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Secretaria Regional da Agricultura e Florestas
Direção Regional dos Recursos Florestais
 



Nature Reserve & Recreation Park of Fontinhas

 

Right in the centre of the island, in the parish of Santo Espírito, the Nurseries and Nature Reserve of Fontinhas benefit from climacteric conditions favourable to the production and development of exuberant greenery.

The recreational park comprises essentially exotic species — Japanese red cedars and sequoias being the main ones — but the tree fern (Sphaeroptheris cooperi) is definitely the symbol of the reserve; the tree fern is an ornamental plant from Australia whose high foliage stands out in the bright green of the vegetation.

 

How to get there:
Take Estrada regional nr. 1 between Vila do Porto and Santo Espírito, on kilometer 11, after the viewpoint of Fontinhas.

 

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Download the reserve formation regional law decree

 

Infrastructures in Nature Reserve & Recreation Park:

Parking

WCs

Forest Ranger´s House

Nurseries

Picnic Area
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Children´s Playground
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Viewing Point

 

  

 

Contacts:

Serviço Florestal de Santa Maria
Salvaterra - Santo Antão
9580 - 486 Vila do Porto
Tel.: 296 204 685
email: info.sfsm@azores.gov.pt
Opening times:

From 1 June to 30 September
09h00 AM to 7h00 PM

From 1 October to 31 May
Closed
​Location:
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GPS coordinates:
 36º 57' 36.312'' N
-25º 04' 28.516'' W
 
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