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 the Nordeste, Ribeira Grande and Vila Franca do Campo. The abundant vegetation awakened early, the interest of the discoverers who, believers in the fertility of the Earth, began to move to the island cattle, wheat, vegetable seeds to some agricultural implements, with the goal of settling here. The toponym Village is due to the fact that it was the first place on the island to be inhabited. The six parishes that make up the municipality, they have a set of natural elements responsible for the scenario of great scenic beauty. The landscapes, parks, Terra Nostra and the beaches are some of the most sought after by those who visit the County. The various viewpoints, capture-fantastic views of all these natural elements. The Vale das Furnas, holder of a wealth in hydrological resources, resulting from expression of active volcanism, gives it the status of biggest hidrópole in Europe. The diversity of the waters of its sources is highly sought after for medicinal purposes. Gastronomy and regional sweets are given to meet the various catering units. The famous cozido à portuguesa, done at furnas with hermetically sealed pots, is one of the ex-libris of the municipality in terms of typical dishes.

Where to eat in Povoação

What to do in Povoação

Where to sleep in Povoação

Terra Nostra Garden Hotel
Terra Nostra Garden Hotel

4 star

The Terra Nostra Garden Hotel is situated in an area of rare beauty, more precisely in the Vale das Furnas, finding themselves in a fantastic integrated botani…

Casa Domus Adepta
Casa Domus Adepta

TWENTIETH century house with a spacious and nice green space around. It is located near an important thermal centre. It has four bedrooms, a kitchenette and a …

Near Povoação

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…

Ponta Delgada

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 O…

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…