Two soft sandy beaches near Praia and a natural pool at Carapacho, formed in volcanic rock, can be enjoyed by those who love the sun and sea.
The natural conditions of Praia and Santa Cruz da Graciosa are excellent for sailing, windsurfing and water-skiing.However, Graciosa’s main attractions are to be found underwater by visitors who like to spend their holidays enjoying water sports.
The transparent water hide grottoes and rocks with strange shapes and in varied colours, covered with algae and molluscs.
And the wide variety of fish in all shapes and sizes is a thrilling experience for those interested in watching underwater life, making them feel as if they are immersed in a world made up of brilliant shoals.
The entire coastline of Graciosa offers excellent facilities for diving and other water sports, good reasons to visit this or any other island of the Azores.