Nature & Geology
When nature and people ally, it creates the town of Maia. Indeed, the village is located on top of a 10,000 years old volcanic fajã – that is to say a natural platform between the ocean and the mountain, created by volcanoes.
In Maia, there is the beach Calhau da Maia to enjoy a calm environment by the ocean. This beach is never so crowded, remaining a natural secret well-kept by locals. It has easy access and sea lovers like to bodyboard on the wild waves of the Atlantic.
Viola Beach is also a very good option to lie down in the sun. Surrounded by cliffs, it provides an intimate and peaceful atmosphere. There is a small river and waterfall to be discovered by the cliffs.