Useful information for guests staying in Ponta Delgada


Our guests staying in Ponta Delgada will find the following information useful. Just click on the links below to download.

Santo Cristo Festival


On the fifth week after Easter (starting Friday to the following Thursday) thousands of immigrants return each year to the Azorean islands – especially São Miguel. They celebrate the second biggest religious festival in Portugal – Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres bringing together tourists, local people and immigrants alike. Buildings and streets are beautifully decorated with lights and flowers.

There are philharmonic bands, carousels, street food vendors and stalls selling a wide variety of goods. A main procession takes place on the fifth Sunday after Easter during which the image of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres is carried. More information about the festival can be found here


What to do on rainy days in Ponta Delgada
Sao Miguel Island Walking Trails
The Pineapple Route
The Thermal Route
Some of the following thermal pools and hot springs are included in our land tours (Furnas and Lagoa do Fogo/Caldeira Velha).

Rota Termal

The Tea Route
A visit to the Gorreana Tea Factory is included in our full day land tour to Furnas.

Rota do Chá 

Map of São Miguel Island