Região Autónoma dos Açores Things to Do

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Região Autónoma dos Açores Things to Do

  • 10 things not to miss in the Azores

    If you love nature and being outdoors, then the Azores is the place for you. Mild weather all year round and so much to see and do. 1. Whale Watching and swimming with dolphins.2. Volcanic crater lakes in Sao Miguel Island - Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo and Furnas.3. Bathing in hot springs - Furnas, Caldheira Velha and Ferraira.4. Hiking5. Cycling5....

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  • Visit lagoons and enjoy wonderful views

    São Miguel comprises six volcanic zones, all are Quaternary in age except the last, which is partly Pliocene. From west to east these zones are: the trachyte stratovolcano of the Sete Cidades Massif; a field of alkali-basalt cinder cones and lava flows with minor trachyte; the trachyte stratovolcano of the Água de Pau Massif; a field of...

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  • Visit Furnas and eat a cozido

    São Miguel Island, has been nicknamed "The Green Island". It is the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Furnas is located in the easternmost of three active trachytic volcanoes on the island of São Miguel.If you visit Furnas you must try the famous "cozido", a typical portuguese dish boiled under the earth....

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  • Dolphin watching

    There are several companies that provide raft-like boats to go whale and dolphin watching. You should be refunded if you encounter neither, so don't forget to enquire after that (dolphins are usually spotted and are friendly - ie, they get near the boat while it is moving in high speed - but whales are difficult to see from PD. Saint Jorge is...

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  • Caldeiras

    In the east of the island there is hot water coming from the earth! the land is also hot and people cook "cozido" in the land. The cozido is cooked with the heat of the land in 6 hours

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  • Porto Formoso

    In Porto Formoso there is the sole plantation of tea in Europe. Worth visit. They show you the plantation and the factory. In the end you can have some tea in the saloon. It is a refurbished old factory: interesting!

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  • Villa Franca do Campo

    In front of Vila Franca do Campo there is an interesting island where people go to swim. It is called Ileu da Vila. Take a boat in the marina. There are boats every 20 minutes during summer.

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  • Sete Cidades

    Located in the west of the island. It is a group of 3 lakes. I was not lucky with the weather ... imagine this with sun!!! There is a history about the blue and the green lakes: it is said that a princess with blue eyes felt in love with a shepherd with green eyes. The king did not allow them to marry and they cried so much that from the princess...

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  • Caloura beach

    This beach is near Caloura: can you see it is almost empty? I was very surprised! and it was August!!!

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  • Natural swiming pools

    People in Azores call this a "natural swiming pool". There are some stairs built in the sea and everybody go there for a swim. And they swim all year long: summer and also winter. The sea is not that cold. I loved the temperature of the water here

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  • LAGOA

    Small town near Ponta Delgada. These are boats for fishing as people in this city make their living fishing

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  • Gin And Tonics.

    Faial provides three unbeatable "must do's": the view of Pico Island, the Capelinhos Vulcano, and Peter's Café Sport Gin And tonics.So: go in the afternoon to see the vulcano, return to the city of Horta, ask for a Gin and tonics at Peter's and seat outside watching Pico fading away with the end of the day.Outstanding.

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  • Dolphin and whale watching

    From the Capital Ponta Delgada we went on Dolphin and Whale safari in small fast rubber boat. We were lucky enough to see hundreds of Dolphins on close range , playing around the boat . We also saw two large Ocean Turtles and lots of seabirds , but no whales this time , however the guide said he`s seen ten three days ago.

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  • A stroll around in the Garden of Eden

    The park surrounds the Spa hotel Terra Nostra , it is a unique botanical and excotic garden .Open to visitors every day.

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  • Spa bath

    In the town Furnas 45 km from Ponta Delgada , we found this wonderful Spa bath , with vulcanic heated water , very rich on Iron and minerals . It is said that everyone who baths in this place will become 20 years younger.Here you will find a luxcery Spa hotel , founded by the American Viceconsul and buisnesman Thomas Hickling (1745-1834 )

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  • Exploring Lagoa do Fogo

    In the middle of the island Sao Miguel , lies the beautiful vulcanic crater lake Lagoa do Fogo . Its a peaceful place where you my sit down listen to the many birds and relax.

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  • Portas da Cidade

    The place with the statue and the city gate is called Praca Goncalo Velho Cabral after the islands first Governor and discoverer of the island. If you ever should walk through the city gates , Portas da Cidade , your in good company . All Royal and prominent persons start their visit in Ponta Delgada by walking through theese gates , from Dom Pedro...

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  • Ilha do Pico

    Pico island have the highest mountain of Portugal, more then 2000 meters, is possible to climb to the top.Can be reach by boat from faial and from sº jorge, it have airport too.

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  • WICH ISLANDS?

    I'll recommend four islands...1- Sº Miguel2 - Faial3 - Pico4 - Terceirabut you have 5 more to visit - Sta Maria, Graciosa, Sº Jorge, Flores and Corvo.Sº Miguel is the most tourist and perhaps the most beautiful...but faial have a lot to see too, I don't know, pick the four.

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  • Visit the Lagoa das Sete Cidades

    Famous for it's two different colored lacs; one blue and another turquoise. There is a beautiful legend of a princess and her forbidden love that explain why the lacs both vary in color.

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Região Autónoma dos Açores Hotels

  • Aparthotel Atlântida Mar

    Boavista, 9, 9760-557

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Caloura Hotel Resort

    Very clean, friendly staff, great breakfast. Dining room is a bit pricy but you can get a sandwich...

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  • Hotel Talisman

    Very friendly their goal is to please,was disapointed though upon arriving after a very long...

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  • Terra Nostra Garden Hotel

    A very good hotel located in the picturesque valley of Furnas with view, connection and free...

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  • Terceira Mar

    Stayed in the Suite for a romantic getaway. Quite romantic! Nothing like watching the sunrise over...

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  • Estalagem Dos Clerigos

    Rua dos Clerigos, Nordeste, 9630, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Pousada de Santa Cruz

    Avenida Santa Joana Princesa nº 10, Horta, 1749-090, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Residencial Vilamar

    Estrada do Burgau 10, Luz, 8600-119, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Aldeia da Fonte

    Caminho de Baixo, Silveira, 9930

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

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