Day 3 – Hiking Week – Ponta São Lourenço
On the day 3 of our EPIC Hiking Week we went to Ponta de São Lourenço. It’s also one of our favorite places since we usually go there to do climbing tours or our famous coasteering, besides that the environment is completely different from everything else on the island.
This area is a natural reserve and it’s path goes along the volcanic São Lourenço peninsula, and has 8 km of extension with the highest altitude being 110 m and the lowest is sea level.
The vegetation here has also a lot of endemic species, but no trees due to the arid climate and the predominante trade winds.
It’s a very special location to see the local fauna, specially the marine birds and if we’re fortunate enough we can see the most rare seal in the world, the monk seal (Monachus monachus).
If this isn’t enough to make you want to go there, before the return there’s an awesome place that you can have a dive in the clear waters of the Atlantic ocean.
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