Rabo de Peixe Things to Do
Rabo de Peixe is all about fishing and the fishing on the Azores is still quite old fashioned, but also a very enviromentally good way of fishing as they do not use big trwls that kill all life, but they still fish with hooks and lines and that way they just throw any fish back in the ocean that is not good for commercial use, opposed to a bottom trawl that just kills everything that get's in to the net.
So have a look at the charming little harbour if you want to see how good old traditional fishing is still happening and don't forget to order a fish in the local restaurant after that so you can support the local economy a bit and the guys who work hard on the sea.Related to:
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Favorite thing: Rabo de Peixe is a village with narrow winding streets with small houses.
This is mainly cause the village is quite poor for portugese standards and because of that few people have been able to afford extending their houses and making them bigger over the years.
This just ads to the charm though and gives the village a very original touch.
Things are happening these years though as living standards are growing and the local goverment is also giving some help to the low income families there as they tend to have more kids than average and living in small houses like the ones on the photo can be a problem.
So go there and visit while it's still in it's traditional shape.Related to:
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