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5 enchanting places to visit in Ponta Delgada!

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The enchanting island of Sao Miguel is an infinte rich fountain filled with hidden treasures, waiting to be discovered and admired by the tourists from all over the world!
Come and take this wonderful opportunity of travelling, enjoying and living one of the most beautiful adventures, while exploring new things and places and meeting new stories and people.

Plantações de Chá Gorreana

Owned by a family, the Gorreana Tea Estate is the only tea plantation in Europe and it produces some 30 tonnes of tea a year.
A small museum exhibits some of the original machinery used when production started in 1883 and an adjacent shop stocks individual packets of tea, as well as special presentation boxes containing all four varieties. You can have a walk around these amazing and unique plantation, enjoying an authentic tea experience and unforgettable fabulous views.

Arruda Acores Pineapple Plantation

Did you know São Miguel is the only place in the world where pineapples are grown in greenhouses?
One of the most interesting sightseeing destinations on São Miguel is this famous pineapple plantation, located on the outskirts of Ponta Delgada. You can see the greenhouses and taste the delicious fruit while exploring this beautiful area, especially if taking into account the pineapple is for sale. Tour and try, that’s amazing, right?

Salto do Cabrito in Sao Miguel Island

Salto do Cabrito (also named Cascata do Cabrito) is a remarkable waterfall near Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande.
Located on the hill down from Lagoa do Figo viewpoint, you cannot miss this beautiful and tempting waterfall, where the majestic and winding fresh clear water embraces the massive rocks, collapsing into a never-ending unforgettable dance.

Santa Iria Viewpoint in Sao Miguel Island

The most iconic viewpoint in Sao Miguel Island and a mandatory stop for visitors, Santa Iria viewpoint, is one of the most popular attractions in Sao Miguel. You’ll have the opportunity to live and admire the most amazing and spectacular coastline views. You definitely must visit and enjoy these unique landscapes, at least once in a lifetime.
The photographs lovers and enthusiasts will find here a second blue and green piece of paradise!

Arnel Lighthouse in São Miguel Island

The first lighthouse located in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, the Arnel Lighthouse, located at the tip of the Arnel, at the extreme northeast of the island of São Miguel, was built at the end of the 19th century in a context of modernization of the county, by António Alves de Oliveira.
Arnel Lighthouse will always be remembered for its historical importance, as well as for its popularity, strongly linked to Mark Twain .
This beautiful and unique island attracted global writers and poets passing through on their travels. In 1869, Mark Twain described his visit to the Azores in his travel book “The Innocents Abroad,” and dubbed it a slow, sleepy community.

Come and visit Sao Miguel, always relying on Ponta Delgada Low Cost Transfers, which always provides quality and efficient transfers, in excellent conditions, for amazing adventures with your family and friends!

Discover the marvels of Ponta Delgada!

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Come and discover Ponta Delgada, one of the most beautiful corners of nature, a unique paradise where you can discover new places each day! Ponta Delgada began as a common fishing village whose fishermen were once attracted by its safe coves, but soon began to have a higher role, that of the main port of the São Miguel Island.

Ponta Delgada is today a cosmopolitan city, outward looking, with a lively economic and cultural life, becoming the accurate expression of dynamism and adaptation to new changes and new times. This colorful place, enriched with an outstanding and exotic character, represents one of the most visited and popular holiday destinations, which definitely cannot be missed.

Carlos Machado Museum

Once in Ponta Delgada, you have to visit the marvellous Carlos Machado Museum. The quirky collection of regional ethnography on display at the Carlos Machado Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the customs and traditions of island life. Founded in 1876 and named after its founder, the museum is housed in the former 16th-century monastery of Santo André, and is worth a good hour of your time, especially if visiting with kids, who will appreciate the miscellany of lovely antique toys and trinkets from the early 20th century.
As well as showcasing Sao Miguel’s fishing and farming industries, the museum holds a permanent collection of period and contemporary paintings and sculpture, important works that include paintings by local artist Domingos Rebelo (1891-1975).

The museum hosts the Collection of Sacred Art, gathered in the Jesuit College Church of Ponta Delgada, a monumental example of religious architecture, inserted in the Baroque Circuit.
The gallery includes important pieces of Portuguese Art, such as a set of six 16th century paintings: “Santa Margarida and Santa Apolónia” and “Santa Catarina and Santa Bárbara”, created between 1510 and 1520, by the artists of the School of Coimbra, Vicente Gil and his son Manuel Vicente.
The museum’s separate Núcleo de Arte Sacra houses sacred art treasures, while Machado’s own natural history collection is preserved in a dedicated wing.

Lagoa do Fogo

The “Lake of Fire”, Lagoa do Fogo is another breathtaking location, a caldera with a lake at the bottom. Hidden in the centre of Miguel island, Lagoa de Fogo or “Lake of Fire” is a blue crater lake which rests in the central caldera of the Água de Pau Massif, the youngest volcano on the island. Its remote setting makes this impressive volcanic crater especially appealing to outdoor enthusiasts due to the moderately difficult 14 kilometer uphill walk that starts from Ribeira da Praia on the south coast and ends overlooking the crater’s rim. The Lake of Fire represents a protected nature reservation and the crater’s walls are covered with a multitude of endemic plant species. You can easily spend an entire day here, admiring the beauties of this marvellous place and indulging yourself with an invigorating mineral bath while exploring Caldeira Grande.

Gruta do Carvão

Located in the western part of Ponta Delgada city, Gruta do Carvão is the longest lava tunnel of São Miguel island and it extends for 1912 metres divided in three separate sections. There is another cave with a similar name, called Algar do Carvão on Terceira. The explanation is easy, Carvão means coal in English, and it refers to the black colour of the cave walls. Most of the caves on the islands are lava tubes, and lava has very often this dark black colour. As a result there are various “Coal Pits”. Of course, there is no coal found on this islands.
The entrance is behind a factory, a flight of stairs, lit by a string of light bulbs, which leads to a roomy passage. The passage ends where a large stormwater drain broke into the cave ceiling. Gruta do Carvão has some extraordinary multi-coloured rock formations with weird shapes, really impressive, which cannot be missed!  They are the result of lava remains cooling down in the tube.

Come and discover the marvels and beauties of Ponta Delgada. Be part of this wonderful adventure in the middle of a spectacular blend of colors, landscapes and feelings!
You can always rely on Ponta Delgada Taxi for transfers and also sightseeing tours with your family and friends, which will definitely win your heart in this neverending adventure!

Winter traditions in Ponta Delgada

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Ponta Delgada is one of the most spectacular and vibrant places you have ever visited, enjoying and embracing its colorful and spectacular traditions and events!

5 attractions in Ponta Delgada you cannot miss

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If you are a nature lover and a passionate traveler, you definitely have to discover and explore the beautiful exotic Ponta Delgada.
The charming port city, Ponta Delgada, on Sao Miguel island, is the gateway to the Azores archipelago, a string of nine islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
The distinctive architecture of whitewash and black basalt lend Ponta Delgada a monochrome complexion, but its colorful and joyful character will steal your heart from the very first moment you’ll lay your eyes on it.

Faial da Terra / Salto do Prego trail

Faial da Terra / Salto do Prego trail

On the South East part of the azoreean island of Sao Miguel the visitor will encounter an unique village called Faial da Terra. This village and all the are ais the home of unique and protected flora and breathtaking landscapes.

Salto do Prego is a magnificent and imposing waterfall which falls on a beautiful lagoon.

We propose you a circular trail from the Faial da Terra village to the Salto do Prego waterfall and back. For a better view of the waterfall, just book the Faial da Terra / Salto do Prego trail and enjoy the trip!

Furnas trail

Furnas trail

The archipelago of Azores have been considered for long to be among the most beautiful islands in the world, a true paradise for nature lovers with most stunning lakes and vast volcanic coastline.

Furnas village contains at least two lakes (called caldeiras), one which is younger, 6-km wide and one which is older and larger and also it is less topographically distinct. The eastern wall of the 500-m-deep lake of Furnas (Caldeira da Furnas) overlaps the western wall of the Povoaçao lake of Nordeste volcano. The volcanic activity of the Furnas volcano dates back about 100,000 years.

Pico Ferro/Lagoa das Furnas trail

Pico Ferro/Lagoa das Furnas trail

The Archipelago of the Azores composed of nine volcanic islands is situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean of which the biggest is the Sao Miguel Island.

The Caldeiras de Lagoa das Furnas is one of most visited areas by those who visit the Azorean Island of Sao Miguel.

See below how you can enjoy these wonderful sights startinf from The Pico do Ferro Viewpoint and ending in the Caldeiras de Lagoa das Furnas!

Cha Gorreana trail

Cha Gorreana trail

Cha Gorreana tea is internationally recognized s a “rare collection of fine teas”. Family owns and operates the tea factory since 1883.

Gorreana’s teas have many unique flavors and aromas this being one of the reasons why they have remained a staple in European pantries for over a century.

Grown in the lush emerald green hills of the eco-friendly plantation; without using herbicides, fungicides or pesticides one can rest assured that only the finest tea leaves come out of this plantation.

The best Azores events for this March 2016

The best Azores events for this March 2016

Granted, spring is a rainy season on the islands, so if you want to avoid getting wet, you should postpone your vacation for the early summer, but if you are a brave and smart traveler, you’ll know traveling during the low season is a wonderful experience. The best Azores events for this March 2016 are anyway bound to keep you occupied, should you choose to travel to this beautiful archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean during the first month of spring.

Praia/Lagoa do Fogo trail

Praia>Lagoa do Fogo trail

Lagoa do Fogo, one of the most beautiful lagoons of the Sete Cidades area on the Sao Miguel island is inviting us to visit it. But you have no idea how to get there?

What would you say about a hiking trail that will get you right to the Lagoa do Fogo, where you can rest a little bit and have some spectacular pictures and then start back to your hotel?

On the road you have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view of the southern coast of the island and you will encounter many species of interesting plants. Here is our proposal for a Praia/Lagoa do Fogo hiking trail!