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Location: Madalena

Day 1 - 6 Mar 2021

Pico Island

Madalena, Pico Island
Madalena, Pico Island

Content: Our first stop was the beautiful Pico island. We arrived in the morning to enjoy the full day. The view from the airplane was already amazing.

Villa Da Madalena

Madalena, Villa Da Madalena
Madalena, Villa Da Madalena

Content: We stayed in this Bed and Breakfast owned by a lovely lady. The view and the hospitality were amazing!

Pico Mountain Azores - Turismo De Aventura - Unipessoal Lda.

Madalena, Pico Mountain Azores - Turismo De Aventura - Unipessoal Lda.
Madalena, Pico Mountain Azores - Turismo De Aventura - Unipessoal Lda.

Content: We went to lunch to get energy. At 14h we started climbing the highest mountain in Portugal with support of a guide. The climb took 4-5h with some short breaks to rest, drink water and eat some snacks. It was quite hot at the sun in the beginning so we had to drink a lot of water.

Location: Ponta Delgada

Day 1 - 6 Mar 2021

Pico Mountain Azores - Turismo De Aventura - Unipessoal Lda.

Ponta Delgada, Pico Mountain Azores - Turismo De Aventura - Unipessoal Lda.
Ponta Delgada, Pico Mountain Azores - Turismo De Aventura - Unipessoal Lda.
Ponta Delgada, Pico Mountain Azores - Turismo De Aventura - Unipessoal Lda.
Ponta Delgada, Pico Mountain Azores - Turismo De Aventura - Unipessoal Lda.
Ponta Delgada, Pico Mountain Azores - Turismo De Aventura - Unipessoal Lda.
Ponta Delgada, Pico Mountain Azores - Turismo De Aventura - Unipessoal Lda.
Ponta Delgada, Pico Mountain Azores - Turismo De Aventura - Unipessoal Lda.

Content: We saw the sunset from the mountain top and it was the best feeling ever. The sunset it’s just out of this world… After the sunset we started our way down, and when we arrived, we went straight to bed to rest.

Location: Pico

Day 2 - 7 Mar 2021

Pico Island

Pico, Pico Island
Pico, Pico Island
Pico, Pico Island

Content: We started our morning with a walk around this beautiful island.

Location: Bandeiras

Day 2 - 7 Mar 2021

Azores Wine Company | Vinhos dos Açores

Bandeiras, Azores Wine Company | Vinhos dos Açores
Bandeiras, Azores Wine Company | Vinhos dos Açores
Bandeiras, Azores Wine Company | Vinhos dos Açores
Bandeiras, Azores Wine Company | Vinhos dos Açores

Content: After lunch we did a wine tasting. It was actually fun and we could learn about wines in Pico. This place was new, they made us a tour around wine house and fields. It was opening soon as an hotel as well!

Location: São Miguel

Day 2 - 7 Mar 2021

São Miguel

São Miguel, São Miguel

Content: Afterwards, we caught a flight to change islands. The next destination was São Miguel island. We rented a car, you can find really cheap rentals in Ilha Verde.

Aqua - Pópulo Eco Village

São Miguel, Aqua - Pópulo Eco Village
São Miguel, Aqua - Pópulo Eco Village

Content: When going to Azores we always stay in this amazing apartments! Célia is the owner and she is super helpful. The breakfast is amazing and they bring to your apartment/ room. The apartment was super modern and big, with really nice bedrooms and bathrooms. It gets better with the pool and jacuzzi (you can use the jacuzzi all year round) at the rooftop!

A Tasca

São Miguel, A Tasca
São Miguel, A Tasca
São Miguel, A Tasca

Content: We went for a “tapas style” dinner, really good to share with friends at “A Tasca”. The food was great (we even start eating before taking pictures ahaha) and cheap!

Ponta Delgada

São Miguel, Ponta Delgada
São Miguel, Ponta Delgada
São Miguel, Ponta Delgada
São Miguel, Ponta Delgada

Content: After dinner we went for a walk in the beautiful city center of São Miguel, to finish the day!

Location: São Miguel

Day 3 - 8 Mar 2021

São Miguel

São Miguel, São Miguel
São Miguel, São Miguel
São Miguel, São Miguel

Content: We started the morning driving around and we were stopped by several cows on the road 😂 But also found a beautiful rainbow 🌈

Location: Salto do Prego

Day 3 - 8 Mar 2021

Cascata do Salto do Prego

Salto do Prego, Cascata do Salto do Prego
Salto do Prego, Cascata do Salto do Prego

Content: We decided to do one of the most beautiful hikes to find an amazing waterfall. It takes around 2h and has a medium difficulty level (you can find all info on trails on trails.visitazores.com)

Location: Água de Pau

Day 3 - 8 Mar 2021

Bar Caloura

Água de Pau, Bar Caloura
Água de Pau, Bar Caloura
Água de Pau, Bar Caloura

Content: For lunch we chose this amazing place with sea view. You can get the famous lapas, cheese with pimenta da terra and several types of fresh fish! Really good food to try.

Location: Ponta Delgada

Day 3 - 8 Mar 2021

Plantação Ananases A Arruda

Ponta Delgada, Plantação Ananases A Arruda
Ponta Delgada, Plantação Ananases A Arruda
Ponta Delgada, Plantação Ananases A Arruda

Content: Afterwards we went to the typical pineapple plantation! You can get a really nice jam and it’s a cute gift to bring to your friends/ family.

Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada

Content: We were lucky to see this amazing sunset 😍

Ta Gente

Ponta Delgada, Ta Gente
Ponta Delgada, Ta Gente

Content: We had dinner in this amazing place, with a really cool vibe. You can get good “tapas” to share with typical food and amazing desserts and cocktails!

Location: Furnas

Day 4 - 9 Mar 2021

Parque Terra Nostra

Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra
Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra
Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra
Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra
Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra

Content: We started our day with a visit to the Parque Terra Nostra since the weather was not really good. You need to pay a fee for entrance and then enjoy the termal waters!

Parque Terra Nostra

Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra
Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra
Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra
Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra
Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra

Content: The park itself is also really nice to go for a walk 🙂

Location: Ponta Delgada

Day 4 - 9 Mar 2021

Ponta da Ferraria

Ponta Delgada, Ponta da Ferraria
Ponta Delgada, Ponta da Ferraria
Ponta Delgada, Ponta da Ferraria
Ponta Delgada, Ponta da Ferraria
Ponta Delgada, Ponta da Ferraria

Content: Exploring the island is so much fun and you can find these cute little friends around! You can also swim in those natural pools when it’s good weather, which unfortunately was not the case.

Mosteiros Beach

Ponta Delgada, Mosteiros Beach
Ponta Delgada, Mosteiros Beach
Ponta Delgada, Mosteiros Beach
Ponta Delgada, Mosteiros Beach

Content: We went to the beach right next to the natural pools to see the rainbow and have some chill time looking at the beautiful view

Praia do Areal de Santa Bárbara

Ponta Delgada, Praia do Areal de Santa Bárbara
Ponta Delgada, Praia do Areal de Santa Bárbara
Ponta Delgada, Praia do Areal de Santa Bárbara
Ponta Delgada, Praia do Areal de Santa Bárbara
Ponta Delgada, Praia do Areal de Santa Bárbara
Ponta Delgada, Praia do Areal de Santa Bárbara

Content: I really like this beach, it’s so calm and has black sand. Nearby we found a cute place with several cows and we were lucky to have one more rainbow.

Piscinas Naturais "Caneiros"

Ponta Delgada, Piscinas Naturais "Caneiros"
Ponta Delgada, Piscinas Naturais "Caneiros"
Ponta Delgada, Piscinas Naturais "Caneiros"

Content: Beautiful sunset at the natural pools! One of the best views of the trip 😍

Location: Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Day 5 - 10 Mar 2021

Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa das Sete Cidades
Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa das Sete Cidades
Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa das Sete Cidades
Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa das Sete Cidades
Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Content: Go to the abandoned hotel Monte Palace to have the best view of the Lagoa das Sete Cidades. Sometimes it’s hard to see the lagoon because the weather can be foggy, but if you get the view, its sooo nice!

Miradouro da Boca do Inferno

Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Miradouro da Boca do Inferno
Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Miradouro da Boca do Inferno
Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Miradouro da Boca do Inferno
Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Miradouro da Boca do Inferno
Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Miradouro da Boca do Inferno

Content: You can also get a great view of the lagoon by doing a short trail until the Miradouro da Boca do Inferno.

Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa das Sete Cidades
Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa das Sete Cidades
Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Content: Near the small bridge splitting both lagoons you can find these cute ducks! Also a good restaurant to have lunch is “O Poejo”. The food is good, amazing desserts and the place is so cute.

Location: Lagoa do Canário

Day 5 - 10 Mar 2021

Lagoa do Canario

Lagoa do Canário , Lagoa do Canario
Lagoa do Canário , Lagoa do Canario
Lagoa do Canário , Lagoa do Canario

Content: This beautiful lagoon can be found nearby and you just need to do a short walk! I totally advise you to visit, and it’s near the Lagoa das Sete Cidades. The colors are amazing.

Location: Lagoa do Fogo

Day 5 - 10 Mar 2021

Lagoa do Fogo

Lagoa do Fogo, Lagoa do Fogo
Lagoa do Fogo, Lagoa do Fogo
Lagoa do Fogo, Lagoa do Fogo
Lagoa do Fogo, Lagoa do Fogo
Lagoa do Fogo, Lagoa do Fogo

Content: We continued sightseeing lagoons and the next one was Lagoa do Fogo, which I think it’s the harder to see in the winter due to the bad weather! A trick is to use the SpotAzores website, which shows real time footage of the lagoons and if it’s possible to see them.

Location: Água de Pau

Day 5 - 10 Mar 2021

Casa do Abel

Água de Pau, Casa do Abel
Água de Pau, Casa do Abel
Água de Pau, Casa do Abel

Content: For dinner we went to this amazing restaurant! All the food was amazing and the meat one of the bests I ever tried! After we went for a walk and found this cute church on top of the village.

Location: Furnas

Day 5 - 10 Mar 2021

Poça da Dona Beija

Furnas, Poça da Dona Beija
Furnas, Poça da Dona Beija
Furnas, Poça da Dona Beija
Furnas, Poça da Dona Beija
Furnas, Poça da Dona Beija

Content: We finished our day in the Poça da Dona Beija, which is open until 23pm. It’s a really cool spot with hot water!

Location: Ribeira Grande

Day 6 - 11 Mar 2021

Chá Gorreana

Ribeira Grande, Chá Gorreana
Ribeira Grande, Chá Gorreana
Ribeira Grande, Chá Gorreana
Ribeira Grande, Chá Gorreana

Content: Chá Gorreana is a typical place to visit. We did the trail around the plantation which takes around 1h30.

Location: Miradouro de Santa Iria

Day 6 - 11 Mar 2021

Miradouro de Santa Iria

Miradouro de Santa Iria, Miradouro de Santa Iria

Content: This is one of the most beautiful view points!

Location: Ribeira dos Caldeirões

Day 6 - 11 Mar 2021

Ribeira dos Caldeirões

Ribeira dos Caldeirões, Ribeira dos Caldeirões
Ribeira dos Caldeirões, Ribeira dos Caldeirões
Ribeira dos Caldeirões, Ribeira dos Caldeirões
Ribeira dos Caldeirões, Ribeira dos Caldeirões
Ribeira dos Caldeirões, Ribeira dos Caldeirões

Content: This is one of my favorite places of the trip! It’s a huge park and hotel with a lot of waterfalls. You can just stay there walking for hours and see the beautiful flowers and waterfalls.

Location: São Miguel

Day 6 - 11 Mar 2021

Quinta dos Sabores

São Miguel, Quinta dos Sabores
São Miguel, Quinta dos Sabores
São Miguel, Quinta dos Sabores
São Miguel, Quinta dos Sabores

Content: This is one of the best restaurants ever! You need to book in advance and keep in mind it can be a bit expensive. The menu is fixed and includes 5 courses. The food is delicious!!!

Location: Ponta Delgada

Day 7 - 12 Mar 2021

Salto do Cabrito

Ponta Delgada, Salto do Cabrito
Ponta Delgada, Salto do Cabrito
Ponta Delgada, Salto do Cabrito
Ponta Delgada, Salto do Cabrito

Content: Nice trail with some waterfalls and natural water fountains. One was drinkable and with sparkling water!

Louvre Michaelense Bar Bistro Mercearia

Ponta Delgada, Louvre Michaelense Bar Bistro Mercearia

Content: This is such a cute place to have brunch! The environment is so nice and food was really good

Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada

Content: A end of afternoon walk in Ponta Delgada is always a good idea! Look at the sky 😍

João Paulo II Airport

Ponta Delgada, João Paulo II Airport

Content: After some lovely days, it was time to go back home ☺️