Nature & Geology
Nature-wise, Horta is dotted with a heavenly beach called Porto Pim. Surrounded by a green mountain and gifted with transparent waters, it is a wonderful place to take a break and enjoy the Azorean sun. However, be careful during Spring and Summer as the dangerous Portuguese man-o-wars can be floating in the water. Always ask the locals before going for a swim.
Some kilometers away from town are some of the most atypical landscapes of the archipelago such as Capelinhos volcano – a rustic dessert with interesting geological history – or Caldeira do Faial – the greenest place you will ever see.