Região Autónoma dos Açores Travel Guide

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Ponta Delgada

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Ilha de São Miguel

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218,838,14

Ilha de Santa Maria

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Furnas

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19,137,1

Ilha do Pico

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Vila Franca do Campo

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Ilha das Flores

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Ilha Terceira

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Ilha do Faial

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Ribeira Grande

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Angra do Heroísmo

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25,51,4

Sete Cidades

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Ilha de São Jorge

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Sete Cidades

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Horta

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4,9,9

Achada

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2,11,0

Ribeira Quente

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Ilha Graciosa

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6,25,0

Ribeira Grande

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Velas

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São Roque do Pico

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Rabo de Peixe

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Ilha do Corvo

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4,6,0

Ponta Delgada

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  • Flights from the Azores to mainland...

    Ponta Delgada Transportation

    Além das companhias aéreas SATA e TAP ligarem Portugal continental aos Açores, há também as companhias de baixo custo Easyjet e Ryanair. Esta ainda liga Ponta Delgada a Londres, aeroporto de Stansted, aos sábados.Besides the airlines SATA and TAP linking the mainland Portugal to the Azores, there are also the low cost airlines Easyjet and...

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  • Hotel Talisman

    Ponta Delgada Hotels

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

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  • Shuttle Bus between the airport and...

    Ponta Delgada Transportation

    There is a shuttle bus linking the airport to downtown. This bus departes from the airport about 20 minutes after the arrival of the airplanes and is availabe from the first to the last flight.Há um serviço de autocarro que liga o aeroporto à baixa. Este autocarro parte do aeroporto cerca de 20 minutos após a chegada dos aviões e encontra-se...

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Ilha de São Miguel

  • Caloura Bar-Esplanada

    Ilha de São Miguel Restaurants

    Staying at the Caloura resort limits your choices for dinner, thankfully, this spot is about a km away and is fabulous. The chef spent many years on the mainland in the kitchens of Lisbon before returning to the Azores to run this little gem. He grills the fish beautifully (we had barracuda) and accompanies it with Azoran wine, bread and basic...

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  • Caloura Hotel Resort

    Ilha de São Miguel Hotels

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

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  • Great food and location.

    Ilha de São Miguel Restaurants

    Staying at the Caloura resort limits your choices for dinner, thankfully, this spot is about a km away and is fabulous. The chef spent many years on the mainland in the kitchens of Lisbon before returning to the Azores to run this little gem. He grills the fish beautifully (we had barracuda) and accompanies it with Azoran wine, bread and basic...

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Ilha de Santa Maria

  • Perfectly Located Right on the Beach

    Ilha de Santa Maria Restaurants

    O Paquete is a bar and restaurant in the shape of a ship, located on a beautiful white sand beach Praia Formosa. It is quite a popular spot among visitors of Santa Maria, as for the visitors of the beach as well for those wishing to have a late night drink. You can get starters, soup, salads, meat, fish and seafood dishes, a great variety of crepes...

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  • Santa Bárbara

    Ilha de Santa Maria Things to Do

    East of Pico Alto lies the most picturesuqe village of the island, Santa Bárbara. Its lovely white houses with indigo blue lines (vertical, horizontal, around windows and doors) dispersed on the surrounding green slopes. For me, Santa Bárbara is the prettiest village of the island and I simply fell in love with its simplicity and charm. With its...

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  • Renting a Car

    Ilha de Santa Maria Transportation

    There are two ways to see the island. You can take a a tour around the island by taxi. It costed 60€ for four hours. I thought that was far too little time and quite expensive so I decided to rent a car. Antonío already arranged everything for me. After arrival to Santa Maria I phoned to the guy, Jorge Botelho. He brought the car to Valentina's...

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Furnas

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  • Lagoa das Furnas

    Furnas Things to Do

    Around this lake there are spots where the delicious dishes [cozido à portuguesa] or [cozido de bacalhau] are made. You can prepare at home these dishes and bring them here to cook for about 4-6 hours. Remember, you must arrive very early in the morning to get a good and free spot!Entrance Fee per Person0.5 EURFee per Pot3.0 EURYou have to pay to...

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  • Terra Nostra Garden Hotel

    Furnas Hotels

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

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  • Cozido das Furnas - stew cooked...

    Furnas Things to Do

    During our visit to Sao Miguel island in September 2014 we undertook a day trip with "UTC Azores" to the volcanic Furnas region.One of the main activities of this trip was to witness the cooking of Cozido das Furnas (a meat and vegetable stew that is cooked underground in water that is boiled by the natural heat of the earth) and then to taste it...

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Ilha do Pico

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  • Bus

    Ilha do Pico Transportation

    Cristiano, Lda. is the bus company which operates in the island.Fax. 00.351.292622606Lines1. Piedade [06:15, 13:30] (13:15) - Madalena [10:00, 17:45] (09:30)2. Ribeirinha [05:40, 13:10] (12:45) - Madalena [10:00, 17:45] (09:30)Departing times[] - Working days.() - Sundays and holidays1. Piedade-Ribeirinha-Terra Alta-Santo Amaro-Rossio-Prainha de...

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  • Pico Mountain

    Ilha do Pico Things to Do

    This is the highest mountain of Portugal, with 2351m high. Climbing Pico mountain may be a reward for the magnificent views, that the altitude provides, of both Pico island and the other islands of the central group, although it is always advisable to be accompanied by a guide. When I travel to Faial Island from São Miguel Island, the plane passed...

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  • Go for a drive

    Ilha do Pico Things to Do

    Drive along the coast looking at rocks and blowholes. There are two offshore rocks named “Standing up” and “Laying down,” which is exactly how they look. Another looks like a dog's head. The “Small Port” is a gap in the rocks with a ramp that slopes down to the water. The barrels of wine were rolled down it to the waiting ships.

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Vila Franca do Campo

  • Queijadas de Vila Franca

    Vila Franca do Campo Local Customs

    Queijadas de Vila Franca are small cakes from the town of Vila Franca do Campo on the south coast of Sao Miguel island.They can be purchased in the island's bakeries and cafes for around €1 each and for slightly more in the island's restaurants.They look like mince pies; small pastry cakes covered in icing sugar. However, they are more like a sweet...

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  • Snorkelling at Ilhéu de Vila Franca

    Vila Franca do Campo Things to Do

    We were keen to snorkel during our visit to Sao Miguel island in September 2014. We weren't sure whether we'd get the opportunity, but we packed our snorkelling equipment just in case.After arriving on the island, we read that Ilhéu de Vila Franca was a good spot for snorkelling. This volcanic islet, located a short boat ride off the coast of the...

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  • Our Lady of Peace Chapel

    Vila Franca do Campo Things to Do

    We visited Our Lady of Peace Chapel (Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Paz) as part of a guided tour that we undertook with "UTC Azores" during our stay on Sao Miguel island in September 2014.This chapel, dating back to 1764, is located high in the hills overlooking the town of Vila Franca do Campo on the island's south coast.It was the final stop of our...

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Ilha das Flores

  • Local Bus

    Ilha das Flores Transportation

    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

    Ilha das Flores Transportation

    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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  • Santa Cruz

    Ilha das Flores Things to Do

    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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Ilha Terceira

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  • Negrito

    Ilha Terceira Things to Do

    Negrito has a small pool ideal for summer days. Besides that there is an old fortress and the youth hostel of the island.

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  • Bathing in Angra

    Ilha Terceira Things to Do

    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.

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  • Lagoons

    Ilha Terceira Things to Do

    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...

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Ilha do Faial

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  • A semana do mar

    Ilha do Faial Local Customs

    The «Week of the Sea», traditional festivities of the county of Horta, takes place between the first and second Sunday of August in the city of Horta.Most of the programme is occupied with water sports of all kinds and with several types of boats: the list of initiatives includes sailing regattas, races between traditional whaling-boats, rowing,...

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  • Rent a car

    Ilha do Faial Transportation

    Auto turística Faialense allows you to rent a car from 28 EUR with no miles restrictions. This is the cheapest fare in the island!AddressRua Conselheiro Medeiros, 129900-144 HORTAFax 00.351.292293608

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  • Botanic Garden of Faial

    Ilha do Faial Things to Do

    In this garden, the plants are distributed in different zones where they have been grouped by their similarities of habitat.Besides the visitor centre, there is also a vast collection of aromatic and medicinal plants to be discovered by the visitor.

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Ribeira Grande

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  • Taxi from Ribeira Grande to Lake of Fogo

    Ribeira Grande Transportation

    Uma viagem de táxi* da estação rodoviária da Ribeira Grande / baixa para a Lagoa do Fogo custa cerca de 20 euros, com paragem na Caldeira Velha.A taxi ride* from Ribeira Grande bus station / downtown to Lake of Fogo costs around €20, including a stop at Caldeira Velha.*Ida e volta/return.

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  • Lagoa do Fogo

    Ribeira Grande Things to Do

    Esta lagoa, com uma área superficial de 5.06 km2 e uma profundidade máxima de 26 m, encontra-se numa reserva natural e faz parte do complexo vulcânico do Fogo. Localiza-se no fundo da caldeira de abatimento mais recente da ilha. A última erupção vulcânica data de 1563.Muitas espécies de plantas endémicas, tais como Juniperus brevifolia, Laurus...

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  • Praia dos Moinhos

    Ribeira Grande Off The Beaten Path

    Esta praia localiza-se no Porto Formoso, uma freguesia pacata e pitoresca.Além dos vestiários, quartos de banho e chuveiros, encontra-se disponível, na área, um bar que serve refeições ligeiras.This bay beach is located at Porto Formoso, a quiet and picturesque parish village.Besides the changing rooms, bathrooms and showers, a bar serving light...

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Angra do Heroísmo

  • Museu de Angra

    Angra do Heroísmo Things to Do

    This is the principal museum collection of the island of Terceira. It located in the old Convent of São Francisco, and is adjoined to the “Nossa Senhora da Guia” Church. In this church, Paulo da Gama, Vasco da Gama’s brother, was buried after his death on the return from their first journey to India in 1499.The notable collections in this museum...

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  • Terceira Mar

    Angra do Heroísmo Hotels

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

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  • Misericordia Church

    Angra do Heroísmo Things to Do

    Stop and admire this beautiful church. If you come in a different year, it may no longer be baby blue. I was told that it gets painted fairly often, and that it was green the year before.

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Sete Cidades

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  • Miradouro da Lagoa de Santiago

    Sete Cidades Things to Do

    We visited Miradouro da Lagoa de Santiago as part of a day tour that we took with "UTC Azores" during our stay on Sao Miguel island in September 2014.This small viewing point overlooks the beautiful crater lake of Lagoa de Santiago; a less well-known lake located just a short distance east of the famous Sete Cidades twin lakes. The volcanic crater...

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  • Miradouro da Vista do Rei (King's View)

    Sete Cidades Things to Do

    We visited Miradouro da Vista do Rei (King's View Lookout) as part of a day tour that we took with "UTC Azores" during our stay on Sao Miguel island in September 2014.This spectacular lookout point is located to the south of the breathtaking Sete Cidades twin lakes and was more "touristy" than any of the other miradouros that we visited on the...

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  • Visit the village church in Sete...

    Sete Cidades Things to Do

    The church in Sete Cidades is in many ways a typical village church on the Azores as it is build from vulcanic rock and has a wooden ceiling.It is very well kept though and i usually see one or two old ladies in the church being busy with either cleaning or decorating the church.the church also has nice blue and white teils on the walls inside the...

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Ilha de São Jorge

  • Can you explore this Island in one...

    Ilha de São Jorge Favorites

    If you have no time enought to spend in this Island, I adise you the following itinerary:Velas - Urzelina [Tower church and local museum at the port] - Manadas [Santa Bárbara Church] - Biscoitos - Calheta [Port, museum of São Jorge, Santa Catarina Church] - Fajã Grande - Ribeira seca [Noronhas manour house] - Fajã dos Vimes [coffee plantation,...

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  • Fajãs and Fajãs!

    Ilha de São Jorge Favorites

    Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo. Unfortunately I didn´t go to Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo because I couldn't go on foot.I liked a lot Fajã dos Cubres and Fajã dos Vimes. In the last one, I had the opportunity to drink the coffee produced locally. Try it?

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  • Sao Jorge to Pico

    Ilha de São Jorge Transportation

    If arriving on Sao Jorge was exciting, departing also hjas its merits. The ferry over to Pico takes around 30 minutes. The beautiful Velas harbour soon fades into the distance, as does the ridge of Sao Jorge, as the island of Pico approaches. If you're lucky and its clear. You get great views of the volcano.An added bonus is a spot of free whale...

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Sete Cidades

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  • Miradouro da Lagoa de Santiago

    Sete Cidades Things to Do

    We visited Miradouro da Lagoa de Santiago as part of a day tour that we took with "UTC Azores" during our stay on Sao Miguel island in September 2014.This small viewing point overlooks the beautiful crater lake of Lagoa de Santiago; a less well-known lake located just a short distance east of the famous Sete Cidades twin lakes. The volcanic crater...

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  • Miradouro da Vista do Rei (King's View)

    Sete Cidades Things to Do

    We visited Miradouro da Vista do Rei (King's View Lookout) as part of a day tour that we took with "UTC Azores" during our stay on Sao Miguel island in September 2014.This spectacular lookout point is located to the south of the breathtaking Sete Cidades twin lakes and was more "touristy" than any of the other miradouros that we visited on the...

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  • Visit the village church in Sete...

    Sete Cidades Things to Do

    The church in Sete Cidades is in many ways a typical village church on the Azores as it is build from vulcanic rock and has a wooden ceiling.It is very well kept though and i usually see one or two old ladies in the church being busy with either cleaning or decorating the church.the church also has nice blue and white teils on the walls inside the...

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Horta

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