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    • Places to see?

      Ilha Terceira Apr 20, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      We are in Lajes and will not have a rental car until Tuesday to explore the Island a little further. Today we spent the day in Praia Da Vitoria. Suggestions of places we can get a taxi to tomorrow (Monday) to explore, see, or hike.

    • Taxi to Sete Cidades

      Ponta Delgada Apr 7, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      How much does a taxi cost to sete Cidades and back to town and how many people can share cost of ride?

    • Places to see?

      Ilha Terceira Apr 20, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      We are in Lajes and will not have a rental car until Tuesday to explore the Island a little further. Today we spent the day in Praia Da Vitoria. Suggestions of places we can get a taxi to tomorrow (Monday) to explore, see, or hike.

      1 Answer Apr 20, 2014 at 4:50 PM
    • Taxi to Sete Cidades

      Ponta Delgada Apr 7, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      How much does a taxi cost to sete Cidades and back to town and how many people can share cost of ride?

      6 Answers Apr 7, 2014 at 11:21 AM
    • Cruise terminal

      Ponta Delgada Jan 30, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      Can you walk from the cruise ship to the center of town, or do you need tom take a taxi?

      3 Answers Jan 30, 2014 at 10:56 PM
    • Cruise terminal

      Ponta Delgada Jan 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      Can you walk from the cruise ship to the center of town, or do you need tom take a taxi?

    • Supermarkets in Anagra do Heroismo

      Angra do Heroísmo Jan 15, 2014 at 2:22 AM


      Anybody can tell me where I can find a supermarked close to the center? I searched in the web but quite unsuccessfully. Many thanks!!!

      6 Answers Jan 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM
    • Which islands?

      Ponta Delgada Jan 12, 2014 at 2:04 PM

      Just discovered how easy it is to get to Azores from US. Planning a trip in May, 2014. Looks like we will stay on Sao Miguel but would like to visit 1 or 2 more islands during our one week stay. Is ferry the most cost effective way to go between islands? Which islands would be the best to visit for a day trip? Or should we stay a couple days on other islands? Any help is greatly appreciated.
      Thank you,

      5 Answers Jan 12, 2014 at 6:39 PM
    • Holland America cruise to Rome

      Ponta Delgada Jan 7, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      We are on the March 30, 2014 cruise to Rome from Fort Lauderdale, and are interested in seeing the ports and stops privately rather than with the cruise line excursions. Has someone out there been on this cruise and what is the best way to see the ports and the centres visited. Our stops include Ponta Delgada, Cadiz, Almeria, Cartagena, Rome, Olympia, Santorini, Rhodes, Ephesus, Athens and Gythion. Or if someone is also on this cruise I would be interested in communication with you.

      6 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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      Sight Seeing and Genealogy Research in Ponta Delgada, Azores

      Ponta Delgada Dec 1, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      I will be arriving in Ponta Delgada on April 6, 2014 and would like to know if there are any locals that can speak English and would be willing to take my wife on a tour for a reasonable price to see the main points of interest. In addition, I would also like to be taken to a records office to look for potential relatives. All my great grandparents were born in the Azores on my mother's side. I know the Machado one came from Terceira, the Cunha (or da Cuhna) from Graciosa, but my great grandmother who married Manuel Cunha, Mary Josephine Coelho Ramos born 11 Aug 1866 might have come from Sao Miguel. I would like to look into it if possible. Any help would be appreciated for the tour and possible records office. Thank you.

      1 Answer Dec 2, 2013 at 1:37 AM
    • flores island

      Ilha das Flores Oct 20, 2013 at 6:33 PM

      night life on the island ?

      2 Answers Oct 21, 2013 at 4:24 AM
    • Nude Beaches

      Ilha de São Miguel Aug 29, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Is there nude beaches/ where at? Thanks!

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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      lagoa do fogo

      Ilha de São Miguel Aug 9, 2013 at 11:08 PM


      I would like to know how to get to lagoa do fogo by bus from ponta delgada ?
      thank you

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      Wheelchair access?

      Ponta Delgada Jul 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM

      Stopping in Ponta Delgada with a cruise in October. Cannot find info anywhere about wheelchair access either to Toilets, Public transport or Whale watching boats. Anyone know anything about accessability on the island?

      5 Answers Jul 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM
    • Yarn shop in Ponta Delgada

      Ponta Delgada Jul 3, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      Are there any yarn (wool) shops in ponta delgada?

    • Family moving to Ponta Delgada from the ecomony as awful as we hear in the news?

      Ponta Delgada Jun 27, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      Hi all, my husband and I & our two young kids are planning on moving to PD late summer, I have a job offer and my husband will look for work in the next year/two...we are getting cold feet however that we are insane for moving to a country with such a struggling economy. My husband & kids hold Portuguese passports. Is the economy in Ponta Delgada as bad as the continental Portuguese cities? It's our dream to live there & raise our kids but is this the worst time? Thanks so much all

      4 Answers Jun 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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      Hotel Options

      Ilha de São Miguel Jun 22, 2013 at 2:58 PM

      We are considering a holiday to the Azores in early August and the hotel options are: Hotel Royal Garden, Hotel Vila Nova and Hotel Sao Miguel Park. I would be interested in any opinions about these places. We are looking for a quiet relaxing place - not a hotel full of loud tourists. Normally we would not book August - but it is a special birthday for my hubby.

      Also any opinions about Sao Miguel would be welcome.

      Thanks in advance for any tips :-)

      4 Answers Jul 13, 2013 at 4:06 PM
    • Hiking Trails

      Ribeira Grande Nov 14, 2012 at 8:37 AM

      Are there any hiking trails near Ribeira Grande that are not too difficult and afford great views of the ocean. Also I will be taking the bus from Ponta Delgada. Do they run frequently?

      4 Answers Nov 15, 2012 at 12:05 AM
    • Shuttle or taxi?

      Angra do Heroísmo Sep 21, 2012 at 5:03 AM

      Is there a airport shuttle bus from Terceira airport to Angra do Heroismo? How much would a taxi cost to do this trip?

      1 Answer Sep 21, 2012 at 6:46 AM
    • Backpacking Azores

      Região Autónoma dos Açores Sep 15, 2012 at 10:44 PM

      Hello all!

      Me and a friend of my plan to visit the island pretty soon (backpacking / hiking trip).

      -Can someone recommend a simple place to stay in after the flight near the airport/Lajes?
      -Is there a tourist information office in Praia? Are there maps of Azores in English?
      -What are the prices like for basic foods, such as bottled water, bread, canned food?
      - Any general tips?

      Thanks in advance,

      1 Answer Sep 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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      flights to Sao Miguel

      Ponta Delgada Jul 30, 2012 at 2:32 PM

      A friend of mine in Providence, Rhode Island (USA) told me there is a non stop flight from either Boston or Providence to Ponta Delgada. I have not had much success locating flights to Sao Miguel. It is a 4 hour flight from the East Coast of the USA to Sao Miguel...yet I'm seeing flights from Boston to MUNICH (!!!), then to Lisbon, then to Sao Miguel. Does anyone know anything about the airlines that serve Sao Miguel? Thanks!

      6 Answers Jul 31, 2012 at 6:33 AM
    • Bus Service Ponta Delgada to Ribeira Grande

      Nordeste May 5, 2012 at 3:59 AM

      Hi, does anyone have the web address for CRP Bus Company in the Azores? Avieira says download files for a complete timetable but there is no file to download! Thank you.

      5 Answers May 5, 2012 at 9:26 AM
    • Do I need cruise side trips??

      Ponta Delgada Feb 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM

      We will be taking a cruise in April and one of the stops in Ponta Delgada. Do we need to take a cruise side trip or are there many things to see close to where the ships dock?

      2 Answers Feb 12, 2012 at 4:14 AM
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      car or bus?

      Região Autónoma dos Açores Nov 10, 2011 at 1:39 AM

      Is it true that there is no any public transport on Azores? My friend advises me no to go unless I can hire a car. Unfortunately I haven't got even a driving licence. What shall I do? I was thinking to fly to Ponta Delgada and take some trips by bus. Mainly I would like to hike. I would be grateful for your tips.

      14 Answers Nov 11, 2011 at 7:24 AM
    • Self Serve Laundromat

      Ponta Delgada Aug 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM

      We will be arriving on a cruise ship in early November with a ton of laundry. We would love to do it ourselves at a self serve laundromat while we enjoy an egg pastry and a cappucino at one of the many wonderful cafes.

      Is there a laundry near the port?

      4 Answers Aug 24, 2011 at 12:50 AM
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      Sunday visit - short day trip or is town open enough?

      Ponta Delgada Aug 1, 2011 at 11:30 AM

      Arriving Sunday, October 30, 2011, from 10:00 to 18:00. I would prefer a quick visit to Sete Cidades for the scenery followed by a meal of local cuisine in Porta Delgada and then a little casual in-town pedestrian tourism, but I read that October weather is likely to obscure the views. I also read that most shops and restaurant are closed on Sunday. This is disappointing. Any suggestions?

      2 Answers Nov 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    • Do I need to take a tour

      Ponta Delgada Jul 26, 2011 at 3:04 PM

      We are coming on a cruise to Punta Delgada and were wondering if it is worth taking a tour or if we can see all that needs to be seen by taking a Taxi or just walking downtown.

      4 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 10:58 AM
    • ponta delgada ATM

      Ponta Delgada Mar 11, 2011 at 6:13 PM

      We arrive by cruise ship and this is our first stop. We are taking a taxi tour with a small group and need to get Euros to pay for the tour. Is there an ATM right at the dock We do not want to ask to take time from tour to go to ATM, so hope there is an ATM as we get off the ship. Could someone please confirm where to find the nearesst ATM at the dock.
      Thank you for your help.

      2 Answers Mar 12, 2011 at 4:08 PM
    • Ponta Delgada - 6 Full Days

      Ponta Delgada Feb 12, 2011 at 7:43 PM

      Arriving mid May, is there enough to do in Sao Miguel? Should we consider going anywhere else? Has anyone stayed at Quinta De Terca? Any other suggestions for a B&B?

      2 Answers Feb 13, 2011 at 5:24 AM
    • Arriving on Queen VIctoria in April

      Ponta Delgada Jan 26, 2011 at 1:32 PM

      Not sure how long we will be in port, but I need to find something to do and would prefer to use a local service rather than the one provided by the ship

      2 Answers Jan 27, 2011 at 8:55 AM
    • D & D Cruise

      Ponta Delgada Jan 19, 2011 at 3:33 PM

      What do you suggest for such a short time in port. We prefer not to book through the ship. Five hours Ponta Delgada Celebrity Cruise Solstice
      Lisbon 6 hrs Cadiz 7 hrs Malaga 10 hrs

      2 Answers Apr 19, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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      Espirito Santo Hotel -Terceira Island.

      Região Autónoma dos Açores Jul 4, 2010 at 5:23 PM

      Hello to all

      I am thinking to reserve some nights in this Hotel, in next week.

      But i have some questions...

      It's situated in "Travessa de S. Francisco,2 - Santa Cruz". Is it a quiet place?? (for the pictures i saw it seems to me that the place is very noisy)
      And what about parking the car??? It's easy??

      I saw in the pictures of the website that are a coffe shop in the first floor of the Hotel, am i right??

      Thanks in advance for all the information.

      1 Answer Jul 7, 2010 at 11:40 AM