São Jorge Nature Park was created, in 2011, to protect the natural legacy of the island. It includes several relevant interpretation and contemplation points that allow the visitor to discover the biodiversity and geodiversity gifted by a natural heritage unique in the world.
With the common goal of nature conservation and protection, the Nature Park has one Natural Monument, seven Protected Areas for the Management of Habitats or Species, one Protected Landscape Area and four Protected Areas of Resources Management. The island also has various classified areas within the Natura 2000 network, two Ramsar Sites and five priority geosites of the Azores UNESCO Global Geopark.
The Park has available for its visitors the São Jorge Park’s House, the Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo Interpretation Centre and three walking trails that go through some fajãs and contemplation zones.
São Jorge stands out for the natural beauty of its fajãs, present all over its coast, which are classified by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve since 2016.