A rare sandy beach in the Azores _ and one that's right in the middle of the city! We spent two afternoons at Porto Pim after activities earlier in the day. It's busy, but not overly crowded. There are also a few restaurants/cafes along the beach which is nice.
Just a few minutes walk from the busier part of Horta this is a small sandy beach in a sheltered bay. Some lifeguard protection, cafes close by.
We visited this small, sandy, blue flag beach on a way to a walk on Monte Guia. Only part of the beach is patrolled by a lifeguard, but there is signage to indicate which part is covered. When we visited, it was good to see that litter was being picked up. Although it's only couple of minutes walk from the... 更多
We happened upon this quaint cafe directly on the Porto Pim beach area as we admired the sunset and its dazzling display of colours from Rua Areinha Velha. It seemed like Cafe Porto Pim had reserved front row seats to nature's showcase as the outside patio tables had an unrivalled viewing advantage. The location was great too - just a... 更多
A must see. The most important revenue of Azores in the past was the whaling factory. The whales sub-products like oil and bones were exported to the world and marked a turn in the industry. Nowadays the whales are a protected specie and the whaling industry turned in whale whatching and protection. In the whaling factory of Porto Pim, you... 更多
This is a superb beach for all - sandy (in a volcanic fashion), good snorkeling, warm seas, reasonably shallow and safe. For those driving in from outside Horta, there is loads of parking. For those in Horta, it's easy to walk to. At either end of the beach there are good tavernas and the superb whaling museum.
On a return visit to this lovely sandy beach, my teenage son & I discovered that the rocky bit near the bars is an excellent place for some gentle snorkeling. We saw plenty of colorful fish and a ray. We are beginner snorkelers and this was just right for us as we could walk into the water from the sandy... 更多