"The lovely capital of the Azores." Top 5 Page for this destination Ponta Delgada by cachaseiro

Ponta Delgada Travel Guide: 168 reviews and 501 photos

Ponta Delgada is the capital of the Azores but it's not big at all and is a very laid back town with just over 20 000 inhabitants.
It has the biggest harbour of the islands aswell as a univeristy and a fair number of hotels that gives it a bit of international feel, but tourism is still smalæl here and it's the kinda place you want to visit if you like a place that has not become one big tourist circus yet.

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  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Claus, great to read your tips. We look forward to our visit to Ponta Delgada tomorrow. See you soon.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Hopefully will get there one day! Would love to see the whales and dolphins. Did a dolphin trip when last in Gibraltar but not sight of any dolphins!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Certainly a most appealing destination and the weather is not too hot :-)

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Those Portugese pavements with patterns in black and white are for sure pretty! Going on a whale watching tour sounds great. I hope to go on one next year, not in the Azores but in Ecuador. The Azores is on my wish list though, so one day I will visit.

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2010 at 12:34 AM

    Have lots of good memories about Ponta Delgada. Did you see any whales ? Just curious. Casa Marisca seems a very nice place to eat delicious local seafood. Btw, I see you are touring the world, lucky boy :) How it's going? Take care and have fun!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Excellent page. The fortress, historic square, and the whale watching looks wonderful. It must be torture for the prisoners to have a fabulous view. Wonder if they are able to see anything.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Claus, fantastic little page about this gem of the Azores. I especially like the photo of the fishing harbour.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    An interesting place, Whalewatching would be my favorite thing there !


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