Festivities |

Carnival  | (February) 

The Carnival in the parish of Maia is something different than the practiced either in the remainder island, either in other parts of the world.


Daily, masked youths with various costumes walk into the streets of the parish. At night it is time to "pantas" (young costumed with a sheet imitating ghosts) come out to the streets. This event combines fun and tradition.


Posto de Turismo da Maia

Maia's Tourism Office 

Rua do Rosário, n.º9 

9625 - 339 Maia (S. Miguel)

(+351) 296 442 315