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All Boats need a LIGHTHOUSE, at least once in their life !
Thoses “sea towers” are part of the marine world! 


From the base of Terra Azul, our closest lighthouse is located in Ponta Garça.

  • The lighthouse is situated along the southern coast of the island of São Miguel, in the area referred to as Cinzeiro in Ponta Garça, about 101 metres above sea level. The lighthouse consists of a tower (14 meters cylindrical), lighthouse keepers’ residence and several annexes.


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  • The Lighthouse of Ponta Garça was constructed between 1956 – 1957 & started operating in 1957. In September 1980, the acetylene gas lightning system was replaced by an electric system. Standing at a height of 101 meters, the top of the lighthouse is a glass cupola. Its white light beams 15 miles out into the seas , and its red light 13 miles.






About Marylou

Marylou is a Marine Biologist and Master in Oceanography. She is one of our Marine Wildlife Guide and is responsible for Science Education at TERRA AZUL. Originally from France, she studied in Canada and Belgium and loves being out to sea to share her knowledge with you.

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