Santa Cruz Island

General Data 2018

Santa Cruz3 356 km²274 3208,1%Atlântico / AtlanticAndré Sal

Location of the island in the Archipelago

It is no coincidence that this island is known as the paradise island. Home of almost intact natural resources, with landscapes of extraordinary beauty, Santa Cruz is the green island which reveals a infinity of colors beneath one of the best skies in the world in terms of astronomical observation. For this reason, you won’t be surprised to find that the most important astrophysics observatories in the world are here. Santa Cruz is the largest island of Ventura and the Quimera hill is the highest point of the island, with its 1413 meters of altitude.