Protected Area of Resources Management
Located on the northwest coast of the island, this marine area has 283.07 hectares and depths of approximately 50 metres.
The seabed of Costa Noroeste is composed of lava flows partially covered by boulders and small sandy areas in lower zones.
In this protected area, it is possible to observe a diversity of marine fauna, namely Epinephelus marginatus, Mycteroperca fusca, Balistes capriscus, Thalassoma pavo, Coris julis, Sarpa salpa, Chromis limbata, Sparisoma cretense, Serranus atricauda, Patella candei and Patella aspera.
This area integrates an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) of the BirdLife International organization.