Hotels in Ponta Delgada
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Ponta Delgada 151 yd from city centre
Located in the historical district of the city, close to places of cultural and ethnographic higher interest...
Casa Do Jardim
Ponta Delgada 279 yd from city centre
Hotel Casa do Jardim is located within an English-style botanical garden, on the ground floor of the last Palladian-style...
Ponta Delgada 520 yd from city centre
The hotel is located in the city of Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel in Archipelago of the Azores in Portugal....
Comfort Inn Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada 583 yd from city centre
Located near to the seafront promenade in the business and historical centre of Ponta Delgada, the capital of S. Miguel...
Sao Miguel Park
Ponta Delgada 656 yd from city centre
Ponta Delgada Airport is located 4 Km from the city of Ponta Delgada. To get to S. Miguel Park Hotel, please follow the signs...
Ponta Delgada 687 yd from city centre
This city hotel is located in the heart of Ponta Delgada. The location is ideal as it is in the historical centre of the...
Ponta Delgada 803 yd from city centre
Situated in the historical centre of the city of Ponta Delgada, near all the public services, this hotel is the ideal starting...
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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.