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Perched on the scenic south coast of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada is a gateway to unrivalled outdoor activities in the Azores. The city itself is steeped in rich history with charming picture-postcard streets and delightful diners to while away the evening. And then there are the island landscapes. Ponta Delgada is close to jaw-dropping vistas and natural wonders which will enchant and amaze.

Visitors will be happy to hear that a wide variety of affordable accommodation options can be found throughout Ponta Delgada, including waterfront properties and rural retreats.


Neighbourhoods of Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada consists of a number of neighbourhoods:

  • Marina: One of the most picturesque areas of the city, you can watch the fishing vessels bringing in their fresh catch of the day. This is also where you can catch the ferry to neighbouring islands, or visit some of the city’s most iconic historical landmarks, including Forte de São Brás and Portas da Cidade (the city gates).
  • Central: Bustling with hotels, eateries and attractions, in Central Porta Delgada you’ll find the charming Conceição Palace, as well as the excellent Museu Carlos Machado.
  • São Roque: East of the city centre, this neighbourhood is more local in feel, with the important Chapel of the Holies in the Church of São Roque. There’s also a beautiful beach (Milicias beach) and a pineapple farm.

What to see and do in Ponta Delgada

Take some time to explore the city's beautiful Baroque architecture, before heading for one of the city's spectacular museums. Museu Carlos Machado offers an excellent overview of local history, while the Gruta do Carvão natural monument and museum offers tours along a breathtaking lava tube system. You can visit the spectacular 16th-century fort of Saint Blaise, or the historic stone archways of the city. You should definitely head out of the city at some point to Sete Cidades, an impressive caldera system northwest of the city that is truly out of this world.


What to eat in Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada is renowned for its fresh seafood and local produce. Pop by Mercado da Graça, the city’s bustling market, to sample some of the finest local cheeses – a true Azores speciality. One of the most beloved dishes in the area is cozido, a stew cooked in hot volcanic soil. Just watching it is an experience in and of itself. This tradition is practiced in Furnas, just a short scenic drive from the city.


Typical events and festivals in Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada host a wide number of festivals and religious celebrations. One of the most curious of these is the Cavalhadas São Pedro on the 29th of June, a feast with medieval-styled knights on horseback. During Easter, the Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres is a very important event for resident Christians.


How to move around in Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada has an effective bus transit system for connections in and around the city and beyond. Many travellers prefer to rent a car, however, to get a better feel of the island.


The climate in Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada has a temperate climate with warm, but not hot, summers. Winters are generally mild but cloudy. You can also expect more rain in winter months.


More interesting facts about and sights in Ponta Delgada



Ponta Delgada was first established as a fishing village in the thirteenth-century. It grew to be exceptionally important to the Portuguese over history. It was the famous site of a decisive naval battle during the War of the Portuguese Succession, leading to increased Spanish influence on the island.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Ponta Delgada

The most centrally located hotels in Ponta Delgada with the best ratings are: Hotel Grand Açores Atlântico, Hotel Talisman and Gaivota Azores.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Ponta Delgada, the average price per night is 25 , while you will pay an average of 25 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 45 .

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Ponta Delgada, like Hotel Grand Açores Atlântico, Aparthotel Barracuda or Hotel Sao Miguel Park.

You can make reservations at Rural Hotel Quinta Da Abelheira and Residence Casa Do Jardim if you´re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to Ponta Delgada.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Ponta Delgada, we recommend Hotel Grand Açores Atlântico, Hotel Talisman and Hotel Sao Miguel Park.

Hotel Bom Despacho and Pension Quinta Do Bom Despacho are the closest ones to Ponta Delgada-João Paulo II.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Ponta Delgada are Hotel Talisman, Rural Hotel Quinta Da Abelheira and Hotel Grand Açores Atlântico.

The best hotels with a pool in Ponta Delgada are Hotel Grand Açores Atlântico, Rural Hotel Quinta Da Abelheira and Hotel Sao Miguel Park.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Ponta Delgada are Hotel Grand Açores Atlântico, Rural Hotel Quinta Da Abelheira and Hotel Talisman.

In Ponta Delgada, Hotel Grand Açores Atlântico, Hotel Talisman and Aparthotel Barracuda offer 24-hour front desk service.