Nature & Geology
Vila do Porto is your first contact with Santa Maria. It gives a very good first impression of the sunny island. Historically, culturally and naturally rich, Vila do Porto has so many things to offer its visitors.
Natural beauty is all around in Vila do Porto. From great views over the pacific to unique green mountains, the only white-sand beaches of the Azores to gigantic waterfalls, Vila do Porto has everything to win your heart.
Santa Maria is known for its idyllic beaches in protected bays. The water is so clear, perfect for snorkeling. On the island, everything is nearby and you can easily go everywhere.