Nossa Senhora da Estrela Village
Caminho da Caloura ao Fisher no 6, Rosario - Lagoa, 9560-061, Portugal
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Lagoa do Fogo.
Fishing boats in Sao Miguel.
Travel Tips for Ilha de São Miguel
Blessed by God
If you're searching for nightlife then don't go to Azores. São Miguel is, without any doubt, one of the most beautiful and better preserved places there I have ever seen. The best thing to do is to travel around the island... and that will get you enough tired to have a great night sleep I miss the pleasure to watch so much beauty in one single place
Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres
Festival of Senhor Santo Cristo is the biggest religious festivity of the archipelago, and mobilizes thousands of people from all the islands and from all over the world, primarily Portuguese immigrants living abroad (namely Canada and USA).
This festival takes place in the city of Ponta Delgada and it is commemorated annually on the fifth Sunday after Easter.
The statue of Senhor Santo Cristo goes through a procession in the streets of Ponta Delgada, being then taken to the Esperança convent.
This festival has, besides the religious component, a profane one, with fairs, exhibitions, and the traditional “tasquinhas” where one can get something to eat and drink.
Sao Miguel has quite rich fishing grounds and it´s quite a good place to go fishing.
You see quite a lot of people fishing off the coast there aswell as at the harbours in the towns.
I have mainly seen locals fishing there, but there should be no problems for visiting foreigners to join them.
The runner's paradise
Pinhal da Paz
Last time I've been to Açores Islands and because it was too hot that summer I was searching for a place to do my runs in a better environment. In my search I found what could be called the paradise for any runner. Only 7 Km from Ponta Delgada there is a space with pinetrees and some exotic plants.
One day in Pinhal da Paz
Right at the entrance there is a parking lot and one already can imagine whats inside and through the 15 Km of trails. There's also equipment to spend a nice day in the woods preparing a barbecue or any other meal. Thinking of children there is also a small recreational park.
This space opens to public from 08:00 til 19:00 during weekdays and from 10:00 til 20:00 during the weekend
Visited this ceramics workshop at the village of Lagoa. Pots, cups, jugs, mugs and vases manufactured locally. Founded in 1862, it's a fairly small family business. It is typical that the pottery is white with blue ornaments and the only original looking thing is the "caped woman" in traditional dress. See picture. You can buy small bottles in that shape. Oh, and also the blue and white street signs you can see all over the towns of this island are made right here.
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