Where is Ponta Delgada?

Where is Ponta Delgada?

After you’ve heard that this beautiful city is a corner of paradise on earth, the logical question you are bound to ask yourself is: Where is Ponta Delgada?

Ponta Delgada is located on Sao Miguel, the largest island in the Azores. It is the capital and the largest city in the entire archipelago and boasts with the special inner life of the island coupled with the European culture.

Colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century and established then as a settlement, Ponta Delgada has been an important port ever since the 18th century, so apart from tourism, commerce is an important industry here. Ponta Delgada displays beautiful Portuguese architecture and an altogether European atmosphere.

Most tourists coming to Azores lodge in Ponta Delgada, where the hotels offer excellent conditions, the beaches are perfectly maintained and accessibility is altogether great. Since you can’t come to the island with your own car and you’ll land at the airport, there is the option of Ponta Delgada airport transfers to Ponta Delgada City, which can be booked online in advance and saves you quite a bit of stress.

The harbor is a beautifully colorful place and the old town center is nearby, providing a selection of restaurants and outside taverns, as well as attractions like the Azores Military Museum, Convento e Capela de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, the famous Avenida Infante Dom Henrique promenade and the city gates that date back to the 18th century.

Once outside the town center, the first thing that strikes one is the amazingly scenic landscape, dominated by volcanoes, forested peaks and huge crater lakes and hot springs. A mesmerizing natural wonder nearby is Lagoa das Sete Cidades, the perfect place to hike or relax by the side of the two entwining lagoons.

From Ponta Delgada, you can start some of the most exciting hiking trails that will take you through kilometers of scented forests and scenic landscapes, but let’s not forget the Azores are a seaside destination above all, so whale watching is a popular destination on the shores of the city.