Gastão was a simple fisherman.
On a full moon day, Gaston decided to venture into unknown areas.
He was surpreised to find a paradisiacal beach. In that beach he met a mermaid, Melina!
Between the two love was born, and Gastão often visited that beach, where the two met.
One day Melina's father, the merciless Neptune, visited the islet nearby and in the distance watched the meeting between the two. Filled with rage, he went to the beach and warned Gastão not to come back to that beach ever again, threatening him that he would be ruthless!
Long days went by and Gastão did not return to his secret beach. However, his feelings spoke louder and he decided to risk it. Melina tried to dissuade her father but when he saw Gastão, Neptune raised his trident and strongly pronouncing magical words, he turned Gastão to stone.
Even today you can recognize the image of the face of Gastão in the large rock that dominates the central part of this beach. On full moon nights, Melina returns to the beach to visit his love.