Guidebook for

Milly
Guidebook for

Parks & Nature

This trail begins and ends in the town of Furnas and takes around 3h to complete. You can park your car at the beginning of the trail. (Small parking lot) (Circular trail/Easy/9.5km) Lagoa das Furnas is one of my favourites and it hits all the highlights of Furnas. I would recommend Hiking in the morning and by lunch time head over to ¨Terra Nostra Hot Springs¨ to relax those aching muscles and feet. Bring a picnic with you. You can leave it in the car and once you're done your hike, grab all your swim gear, towels and walk to Terra Nostra. It´s walking distance. Perfect full day trip :)
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Furnas Lake
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This trail begins and ends in the town of Furnas and takes around 3h to complete. You can park your car at the beginning of the trail. (Small parking lot) (Circular trail/Easy/9.5km) Lagoa das Furnas is one of my favourites and it hits all the highlights of Furnas. I would recommend Hiking in the morning and by lunch time head over to ¨Terra Nostra Hot Springs¨ to relax those aching muscles and feet. Bring a picnic with you. You can leave it in the car and once you're done your hike, grab all your swim gear, towels and walk to Terra Nostra. It´s walking distance. Perfect full day trip :)

Essentials

SOL MAR is less then a five minute drive up the street from our home. It will have all your necessities. Once you checkin, we will provide you with a map of the island and mark the nearest grocery stores.
SOL*MAR
SOL MAR is less then a five minute drive up the street from our home. It will have all your necessities. Once you checkin, we will provide you with a map of the island and mark the nearest grocery stores.
When heading the opposite way to the west side of the island, this grocery store is on the way. Perfect for a stop to pack some extra drinks, snacks, etc. There is also a small restaurant inside with yummy soups and sandwiches.
Agriloja
When heading the opposite way to the west side of the island, this grocery store is on the way. Perfect for a stop to pack some extra drinks, snacks, etc. There is also a small restaurant inside with yummy soups and sandwiches.
Salao Glamour (Hair & Nail Salon) Wonderful salon if you are looking for a fresh cut or a manicure & pedicure. The owner Liliana speaks, Portuguese, English and French. It´s a 10 minute drive away and located in the city centre of Ribiera Grand. Hands down the best place for a GOOD hair cut!!! Address: 1a travessa conde Jacome Correia 2a. Ribiera Grand Telephone: 297 474590
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Ribeira Grande
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Salao Glamour (Hair & Nail Salon) Wonderful salon if you are looking for a fresh cut or a manicure & pedicure. The owner Liliana speaks, Portuguese, English and French. It´s a 10 minute drive away and located in the city centre of Ribiera Grand. Hands down the best place for a GOOD hair cut!!! Address: 1a travessa conde Jacome Correia 2a. Ribiera Grand Telephone: 297 474590

Getting Around

Hertz Airport - I have noticed that all rental car providers are almost the same price, difference by a few dollars. Hertz is reliable and from past experiences with my guests, they seem to be the best company. I highly suggest to rent a car while exploring the island. I find it is much easier to get around. The streets are built beautifully which allows all tourists to commute safely. TIP: Some hidden gems on the island are only accessible by car ;)
Hertz Aluguer De Autos Ponta Delgada
Hertz Airport - I have noticed that all rental car providers are almost the same price, difference by a few dollars. Hertz is reliable and from past experiences with my guests, they seem to be the best company. I highly suggest to rent a car while exploring the island. I find it is much easier to get around. The streets are built beautifully which allows all tourists to commute safely. TIP: Some hidden gems on the island are only accessible by car ;)

Shopping

Inside our main house I have a small display of beautiful handmade dresses, I have been designing comfortable beach wear for the past 5 years. Handmade Soup 100% Natural Facial . Body . Hair Vegan and not tested on animals. Ingredients: Rain water, coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, essential oil for sent. Here you will find many cute and perfect gifts for friends and family back home.
Quinta de Dona Lourdes
Inside our main house I have a small display of beautiful handmade dresses, I have been designing comfortable beach wear for the past 5 years. Handmade Soup 100% Natural Facial . Body . Hair Vegan and not tested on animals. Ingredients: Rain water, coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, essential oil for sent. Here you will find many cute and perfect gifts for friends and family back home.
There is only one shopping centre on the island of Sao Miguel. It´s Park Atlantic and it´s in the capital Ponta Delgada. About a 15 minute drive from our home. Here you will find stores such as; Zara, Poll&Bear, Body Shop, bathing suit stores and a much larger grocery store. If you are looking for gluten free, almond, coconut, soy milk and organic food, you will have better luck here.
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Parque Atlantico
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There is only one shopping centre on the island of Sao Miguel. It´s Park Atlantic and it´s in the capital Ponta Delgada. About a 15 minute drive from our home. Here you will find stores such as; Zara, Poll&Bear, Body Shop, bathing suit stores and a much larger grocery store. If you are looking for gluten free, almond, coconut, soy milk and organic food, you will have better luck here.

Sightseeing

A Must when visiting Sao Miguel. Just before arriving you will find. The abandoned hotel, make your way to the very rooftop and enjoy the best view of both lakes.
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Lagoa das Sete Cidades
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A Must when visiting Sao Miguel. Just before arriving you will find. The abandoned hotel, make your way to the very rooftop and enjoy the best view of both lakes.

Arts & Culture

Porto Formoso Tea Factory A Must when visiting Sao Miguel. There is a hiking trail that takes you through the plantation. Although visiting by car is also an option. Great experience and part of the Azorean Culture. Enjoy a cup of tea while learning the process of our local delicious tea.
Porto Formoso
Porto Formoso Tea Factory A Must when visiting Sao Miguel. There is a hiking trail that takes you through the plantation. Although visiting by car is also an option. Great experience and part of the Azorean Culture. Enjoy a cup of tea while learning the process of our local delicious tea.

Everything Else

I usually have a calendar of all the local activities of the month displayed in our hallway. From Portuguese lessons, cultural parades, festivals, dance lessons, cooking lessons, paragliding, everything of interest and if you don't see it just ask us and I am sure we can arrange it for you. We are very active family, we are always up and ready to explore and be a part of our island.
Rabo de Peixe
I usually have a calendar of all the local activities of the month displayed in our hallway. From Portuguese lessons, cultural parades, festivals, dance lessons, cooking lessons, paragliding, everything of interest and if you don't see it just ask us and I am sure we can arrange it for you. We are very active family, we are always up and ready to explore and be a part of our island.