Ilha das Flores Travel Guide
Ilha das Flores
Ilha das Flores
"Follow me" says the car to arriving...
Santa Cruz, Flores
Every twist in the road begs you to stop
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...
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.
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,...
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...
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.
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
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…
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
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
The island has seven lagoons. They're located in the place of volcanic craters.The "Lagoa Funda" has more than 100m depth.
Casa de Hóspedes de Noémia Teixeira: Guest House
Noémia Teixeira, the owner, surprised me again coming to the airport to pick me up.This family is very kind and is trying always to do your best for the guests. The only no is the house is not very clean. Anyway, rooms are spacious and comfortable.
A great view of the ocean...
Aldeia da Cuada
If you look for a particular accommodation, this could be what you want. These are old renovated houses in a beautiful rural setting. The price is reasonable (approx. 70 € per house per night), considering the beauty of the email@example.com
Aldeia da Cuada: A Step into another Century
From the moment we arrived, we felt as if we had stepped into another time. Each of these restored homes was different from the next. We went to sleep listening to the sound of the cow bells jingling in the light fog. *Minimum of 2 nights' stay.* Meals are not provided.*...
Baleia Ocidental: 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...
A Sereia: 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!
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...
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...
The island with no time...
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…
Written Jul 13, 2007
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.
Updated Sep 6, 2004