Joao Galego, who together with Fundo Das Figueiras and Cabeça Dos Tarafes, form the so-called northern zone, all belonging to the parish of São João Batista. with about 800 inhabitants where agriculture and cattle raising are the main activity in the area. The bet on agriculture is quite strong, not only are they autonomous but also to supply the island with basic food products, at least 3 times a week they travel to the city of Sal Rei to sell the products on the market, or by advertising to their customers in their cars the arrival of products for sale, cheese is also a product widely traded by people from the north. A mark of the locality of João Galego.The São João Batista festival is held in June, promoting various cultural, sports and recreational activities.
EXCURSIONS THAT PASS HERE
HALF DAY NORTH BY 4x4
On the road to the history and tradition of Boavista, the first stop is the terracotta factory of Rabil, the ancient Olarìa, where skilled artisans work the red earth by hand and create very nice statues. Leaving Rabil we turn towards the Viana desert, formed with the sands that the winds bring from Africa: you can slide down from the dunes and walk to “hear” the magical silence of this place. The tour continue on a road still made of cobblestones, towards the villages of the North: João Galego, Fundo das Figueiras and Cabeça dos Tarafes, very colorful, full of flowers and hospitable people.
From Cabeça the path take a black run, crossing a surreal landscape of volcanic stones, which leads to one of the highest points of Boavista: the Morro Negro lighthouse. Then go for a 10 minutes walk, where the view on the Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking. On the way back the path is the same, but by changing the direction and view, the emotions are also renewed.
2 POSSIBLE DEPARTURES (every day):
From all hotels and Sal-Rei:
Morning: 09:00 AM
Afternoon: 2:00 PM
RETURN: Expected return after about 4h.
Pick-up directly at the hotel or at your accommodation. Further details will be provided after booking.
EXCURSION PRICE (for the car)
€ 80 half day (max 4 people)