Fajã dos Cubres, Portugal

Fajã dos Cubres is located on the north coast of the island, belonging to the parish of Ribeira Seca, in São Jorge island, against the backdrop of the islands of Graciosa and Terceira. It is one of the main attractions of São Jorge Island for having a unique lagoon system, with its landscape and fauna classified and protected, among others, as a Wetland of International Importance by the RAMSAR Convention. Fajã dos Cubres was also awarded the prize “7 wonders of Portugal – Aldeias de Mar”. The village has diverse traditional celebrations, representing a great cultural value for the population.

Fajã dos Cubres - Ilha de São Jorge - Açores


It is classified as a Site of International Importance under the RAMSAR Convention. It is distanced from the fajã of Caldeira de Santo Cristo for about three km. It presents us with a characteristic lagoon of irregular shape that originates small islets, used for nesting birds. In this fajã there are good lands, where corn, potatoes, vegetables, vineyards, and fruit trees are cultivated. When you go down the fajã you can enjoy your viewpoint, next to the road, from where you can see the fajã itself and the fajã of Caldeira de Santo Cristo, this landscape being one of the icons of the island.

Fagundes Miradouro da fajã dos Cubres

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Contacts details:

Email address: gpc@cm-calheta.pt

Postal address: Rua 25 de Abril 9850-032 Calheta



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Key information

Area type: Rural

Number of inhabitants: 3700

GPS location: 38.641324, -27.967531

Number of tourism enterprises: 5

Recognitions: 7 Maravilhas de Portugal Aldeias de Mar


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