It is the largest island of the Archipelago of Azores. Hosting half of the population of the archipelago and 75% of the wealth produced, it offers a charming stay, full of variety and discoveries.
Ponta Delgada, the most important city, with its trade, its seafront promenade and its baroque churches are not to be missed.
Discover of the magnificent “view Vista do Rei” (view of the King – where King D. Carlos lunch during his visit to the archipelago in 1901), point from where you have a beautiful view over the lagoon of the Seven Cities! Halfway up the slope, it is possible to enjoy the narrowest part of the island (7 km) with its 290 cones of volcanoes that formed the island.
The Fire Lake is the wildest of the island and therefore its waters are to be printed in the memory of the trip.
Furnas Valley, rich in varieties of cold, warm and hot mineral waters (32 ), holds boilers that expel gas and sludge and dormant volcanoes.
The north-east, called the tenth island of the Azores, has a landscape of mountains and ravines that cannot be found in the rest of the island. Bananas, passion fruit, pineapples and guavas show how tropical the climate of this beautiful island is.