If this Village, with its monuments, its beautiful gardens and sunny streets, all of them drawn in the direction of the four cardinal points, where lurks the sea every corner, with its natural beauty, its wide, clean beaches, it makes It is a tourist attraction for both domestic and foreign, who run the world to delight the spirit and looking for new reasons to reap the lens of the camcorder that accompanies them in their touring machine.
A visit to the islet gives a good reason to shoot your natural pool, the panoramic view that enjoys the highest elevations of any of its composing it, the different aspects that provides us, at every step, around the islet. To amateur sports or deep sea fishing are offered a wide field of action in the deep waters of the islet and even on the rock, fishing cane. Today is a nature reserve.
Our coast is rich in fishing trolling, rod and line, and, at sea, fishing for albacore and bonito.
For online catch-up Groupers, matulas lilies gorazes, hake, bream, etc.., Etc. .. in Ribeira da Praia there trout appreciable size.
The beaches of Vila Franca are large, clean and well defended. Saturdays and Sundays are populated by those who love the pleasures of a soothing bath in the sea or sun, accompanied by a good picnic.
In this county there are two of the most beautiful lagoons of San Miguel. Lagoa do Fogo, yet rustic aspect, where you can admire one of the most superb panoramas of the island, looking up from the top of Barrosa the sea from the north coast and the south coast, in the narrowest and flattest part of all of it. We still pond Conger, gloomy, reflecting a very dark green, which is forwarded to the craggy rocks of the mountains that surround it, the contrast with the alacrity of a nearby lagoon of lilies, surface almost entirely covered by these formosíssimas flowers.
Offers yet, Vila Franca its visitors an interesting ethnographic museum in the House of Commons, the Municipal Museum and the manufacture of earthenware, the more primitive process of the wheel. The potters of the village are unique in their art.
Have delighted anyone goes there, the famous Queijadas Village that had their origin in the chocolate Convent of Santo André and still are manufactured in secret religiously maintained by two families only.
Archaeological proportions carried out by Dr. Sousa Oliveira some points of Vila buried in 1522 aroused much interest among scholars, who visited, admiring the findings that may shed light on the value and the importance of the former Capital