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Location: Angra do Heroísmo

Day 1 - 1 Aug 2019

Lajes International Airport

Angra do Heroísmo, Lajes International Airport
Angra do Heroísmo, Lajes International Airport

Content: Starting our trip we took a 8hr United Airlines Flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Lajes International Airport. Small nice looking airport with snacks and coffee shops.

Terceira Mar Hotel

Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Mar Hotel
Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Mar Hotel

Content: With a 30min drive from airport we checked-in to a hotel. The hotel was sea facing, the view were amazing and staff was very helpful.

Biscoitos

Angra do Heroísmo, Biscoitos
Angra do Heroísmo, Biscoitos
Angra do Heroísmo, Biscoitos

Content: After breakfast. With a 20min drive we reached Biscoitos, which produces fortifies vines.

Quatros Ribeiras

Angra do Heroísmo, Quatros Ribeiras
Angra do Heroísmo, Quatros Ribeiras

Content: Spending some hours in Biscoitos , we took a 30min drive to Quatros Ribeiras which has lava rocks and natural pool.

Lajes

Angra do Heroísmo, Lajes

Content: It is a best military base of Portuguese air force base, where defence jets fly and some chartered Flights are scheduled.

São Sebastian

Angra do Heroísmo, São Sebastian
Angra do Heroísmo, São Sebastian
Angra do Heroísmo, São Sebastian

Content: São Sebastian is also known as fortress of the Old Tower. The place has nothing like a wow factor in it.

Terceira Mar Hotel

Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Mar Hotel
Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Mar Hotel

Content: Returned back to hotel and had dinner in hotel itself, food was very delicious loved the service.

Location: Angra do Heroísmo

Day 2 - 2 Aug 2019

Monte Brasil

Angra do Heroísmo, Monte Brasil
Angra do Heroísmo, Monte Brasil
Angra do Heroísmo, Monte Brasil

Content: Started hiking towards monte brasil which is tuff volcano which connects the south coast of Terceira in the central Azores. surrounded by beautiful, incredible, exotic plants and trees.Great place with a great view for a picnic.

Monte Brasil

Angra do Heroísmo, Monte Brasil
Angra do Heroísmo, Monte Brasil
Angra do Heroísmo, Monte Brasil

Content: We had packed food for our dinner which we had in evening and headed back to our hotel after a sunset.

Location: Terceira Island

Day 3 - 3 Aug 2019

Terceira Island

Terceira Island, Terceira Island
Terceira Island, Terceira Island
Terceira Island, Terceira Island

Content: Had breakfast and took a short 20min drive to Terceira Island from our hotel. Terceira Island is volcanic island. Great for scuba and other activities.

Location: Pico Island

Day 3 - 3 Aug 2019

Pico Airport

Pico Island, Pico Airport

Content: Took a 1hr Azores Airlines flight from Lajes International Airport to Pico Airport, fantastic airport with great view to Pico mountain.

Prainha

Pico Island, Prainha
Pico Island, Prainha
Pico Island, Prainha

Content: With a 30min drive we reached our final destination which is Prainha village.

Location: Prainha

Day 3 - 3 Aug 2019

Prainha Clube

Prainha, Prainha Clube
Prainha, Prainha Clube

Content: Checked-in to a hotel, Location was great walking distance to beach. Clean rooms but some facility needs to be updated.

Prainha Clube

Prainha, Prainha Clube

Content: After swimming at the pool we had lunch at the pool side restaurant, food is good the lift denotes the status of restaurant if its working the restaurant is open.

Prainha Beach

Prainha, Prainha Beach
Prainha, Prainha Beach
Prainha, Prainha Beach

Content: Went for a walk at the nearby beach which was connected with hotel and had drinks on beach watching sunset. A evening well spent.

Location: Prainha

Day 4 - 4 Aug 2019

Lagoa da Rosada

Prainha, Lagoa da Rosada
Prainha, Lagoa da Rosada
Prainha, Lagoa da Rosada

Content: The pickup car was late so we planned for Lagoa da Rosada instead of whale watch. Lagoa da Rosada is a volcanic lake which can be seen from road. Watched wild Horses amazing view. Foggy weather can affect the view.

Lagoa do Capitão

Prainha, Lagoa do Capitão
Prainha, Lagoa do Capitão

Content: Taking a 30min drive from Lagoa da Rosada, we reached Lagoa do Capitão, small simple pond with native flora. It offers pure nature in the mountains.

Museum of vine

Prainha, Museum of vine
Prainha, Museum of vine

Content: Had a short ride to Museum of vine located in Madalena. The museum offers small vine tour in the premises. Place which provides lots of information on vine.

Caniço

Prainha, Caniço

Content: Returning back to our accommodation we stopped for a dinner good view, mind blowing taste with good portion.

Location: Prainha

Day 5 - 5 Aug 2019

Museu dos Baleeiros

Prainha, Museu dos Baleeiros
Prainha, Museu dos Baleeiros

Content: After breakfast we took a boat ride to Museu dos Baleeirosn which is also known as museum of whalers. A well organised and small museum.

whale-watching tour

Prainha, whale-watching tour
Prainha, whale-watching tour
Prainha, whale-watching tour

Content: After watching museum we headed towards north island, we saw 2 sperm Whales and lots of different Dolphins. Watching documentary at museum encourages to watch Whales.

Agriturismo

Prainha, Agriturismo
Prainha, Agriturismo
Prainha, Agriturismo

Content: Headed towards Agriturismo which is basically a farmhouse, we were invited here for lunch by other members who explored Whale watching tour with us. The food was cooked by the locals and was awesome, personally we loved the smoky flavour. We spent our rest of the day with them.

Location: Prainha

Day 6 - 6 Aug 2019

Mount Pico

Prainha, Mount Pico
Prainha, Mount Pico
Prainha, Mount Pico

Content: Starting our hiking towards Mount Pico which is a Stratovolcano located on Pico island. The view from top is spectacular, unforgettable experience.

Tasca "O Petisca

Prainha, Tasca "O Petisca

Content: We were very hungry after hiking, so we visited Tasca "O Petisca for lunch, we ordered white sangria and Atlantic salad must try.

Gruta das Torres

Prainha, Gruta das Torres
Prainha, Gruta das Torres
Prainha, Gruta das Torres

Content: With a 10min drive we reached Gruta das Torres Madalena known as Lava Cave and largest lava tube, the caves can only visited with guided tour, check before proceeding.

Vineyard Culture Interpretation Centre

Prainha, Vineyard Culture Interpretation Centre

Content: Visited Vineyard Culture Interpretation Centre known as CIPCVIP, it is a exhibition which introduces to Vineyard Culture in Pico.

Location: São Miguel

Day 7 - 7 Aug 2019

João Paulo II Airport

São Miguel, João Paulo II Airport
São Miguel, João Paulo II Airport

Content: We flew for 1hr To São Miguel Island known for akes, beaches, land, century-old architecture, majestic scenery. small airport and easy to transit.

Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA

São Miguel, Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA
São Miguel, Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA

Content: Checked-in to hotel, which was 30min far from airport, location was far from noise only nature and waves sound were there.The staff was very helpful and kind.

Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA

São Miguel, Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA
São Miguel, Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA
São Miguel, Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA

Content: Went for a dinner at the resort itself, after exploring the place. The restaurant was good we had Beef and Champagne.

Location: São Miguel

Day 8 - 8 Aug 2019

Ponta da Ferraria

São Miguel, Ponta da Ferraria
São Miguel, Ponta da Ferraria
São Miguel, Ponta da Ferraria

Content: Had breakfast which was amazing but was not included in the amount, we had to pay extra. Later on we took a 1hr drive and reached Ponta da Ferraria which is a natural hot spring and a tourist attraction, where we had swimming . The views were worth, without even swimming.

Sete Cidades

São Miguel, Sete Cidades
São Miguel, Sete Cidades

Content: Taking a 20min drive we reached Sete Cidades which is a massive volcanic crater, walked along crater and one cannot flip his eye once watching this.

Visto do Rei

São Miguel, Visto do Rei
São Miguel, Visto do Rei
São Miguel, Visto do Rei

Content: A place worth watching blue lake and green lake together in one shot.

Miradouro do Cerrado das Freiras

São Miguel, Miradouro do Cerrado das Freiras
São Miguel, Miradouro do Cerrado das Freiras
São Miguel, Miradouro do Cerrado das Freiras

Content: Headed further for taking more views of Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde. The view never satisfies.

Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA

São Miguel, Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA
São Miguel, Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA

Content: A day full of fun, later at night we had dinner at the hotel itself. Non-veg is recommended don't go for vegetarian.

Location: São Miguel

Day 9 - 9 Aug 2019

Lagoa do Fogo

São Miguel, Lagoa do Fogo
São Miguel, Lagoa do Fogo
São Miguel, Lagoa do Fogo

Content: Waked up late so started hiking early afternoon to Lagoa do Fogo, a lake within an extinct volcano crater, smell of flora on the way.

Gorreana

São Miguel, Gorreana
São Miguel, Gorreana
São Miguel, Gorreana

Content: Later that evening , we visited Gorreana which are tea manufacturers. The tea plantation is worth watching here. They produce Black tea and Green tea.

Restaurante da Associação Agrícola de São Miguel

São Miguel, Restaurante da Associação Agrícola de São Miguel
São Miguel, Restaurante da Associação Agrícola de São Miguel
São Miguel, Restaurante da Associação Agrícola de São Miguel

Content: Had amazing cooked meat for Dinner, and steaks were also very delicious, nice ambiance. Need to book before arriving.

Location: São Miguel

Day 10 - 10 Aug 2019

João Paulo II Airport

São Miguel, João Paulo II Airport

Content: We left early and took a short drive to João Paulo II Airport, from were we took a 20hr Air Portugal flight to Newark Liberty International Airport, which was end of our trip leaving Portugal behind. The flight was smooth and staff was very much dedicated towards there work.