Maia Bay

Maia Bay

Maia Bay is located in the southeast part of Santa Maria. The landscape of this popular holiday spot is mostly composed of vineyards, protected by hundreds of dry stone walls erected on the steep slopes. The Gonçalo Velho Lighthouse keeps watch on the ocean, perched on top of a nearby promontory. The Maia Bay protected area is limited by the coast line and the lines drawn between Ponta do Castelete, Baixa da Maia and Ponta do Castelo.