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201303 Portugal Azores Sao Miguel

201303 Portugal Azores Sao Miguel 

Sao Miguel, often described as the most beautiful, is certainly the island of the Azores which offers you a complete holiday, between the landscapes of flowers and greenery, the famous "lagoas" (crater lakes), the animated cities and the multitude ancestral festivals, monuments and crafts revealing a history of five centuries, the multitude of sports offered both on land and sea, a unique gastronomy with the "cozidos" (typical dish of the Azores cooked in cauldrons buried in the ground close to geysers and fumaroles), beaches, ceramic workshops, tea and pineapple farms, tobacco fields ... An enchantment! It is the largest island of the archipelago, with an area of ​​747 km2, 81 km long and 16 km wide, and culminating with the Pico da Vara at 1100 meters; It is also the most populated, with 150,000 inhabitants out of the 250,000 in the archipelago. Things to do:
1 / Stroll through the historic center of Ponta Delgada, around the "Gates of the City", to arrive at the brand new Marina.

2 / Sit on the beach of "Praia de Populo" or surf on that of Ribeira Grande.

3 / Visit the ceramics workshop "Ceramica Vieira" of Lagoa, founded in 1862.

4 / Discover the pineapple farm "A Arruda" in Faja de Baixo, the tea plantations of Gorreana and Porto Formoso, unique in Europe.

5 / Marvel at Lagoa de Sete Cidades.

6 / Enjoy cuisine at the restaurant "Roberto" or at the hotel Do Colegio, otherwise at the hotel Talisman: succulent!

7 / Admire the Lagoa das Furnas, taking advantage of the large ferruginous and hot water basin
Terra Nostra Park and taste the "cozido".

8 / Get lost in the botanical gardens.

9 / Bath in the many natural pools scattered along the coast, equipped with solariums, favoring those of Vila Franca, Mosteiros and Ponta da Ferraria.

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Jacques has replied to albertsville
Yes these staircases are truly a Portuguese signature! Thank You Carol!
11 months ago.