Destinations / Portugal / Azores / Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada is a charming port city located in the south-east of Sao Miguel the largest island of the Azores and appropriately nicknamed the ’’Green Island’’. The city is small and vibrant and steeped in history and culture.
There’s plenty to see and do in Porta Delgada where you can visit with old churches, a 16th-century fort, a museum documenting the Azores’ natural history or chill out and relax on the beach. At the harbour, you can embark on a mini-expedition to catch sight of the whales and dolphins that gather in the archipelago’s waters.
Ponta Delgada is the ideal base to discover the Island and the stunning landscapes of Sao Miguel. The protected landscape of the Sete Cidades Lake – one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, it showcases the Green and Blue lakes, which according to legend, were formed from the tears of a shepherd and princess who shared a forbidden love.
For adventurer’s Porta Delgada is also an ideal base for exploring the Island with plenty of activities such as trekking, boating and kayaking, surfing, paragliding, and diving.