The first irrigation channels (levadas) were built in the XV century (time of the colonization), with the objective of transporting great quantities of abundant water from the North, to the warmer south, where there was a higher concentration of inhabitants and plantations, namely sugar-cane. Along these irrigation channels are footpaths that are now famous ‘levada walks’.
The irrigation channels were built by men due to the great necessity and demand for water. As you have started the day in the mountains, what about finishing on the sea? After a tiring, invigorating green walk, end off the day with a relaxing, tranquil trip on the blue of the sea.