São Miguel Island: 10 reasons to visit Ponta Delgada


Hello my dear friends, this is the last post from São Miguel. I would like to present ten reasons why it is worth coming to Ponta Delgada:

  1. To see its gorgeous architecture:


2. To see the ocean, maybe take a whale-watching boat tour:


3. To see these geometric street pavements:




4. To try their excellent coffee or tea and local pastries, like pastel de nata:IMG_9514

5. To buy a bouquet of flowers:IMG_9527


6. To see the statue of the Archangel Michael in front of the city hall, the patron of the island.


7. To walk safely on its narrow streets, knowing that you are well protected:IMG_9562

8. To visit the pineapple plantation, located within the city limits:



9. To see these incredible trees, originally from Australia – metrosiderus tomentosa tree. Ponta Delgada has several incredible botanical gardens.



10. To try local cuisine in their amazing restaurants; always start with a soup:



I recommend the restaurant TASCA. It is very busy in the evening, all tables are usually reserved, especially on the weekend.


Ten reasons to visit Ponta Delgada is not enough. It is an amazing city located on an incredible island. It is worth coming here and exploring not only this place but also the remaining islands belonging to the Azores archipelago. Thank you Alda for inspiring me to come here and thank you all my readers for travelling with me on this blog and THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS.

Viva Os Açores!


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  1. Katika
    March 19, 2017 at 10:08 am — Reply

    It definetlty is a place that you have inspired me to visit. Gorgeous pictures.

    • March 19, 2017 at 11:39 am — Reply

      Thank you Katika. The island is not expensive and has a lot to offer. Excellent destination all year long.

  2. Angie
    March 19, 2017 at 11:10 am — Reply

    You’re welcome Joanna! But to really thank me, you should have taken me with you LOL! Can’t wait to see you! xox

  3. Simone Radman
    March 19, 2017 at 6:55 pm — Reply

    Lovely pictures! It looks like wonderful trip. So glad to be able to follow your travels from my desk. Safe trip home!
    Hope to see you soon …..

    • March 19, 2017 at 8:06 pm — Reply

      Thank you Simone. It is nice to hear from you.

  4. Sheena
    March 20, 2017 at 6:50 pm — Reply

    I really like following you on your blog to the exotic places in the world!!!

    • March 21, 2017 at 6:57 pm — Reply

      Thank you my sweet Sheena!

  5. Bozena Stoch
    March 21, 2017 at 8:15 pm — Reply


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