A small islet in Porto Moniz was used to install the lighthouse. It is called "Mole" which means soft, but I can´t understand the name - the look is so hard as everything else in the area.
The old fort of Sj João Baptista, built in 1730 to fight the pirates, was recovered and transformed in Aquarium, housing more than 70 of local species.
Walking in Porto Moniz is always a pleasure. Nice cafes with ocean view and well kept gardens will welcome you.
The natural spas
The natural spas of Porto Moniz attract tourist of all the island. The water in the Summer reaches 23Cº. Good seafood restaurants offer fresh choices on the menu.
The northern sea
The sea in the village of Porto Moniz is very rough. It is possible to see waves that sometimes reach 10 meters in height. It is a fantastic scenery! Sometimes it's dangerous. Take care!
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