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Multicolored boats bob in water flanking this village with a long history as a whaling station—the industry ceased operation in 1981. In 1985, 5 acres of the sea surrounding the town were designated a national marine park; today, thanks to these conservation efforts, you may catch a glimpse of a sperm or humpback whale offshore. Just east of Caniçal, the rugged Ponta de São Lourenço comprises
eroded volcanic cliffs and feature a terrific hiking path that showcases the scenic wind-battered landscape.
Although Calheta is a historic village with a 17th-century church, it has only really developed over the past decade or so thanks to having...
On coastal route N101, you'll pass many banana plantations on the way to Câmara de Lobos—a former fishing village made famous by Winston Churchill...