Nature & Geology
Inside the county of Velas are some of the most beautiful landscapes of the island. The typical Fajãs – natural platforms between the cliffs and the ocean created by landslides – are a paradise on Earth.
Among them, Fajã do Ouvidor with its iconic natural pool Poça do Simão Dias is not to be missed. Swim in one of the most wonderful pools you have ever seen, protected by a high cliff of dark basalt and dotted with crystal clear water.
Also to be mentioned are Fajã d’Além and its hundreds of fruit trees and diverse plantations. There, have a taste of a simple life by the ocean and meet incredible local people loving this way of life.