About the island

Located at 39º 05’N and 28º 05’W, Graciosa is 20 MN north of São Jorge and 32 MN northwest of Terceira.

Occupying an area of 62 km2, 12.5 km in length and 8.5 km in width and with a population of 5 189 inhabitants, Graciosa seduces us by its landscape of great beauty made of plains combining the green of the pastures with the white of the isolated houses and villages, rounded hills covered with trees, vineyards between walls of black stone, cultivated fields and the constant presence of the sea. It has fertile fields that produce vegetables, fruit and wine and where cattle are raised, today the island’s main source of wealth. It is known as the White Island.

It is one of the least mountainous of the Azorean islands, reaching at its highest point – Timão peak – only 388 m of altitude, and has long been known for the unsettling beauty of Furna do Enxofre – a rare volcanological phenomenon, geologically unique in the world.

There is no better island for those seeking peace and tranquility.

Possessing a rich ecosystem, Graciosa is, since 2007, a UNESCO declared Biosphere Reserve.