This paradise is internationally known as a birdwatching location andit is the habitat of many bird species, such as terns, shearwaters and Azores wood pigeons. The migratory birds of North American also feed in this small location in the middle of the ocean, whilst resting from their long crossing flight.
Diving has experienced great progress on the island given the abundance of excellent spots and the effort made to preserve the diversity of the existing types of fish. Boat rides around the island are included in the available sea activities. Swimming is also available at the beach of Praia da Areia and at Porto da Casa, on an island that offers good walking and bicycle rides.