112. Ponta Delgada, Azores, São Miguel Portugal

Why Ponta Delgaga?

Ponta Delgada on San Miguel Islands in the Azores is a pretty amazing place. It’s like taking a stop in the Atlantic Ocean on your way to Europe from the U.S. I mean the flight from there to London is almost four hours! It’s an island with beautiful caves, landscape and a lot of things to do. And of course you can just not do anything as well.

Ponta Delgada Azores São Miguel, Portugal – Sperm Whale Art

Where

Ponta Delgada is the largest city in the Azores and on the island of São Miguel. It’s a region that is owned by the Portuguese. São Miguel island is one of nine that make up the Azores.

How To Get Here

By Ferry

Atlantico Line provides ferry service between the islands. Service to Ponta Delgada is seasonal due to its distance from the other islands and the trends.

By Train

No.

By Plane

The island is served by the Aeroporto de Ponta Delgada João Paulo II International Airport (PDL). Azore Airlines formerly SATA is the local carrier.

Ponta Delgada - Azores Sao Miguel, Portugal - azores airlines

Ponta Delgada – Azores Sao Miguel, Portugal – azores airlines

The following airlines serve the Aeroporto de Ponta Delgada João Paulo II International Airport (PDL):

Delta Airlines (DL), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Jetairfly (TB), NIKI (HG), Ryanair (FR), SATA Air Acores (SP), SATA International (S4) and TAP Portugal (TP).

By Bus

There are local buses on the island, plus a bus that takes you from the airport to the city.

By Car

You can rent a car once on the island. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. Note that the streets are very small, so ensure safe driving.

Ponta Delgada Azores Sao Miguel, Portugal

Ponta Delgada Azores São Miguel, Portugal

Where To Stay

You won’t find the larger hotels chains here. Just local flavors with island charms. Here’s one I found Thomas Hostel, but its not a hostel in the true sense of the word as its single rooms with ensuite toilets. You can find other hotels as well.

 

Ponta Delgada Azores São Miguel, Portugal – Thomas Hostel

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

As Ponta Delgaga is on an island, São Miguel, seafood is the norm here. Of course you can get other food types too. Pastry is everywhere.

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

From historic architecture to exceptional natural beauty, there is so much to see and do in Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Find things to do in the area of the Azores. In the city itself, you can visit the churches, the museums and also the University and the local market. The Azores are know for its pineapple, so make sure you sample one and also visit the plantation.
There are also a number of web cams you can check out as well.
Ponta Delgada Azores Sao Miguel, Portugal - Market

Ponta Delgada Azores São Miguel, Portugal – Market

 

Ponta, Delgada Azores Sao Miguel, Portugal - Church

Ponta, Delgada Azores São Miguel, Portugal – Church

 

Ponta Delgada Azores SaoMiguelPortugal - Jardim de Antero de Quental

Ponta Delgada Azores São Miguel Portugal – Jardim de Antero de Quental

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Check out some tours from Viator.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.

Additional Information

Language: Portuguese

Currency: Euro (EUR)

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Ponta Delgada Azores Sao Miguel - City Square

Ponta Delgada Azores São Miguel – City Square

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