"Sao Jorge" Ilha de São Jorge by Sean1901

Ilha de São Jorge Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 30 photos

"Town of Velas so beautiful
Leaning on the sea side
More beautiful I have yet to see
Not kissed by the moonlight"

Anselmo da Silveira, 1949

I think old Anselmo must have known a thing or two. Velas is indeed a beautiful port, especially when viewed from any of the surrounding hills.

Sao Jorge is unique. 65km long by just 8km wide, it leaps out of the sea, a ridge of volcano. Along the coast, fajas (spits of land) jut out into the sea providing stunning views.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:picturesque, welcoming, great walking
  • Cons:the weather can be a bit chngeable
  • In a nutshell:A Hidden Secret - the ideal bolthole to relax
  • Last visit to Ilha de São Jorge: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • haikutaxi's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2007 at 1:19 PM

    Thanks for your clear and descriptive comments. I'll be going in February am prepared to be stunned by the beauty of the place.

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2003 at 9:02 AM

    Wonderful page Sean: good to see you some one who lives local.

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