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Caniçal : Michelin's recommendations
After losing its central role in whaling, due to the 1981 ban, this village stagnated for some years before becoming one of Portugal's premier tuna fishing ports. Near the old port, at the bottom of the village, a small whaling museum recalls this important activity from 1940 to 1981. You will see harpoons, model boats and scrimshaw (teeth from sperm whales).
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R101 P - 9200 Caniçal
This point, comprised of volcanic rocks in ochre, red and black, juts far out into the sea. Despite being weather-beaten by waves and wind, this is the only place on the island where you will find a sandy beach - Prainha beach - which is well prote..