Beautiful landscapes, Good food, great fests, welcoming people
Getting a direct flight can be challenging
Allow at least one full day in this paradise
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 places from waves.more
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 legend beyind. Legend says that long, long time when the settlement in the...more
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 tradition to make the christmas (Natal) day mass in this cave;- Furna de Água -...more
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 islands.The main event is called Touradas à Corda, and almost everyday from May...more
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 portuguese monarchy: the Absolutists and the Liberals. The liberals got a...more
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 and Europe and it was this harbour and this trips that brought the wealth...more
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. Today it is a nice natural park with wonderful views, deers, the relvado (a...more
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 Moniz), an active vulcano (Serra de Santa Bárbara) and the typical vulcanic...more
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 unstable and many times the peak is covered with fog. If that is the case...more
Its the 2nd town of the island and its translation would be "Victory Beach" because in the first half of XIX century the Liberal Monarchy movement defeated the invasion attempt of the Absolutists. Later on, the Liberals spread through the Azores and finally to the mainland.It will always be part of my routine in the Island. Buy a newspaper, have...more
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.
It´s a religios activiti, very beautiful, the moust tradicional possible, you heat, you drink, you dance and pay nothing. The people open the doors of her house and invict you to get in to heat, drink.... It begins in April and go from all summer, in the diferent places in the island.more
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.
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.
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.