But it is in its varied landscape with wide sky-lines and in the succession of fresh green plains that the fascination of the island of São Jorge lies for walkers who revel in the scenery made up of ravines hundreds of metres deep disappearing into the sea, the geometric forms of the cones of extinct volcanoes and the colours of wild flowers.
Slightly to the north of the picturesque village of Topo, is a small green island where cattle graze, taken to and from the island by boat. At the western end of the island is an islet known as Rosais, an inhospitable rock inhabited only by seabirds.
Over the years, the action of the sea has worn away the hard lava that forms the island’s coastal area to create natural bridges and arches, the most interesting of these being situated in Velas and on the Santo Amaro fajã.
São Jorge is also a paradise for sport diving and diving to observe underwater life, with an enormous abundance of fish along the entire coastline. For hunters, the island can offer rabbits and ringdoves.
From everything that has been described, we are sure that São Jorge will be a pleasant surprise for visitors looking for action holidays, both on land and sea.