The Horta marina is famous in the sea-faring community all around the world. Sheltered and safe, the marina is located in an archipelago of outstanding natural beauty. The marina is also famous for drawings on the jetty walls; painted by the many sailors who have stopped off in this historic port over the years. Creating an authentic open-air gallery, these drawings make the marina one of the most colourful on the planet. Don’t depart without leaving your mark, for legend has it that those who don’t fulfil the tradition will be struck by strong winds at sea.
On land, take the opportunity to visit the Scrimshaw Museum. Here you’ll find characteristic sculptures made of sperm whale bone and ivory. You can also take a tour of the island by car to admire the Capelinhos volcano and Caldeira’s magnificent scenery. Whale and dolphin watching is an activity not to be missed, as well as swimming in the crystal-clear waters that surround the island. At the end of the day, visit Peter’s Café Sport, one of the city’s main attractions, where you can enjoy a refreshing gin and tonic.