The parish Praia do Almoxarife is situated just north of Horta and has 1000 inhabitants. Almoxarife is best known for its long beach with black sand. It used to be the first beachhead of the early settlers, nowadays a popular place to go to the beach in the summer. The settlement spreads high up the hillside and there is a considerable temperature difference between the beach and the top.
What to do in Praia do Almoxarife
Go to the beach, most of the time there are nice swells perfect for surfers. Next to the beach there are a couple of restaurants and bars, so everything is perfect for a lazy summer afternoon.
Visit the Poço das Asas, there is a waterfall with a nice pond in a romantic little forest.