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Ponta Delgada, Azores

The Azores are made up of nine islands that belong to Portugal and are located in the North Atlantic Ocean, about 800 miles off its coast. The most important city is Ponta Delgada, located on the island of São Miguel. Make sure you try the pineapple, called the 'King of Fruits' and 'Fruit of Kings'. It's simply delicious.

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Ponta Delgada, Azores

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Ponta Delgada and the rest of the Azores are idyllic islands that make the most of their locale. Take the time to explore the beautiful culture and history of the islands and their proud inhabitants.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Visit a pineapple plantation, see the vast greenhouses and learn about the complete process of cultivating and marketing the fruit.
  • Explore the old Portuguese town, Ribeira Grande, noted for being the largest and oldest city on the north coast.
  • Visit one of the most interesting natural phenomena of the Azores, the hot springs, composed of 23 mineral springs spewing hot water in a sulphur-laden atmosphere.
  • Marvel at the view of Fire Lake from the summit of Pico da Barrosa Mountain, said to be the most beautiful on the island.
  • Explore the centre of the extinct crater, Sete Cidades, 579 metres (1,900 feet) above sea level. From the edge of the crater, which is 13 kilometres (8 miles) in circumference, there is a magnificent view of the two lakes at the bottom.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

The Azores are renowned for their fresh fish and seafood. You'll find it almost everywhere, prepared simply and deliciously.

Local Currency

The euro (EUR) is the official currency of Portugal. Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.

Weather in Ponta Delgada, Azores


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 62.6° 17°
Average Low 52.9° 11.61°
Mean Temperature 58° 14.44°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 5.2 in 13.21 cm

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