Ilha Terceira Travel Guide
Things to Do
Things to Do
Beautiful landscapes, Good food, great fests, welcoming people
Getting a direct flight can be challenging
In a nutshell
Allow at least one full day in this paradise
Negrito has a small pool ideal for summer days. Besides that there is an old fortress and the youth hostel of the island.
Bathing in Angra
In Angra there are at least two places where you can go for a swim at sea. The first is the small black sand beach in the centre of the city. The other option is Cais da Silveira a small concrete pear with some stairs to the sea and a small concrete beach. Both are protected...
Terceira is like most azorean islands a place full of lagoons. However in here they are smaller and less interesting then, for instance, São Miguel. The most interesting lagoons are probably lagoa do Negro and Lagoa das Patas.There isn't an island with a lagoon without a...
Caves are one of the main attractions of the island. There are many caves around the island. The most importants are:- Algar do Carvão a sleeping volcano with a lagoon inside and very interesting and unique stalactites;- Natal - It is called this way because it is a...
People in Terceira really like bullfights. You can see it in the roads of the interior where once in the while you see a bull, you can see it in the windows of the stores of Angra where videos of the bullfights are passing and also in many arenas spread throughout the...
The beach of the Victory
Praia da Victoria is as the name states a beach where a victory took place. In the beginning of the XIX century the place was called simply beach (Praia) since it was the only beach with a reasonable size in the island. A big battle took place between two factions of the...
Angra is a 20.000 habitants town that is world heritage. It is full of charming churches, fortresses and some nice houses. But it's heart is the small bay that throughout the centuries constituted a safe harbour for boats that travelled between the Americas, Africa, India...
Monte Brasil is an old volcano that wasn't particular sucessful and only created a small peninsula at the doors of the city of Angra. Today it is extinct and is an impressive view giving an extra charm to the city of Angra.Throughout the history it has protected the city....
Shaking things a bit...
Terceira, as all the Azorean Archipelago is a vulcanic island. This one in particular is exactly in the middle of some important tectonic plaques: euroasian, african and american. Therefore there are many vulcanic phenomenoms: furnas, an old crater of a vulcano (Guilherme...
The place isn't just a huge grassland. In some places you can find more exotic and dense vegetation especially in the west part of the Island.Some parts look like a lust and huge botanic garden.
Serra de Santa Bárbara
Serra de Santa Bárbara is the highest point in the island with more than 1.022 m high. How to get there. Well there is a narrow road that goes up, and up, and up, and up the mountain and that takes you there. The views are very nice however the climate in Azores can be a bit...
Caldeira of Guilherme Moniz
This crater with 15km perimeter is the largest of the archipelago.Endemic plants as Erica azorica are found here.
Caldeira de Guilherme Moniz
It is the largest crater in the Açores, with 15 km perimeter. Here grows the typical endemic plant called "urze" (see photo).
Wine museum in Biscoitos
This museum shows an interesting collection of old photos, instruments and other documents related to the wine production. Visitors can also try the wines produced there (my favourite one: Chico Maria, a sweet wine).
Cruserve - Rent-a-Car, Lda. (Angra)
Terceira island is not so small as you can imagine. In the inside of the island there are some places very beautifulls and the only way to get them is going bay car. It´s Ok, they are indications to go to the places more visited and moust beautifulls. 1 day may not be suficient to see all.
Written Jun 18, 2003
Phone: 295 215 242
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- Road Trip
Festas do Espirito Santo
Popular religious festivals dedicated to the Holy Spirit, usually from Whitesunday to the end of summer. Don't miss to try the savoury soup "sopa do Espirito Santo"!
Really dangerous place...
Terceira is really a dangerous place. Especially if you hate cows. Apparently these lovely animals tend to cross in your path once in a while blocking your progression. Also goats and other similar animals might appear everywhere. Don't trust in their peaceful faces! If you do like cows and goats another danger of the island might be the parking fees. Oh yes, all Angra city centre is full of devilish machines that charge you money for your parking. If you are not up to it there is a big parking lot near monte brasil where you can park your car for free.
If you are not not afraid of cows or parking tickets then I guess you are quite safe.
Written Feb 11, 2008
Drive, stop, and walk!!
If possible, rent a car and drive. The great thing about this island is that it seems everything is off the beaten track. Anywhere you will find lovely landscapes. Really the best part of the trip.
Written Sep 17, 2004
The moust beautiful waterýs you can imaging
Equipment: conduct every level of diver training.
After certification, you can rent any materials you need, to go diving
offer both new and used materials to suit your individual needs.
Written Jun 18, 2003
Address: Cam Sto Isidro 3
Phone: (+351) 295 513 297
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