The King of Cheeses

The King of Cheeses

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If you are visiting the Mercado da Graça or if you wish to buy souvenirs of regional products, the King of Cheeses is a mandatory stop. You can enter through the Graça Market or Market Street. As its name indicates, its specialty are the Azorean Cheeses, but also it finds a great variety of

The best “Bolos Lêvedos” at Ponta Delgada

The best “Bolos Lêvedos” at Ponta Delgada

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At breakfast or at snack, make sure you taste the “Bolo Levedo”. It is a slightly sweet and very soft bread, and the fresher the better. Although their revenue does not have many secrets, they are made almost exclusively in Furnas, or by people from Furnas. According to tradition, they

The famous Furnas Stew

The famous Furnas Stew

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The Furnas Stew is the most characteristic meal of the gastronomy of the island of São Miguel. Visiting São Miguel and not eating the stew of Furnas is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope. The main ingredients are basically the same as the Portuguese Stew, with local meats and sausages, but

Terra Nostra Park – Furnas

Terra Nostra Park – Furnas

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In Furnas it is worth visiting the Terra Nostra Park of the Hotel of the same name, but if you have enough time to spend a few hours there, such as a morning or an afternoon. I recommend eating the stew in the hotel restaurant, and after lunch, stroll through the botanical garden while digesting

Restaurant Bar Caloura

Restaurant Bar Caloura

The restaurant called “Bar Caloura” is an authentic 2 in 1, an excellent restaurant of fresh fish, which offers a beautiful landscape in front of the sea, in the summer resort of Caloura. If it’s dinner, you should go early so you can enjoy the scenery while you dine. The

Vila Franca Islet

Vila Franca Islet

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In summer, it is obligatory to go and take a bath in the islet of Vila Franca. The islet has an excellent inner bay for bathing. Bathing in the middle of the ocean, and enjoying the landscape of the islet and Vila Franca coast, is a unique experience. It is advisable to take a diving mask, to enjoy

Magic Hot Springs – Poça Dona Beija – Furnas

Magic Hot Springs – Poça Dona Beija – Furnas

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The Furnas have many charms, but one of them is to take a hot bath in the Pool of Dona Beija or in the pool of Terra Nostra Park. When the weather is bizarre, overcast or even raining, it is very pleasant to bathe in the hot water and enjoy the scenery, the verdant nature that surrounds the pool

A Tasca Restaurant

A Tasca Restaurant

If you’re on vacations in São Miguel, book a table at the restaurant “A Tasca”, located in the center of Ponta Delgada. As it is always full, it is necessary to book for dinner. At lunch, they don’t accept reservations, so if you want to have lunch you must go early to find a spot. For dinner, book

Associação Agrícola’s steak

Associação Agrícola’s steak

Immediately after the Furnas stew, comes the Associação Agrícola’s steak, located in the Santana area in Ribeira Grande. In addition to the quality of the steak, it is worth visiting Associação Agrícola, due to their new and modern facilities, the service, the variety of steaks and other dishes and

Galego’s Steak

Galego’s Steak

If you are in Ponta Delgada and craving for a good steak, O Galego is the best option, located on the marginal avenue, towards São Roque, about 100 meters before Cais 20. It’s not as famous as the Associação Agrícola steak, but in terms of quality and flavor, it’s not far behind, plus the price is

Restaurant Cais 20

Restaurant Cais 20

At the end of the marginal avenue, in front of São Roque’s islet, there’s Cais 20 Restaurant, a must-go place for dining in Ponta Delgada. It’s a great choice for dining with friends, as it has plenty of space and long tables. The specialties are snacks and seafood, including grilled limpets and