Arco de São JorgeArco de São Jorge is a unique village by the seaside, surrounded by mountains and vineyards, located in the northeast of the island with a population of 520 inhabitants. Besides São Jorge village, the land of Arco de São Jorge is also very fertile and able to host many types of agricultural product due to its microclimate.
Its first settlers were known to be from the Algarve and Minho, Portugal. Originally this small village was once part of São Jorge then on December 28, 1676 Arco de São Jorge became a civil parish, deriving its name from the surrounding arc shaped mountains. While visiting the village, make sure you drop by Quinta do Arco Rosarium garden with its large collection of roses from Portugal.