the ocean. The pool is always at a reasonable temperature, going from 16ºC in the winter to 24ºC in the summer.

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    How to train for hiking?

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