Ilha das Flores Travel Guide

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Ilha das Flores Things to Do

  • Santa Cruz

    This is the main village, where is located the airport and the main port of the Island. Places to visit:Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição - This is one of the most impressive church of the whole archipelago;Church of São Boaventura - This barroque church is part of a franciscan convent, which construction began around 1641;Museum of Flores -...

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  • The WATERFALLS

    The waterfalls, which are spectacular, are many! Maybe, the best known is located at Fajã Grande. This beautiful waterfall drop down to a spot called Poço do Bacalhau, a natural pool where you can enjoy a good bath or even swim.

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  • The Seven Lakes

    There are seven maar lakes to visit in this Island. They are located not far form each other and in the centre of the Island.If you are travelling from Santa Cruz, cross the Island to the West side. Lakes Comprida and Funda are easily reach, behind them you find, on foot, Seca and Branca. Going a little more to the South, one reach the Lakes Rasa...

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  • Santa Cruz

    Nice town with beautiful buildings like the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (one of the most imposing churches of the Açores) and the Church of São Boaventura (17th cent., valuable baroque building, part pf the Franciscan Monastery). There is also an ethnographical museum.

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  • Lajes

    Picturesque town and fishing port surrounded by green fields. Here you can visit the chapel of Nossa Senhora das Angústias (18th cent.), the church of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (18th cent.) and the church of Senhora do Rósario.

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  • Waterfalls

    On no other Azorean island I've seen so many and so beautiful waterfalls as here in Flores. Between Fajãzinha and Ponta da Fajã there are almost 20 waterfalls

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  • Sete lagoas (Seven lakes)

    In the central part of the island there are seven lakes: Funda, Branca, Seca, Comprida, Rasa, Lomba, Funda das Lajes. The nature surrounding the lakes is breathtaking: the green of the valleys, the hydrangeas, the azaleas, the small roses…

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  • Ilha do Corvo in the horizon

    Ilha do Corvo, the smaller island of the Azores, can be seen from the northern part of Ilha das Flores

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  • Beautiful scenery

    The island is very small and it's possible to drive around it in only one day, however, the beauty of the scenery makes us stop to admire it and the journey can be long

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Ilha das Flores Restaurants

  • Try holy spirit soup and fresh fish

    This restaurant is located on the first floor, with the windows facing to the Ocean. In my opinion, the ambience could be better if they didn't have a noisy refrigerator.The quality of the service is quite good. They serve here a good holy spirit soup and grilled fresh fish.

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  • Try fresh food!

    This restaurant, located not far from the main church and the sea port, is also good choice when you are in Santa Cruz. The owner is very kind and speaks very well English. They prepare here a good steak!

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Ilha das Flores Transportation

  • Local Bus

    This island is served on working days by five bus lines provided by the company UTC.Esta ilha é servida nos dias úteis por 5 linhas de autocarro da companhia UTCLinha 1 Santa Cruz - Ponta Delgada [€1.5]Linha 2 Santa Cruz - Lajes [€2.29]Linha 3 Lajes - Fajã Grande [€2.04]Linha 4 Fajã Grande - Santa Cruz [€2.47]Linha 5 Santa Cruz - Fajã Grande...

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  • Boat to Corvo

    Besides the plane, you can reach Corvo Island by a small boat provided by Atanticoline or by some local private companies such as Hotel Ocidental, Cristino, and Lua Cheia. A return ticket costs from 20 to 30 EUR per person.If you go on a private boat, capacity 6 people, they must be full or you have to pay for the whole capacity: 150-180 EUR.For...

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  • The best taxi driver of Flores

    If you are looking for a taxi driver to show you this Island, don't hesitate to call SÍLVIO. This man speaks well English and is a very good guide and likes his job.On a 4 hours trip you know the best of this wonderful Island. If you decide to visit the whole Island it takes two hours more.Normal fare15 EUR per hour.

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Ilha das Flores Local Customs

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    Flowers in Santa Cruz

    by tolovajka Written Jul 13, 2007

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    In Flores time seems not to exist. So no panic if a shop (or the filling station) is supposed to be open at e.g. 8 o'clock, but at 9.30 it is still closed. It is something normal here in Flores…

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Ilha das Flores Warnings and Dangers

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    by bambino36 Updated Sep 6, 2004

    This Island is the most westerly piece of land in Europe. Due to this fact it's more exposed to the Atlantic climatic changes. Least expected one can be retained on the island for a week... no conditions to fly or sail out of the island.
    Thus, the best season of the year to visit the island is at the end of spring/beginning of summer (June and July). This way the risk is lower and the island at this time of the year is even more beautiful.

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