Many of Sao Jorge Island’s most popular attractions are near to Velas, making it a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two attractions that should be on every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating Igreja de Sao Jorge and the iconic Velas Marina. And don’t miss the Ponta de Rosais and the Convent of Sao Roque do Pico.
If the weather is good, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and head outside to the local natural destinations. Make the most of the native flora and fauna, by heading to Mount Pico in Sao Roque do Pico and the Pico da Esperanca.
There are lots of tourist sites to discover in and around Velas. Be sure to allow enough time to see as many as possible during your visit. Whatever your background or beliefs, you'll love the serenity at sacred places like the Sao Roque Church in Sao Roque do Pico.
Finding somewhere comfortable to stay around the Velas area is a breeze. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep be sure to check out the Casa do Comendador, Sao Roque do Pico, the Adegas do Pico, Sao Roque do Pico, and the popular Residencial Montanha, Sao Roque do Pico.