Vila do Porto

Vila do Porto is the only municipality of the Azorean island of Santa Maria, about 17 kilometers long. It is characterized by its relief little bumpy, in comparison with other islands of the archipelago. Its highest point, with the suggestive name "High Peak", reaches the 587 meters. The coast is very indented with small beaches, Praia Formosa, the only of fine sand and clear for the Azores. This island of Eastern Group was the first to be discovered and populated. Allegedly, caravels commanded by Diogo de Silves, in 1427, reached Santa Maria, disembarking grazing animals at the behest of the Infante Dom Henrique. Years later the settlement was initiated, with Vila do Porto to offer the best conditions of docking and therefore becoming the main port of the island. Santa Maria is, currently, a tourist destination on the rise, with emphasis on its beaches, viewpoints and waterfalls.

Where to eat in Vila do Porto

What to do in Vila do Porto

Where to sleep in Vila do Porto

Casa do Norte
Casa do Norte

Small rustic House, with typical island architecture and decoration, offering a quiet stay in full contact with nature. In addition to a fridge, microwave, was…

Casa do Oleiro
Casa do Oleiro

If you're looking for a quiet place with all the comfort to spend your holiday or weekend we have the perfect place to you: The Casa do Oleiro - Potter's House…

Casa de Hóspedes Travassos
Casa de Hóspedes Travassos

Simple House, located right in the Centre of the village, with family atmosphere and attentive service.