Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Santa Maria

Location and Climate

As part of the Oriental group, Santa Maria is located 55 miles south east of San Miguel, and thereby the most meridional island of the archipelago.

With a total surface of about 97 km2, it is 18 km long and 10 km wide at its most.

Position: 28º08' W and 37º43' N.

It has a mild climate with average temperatures of 12º C (54º F) during the winter and 25º C (77º F) during the summer.