Cruises from Horta Azores
Horta, with a population of about 7,000, is a city on the island of Faial, which is a tourist island with a rich collection of historical, natural and modern attractions, situated in the western part of the Portuguese Archipelago of the Azores. The city contains the Horta Regional Museum which has a permanent exhibit - Exhibition of Capelinhos Volcano - that details in photographs the 1957 volcanic eruption in the Azores. The museum also contains a large collection of scale models of buildings, ships, and people carved from fig kernels. Visitors seeking sun will likely travel to the black sand beaches of Praia de Almoxarife, Conceicao and Porto Pim, as well as the rock pools scattered along the coast.
The thermal spa of Varadouro is most popular.