Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada is located in the extreme southwest of the island of São Miguel, also known as Green Island, a paradise in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Its settlement began around 1439, after, according to some historians, have been discovered in 1427 by Diogo de Silves. Of the various natural wonders that exist in the municipality, be sure to know the sources of water, the craters of volcanoes and lagoons, with emphasis on the two Lagoas das Sete Cidades and the Piscinas Naturais de Mosteiros. In fact, on this island full of attractions, it becomes difficult to enumerate them: since its diverse fauna and lush flora, typical houses and windmills of Flemish origin, to regional products, such as the pineapple of São Miguel, the wine and liquor smelling pineapple and passion fruit. The craft of Ponta Delgada is known for the originality of its materials: teeth and Whale bones, fish scales, basalt stone, corn kernels and leaves of Ficus. Regarding the food, especially the stews of fish, the "arroz de lapas", the "torresmos de molho de fígado", the "caldo azedo", the "massa sovada" and the "bolos lêvedos". If you walk out of the County, be sure to try the famous "cozidos das Furnas", made taking advantage of the heat of the Earth, in the municipality of Povoação. Completing the tourist offer of the island, there are companies that organize and promote the most varied sports and/or occupation of leisure: Golf, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, paintball, rappelling, climbing, diving, horseback riding, fishing and observation of dolphins and other cetaceans.

Where to eat in Ponta Delgada

What to do in Ponta Delgada

Where to sleep in Ponta Delgada

Hotel do Colégio
Hotel do Colégio

4 star

The Hotel is housed in a noble 19th-century building, in the commercial area of Ponta Delgada. You can relax and admire sober decoration and an environment of …

Hotel Marina Atlântico
Hotel Marina Atlântico

4 star

The Hotel Marina Atlântico, opened in October 2004, is a true reference in the city. The hotel offers bright and contemporary décor, inspired by nautical motif…

Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa
Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa

5 star

O Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA está situado na costa norte da Ilha de São Miguel oferecendo uma vista privilegiada sobre o oceano Atlântico. É a escolha perfeita…

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Azores: A Road Trip between Lagoons and Volcanoes in São Miguel

In the immensity of the Atlantic, Nature has created nine small pieces of paradise. São Miguel is one of them. Hit the …

Near Ponta Delgada

Povoação

Povoação


Situated in the eastern part of the southern coast of the island of São Miguel, the municipality of the village is bounded by the municipalities of t…

Nordeste

Nordeste


By many considered as the tenth island due to the distance and difficult access from Ponta Delgada, Nordeste municipality is inhabited by about 5200 …

Vila Franca do Campo

Vila Franca do Campo


Situated on the southern coast of the island of São Miguel, the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo is bordered to the Northeast by the municipality…

Ribeira Grande

Ribeira Grande


Situated on the North coast of the island of São Miguel, Ribeira Grande presents a relief dominated by volcanic massif of serra de Água de Pau, whose…