"The second biggest town of Sao Miguel island." Ribeira Grande by cachaseiro

Ribeira Grande Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 13 photos

Ribeira Grande is the second biggest town of Sao Miguel island and somehow a little in the shadow of it´s big neighbour, but it´s a very pleasant town with a real pretty town center and some interesting sights.
So even if you are staying in Ponta elgada then you should make sure to go up to Ribeira Grande at least for a day.

Ribeira Grande is located on the northern shores of Sao Miguel island and the name means big canyon due to the canyon that runs right through the center of town and gives it it´s spectacular town center.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Stunning town center.
  • Cons:Not so many places to stay overnight there.
  • In a nutshell:Very scenic place that you should make sure to visit.
  • Intro Written Oct 8, 2011
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