Called the Island of the fajãs, São Jorge has approximately 10 thousand inhabitants and its closest neighboring island is Pico. Its highest point is 1053m high, at Pico da Esperança.
São Jorge is an island with a very distinct profile, being very long and thin and with the coastline ending in great cliffs. It is due to this steep coast that the island's population settled mostly in the famous fajãs. The fajãs are derived from the erosion of the cliffs, which, when collapsing, form flat coastal plains at sea level.
This island is also very famous for its dairy products, namely the São Jorge cheese, a product with Protected Denomination of Origin known throughout the Country. If you have time, it is a unique (and delicious) experience to visit one of these dairies where you can also experience the typical Azorean sympathy. Other suggestions include:
Visit the various Fajãs de São Jorge. There are not two of these small villages that are the same and each has its charm. One of them grows its own coffee, one of the few places in Europe capable of such;
From Fajã dos Cubres you can visit Fajã de Santo Cristo, a very nice place, far from civilization, without running water, light, cars (need to go on foot or motorcycle). It is beautiful, because it is still a very virgin place. Discover (and bathe in, if you have courage) the two waterfalls that run all year to this fajã;
See the view from Topo.