Ponta do Santo Cristo Beach, Sao Miguel do Gostoso

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Wind surfers will enjoy Ponta do Santo Cristo Beach, since its strong and constant wind is perfect for windsurfing and kite surfing, as will collectors, since sea treasures such as shells are found along the beach. You can also sit coconut water and juice from the beach bar and enjoy the sunsets this beach is famous for. There is a legend about the beach’s name: the legend says that in 1501, after a colonial expedition arrived and placed its mark at Marco beach, they group sailed to a protruding point where they noticed a group of indigenous people waving. The explorers decided to approach this group since they appeared civilized. However, they were taken by surprise when the indigenous group captured, killed and ate their priest in full view of the other members for the expedition who were, by then, trying to escape. Sometime later, the crucifix of the priest was found giving the name to the place – Ponta do Santo Cristo. With our online itinerary creator, Sao Miguel do Gostoso attractions like Ponta do Santo Cristo Beach can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Still close to the Centre of São Miguel, the beach is used for sports in the sea, but the sea is agitated and just to enjoy the view or get a Tan. Very quiet and with few visitors, almost always is empty and it's great to be in contact with nature, enjoying the beauty of it.
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  • What to say when just being there to describe .... feel .... could just sit and watch .... admiring .... thanking God for the opportunity to be in a place like this!!!!!.
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  • Good spot, with low tide water flat, high tides with many waves... If what you want is to run waves it is yours...
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The east-west coastal road features the great majority of Sao Miguel do Gostoso's accommodations. They range from basic bed and breakfasts to more exclusive, pricier resort-style offerings. Consider a villa rental for a personal, private route out onto the beach, or head away from the shoreline for budget options. Simple bed and breakfasts offer comfortable rooms for good prices, and you're never really that far from the coast.
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