Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Ponta Delgada

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Ponta Delgada

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  • FredDeMan
    Volgograd, Russia46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There isn't a whole lot to see here. Basically it's a walk through several greenhouses showing the stages of pineapple growth. We piggybacked on a bus tour guide which was much better than wandering around alone.
    There's a nice cafeteria selling everything pineapple flavoured. The pineapple gelato is especially nice.
    It's definitely true that these pineapples are better than the more common Hawaian style ones.
    Written 5 March 2024
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  • Kezzar
    Peterborough, UK32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The drive to the thermal pools is not for the faint hearted! Part of the way is a dirt track and we worried our little car wouldn’t make it. If possible go the long route round! The chicane travelling to the beach and back up is also pretty scary but it is worth it. We went at 10am and at first there were very few people, but when we left at 11am it was getting busy. The sea is so cold you can hardly believe it will be warm, but it was like a hot bath, even too hot in some spots! The ladder down is steep but short. I would advise beach shoes but plenty didn’t use them. Hold onto the rope once you’re inside as it can get quite choppy, but what an amazing experience! There are changing rooms next to the car park - we will definitely go back!
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • Andydjp
    Stotfold, UK638 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gardens are a short walk up hill from the main town centre and cost five euro each to enter. The gardens are very nice and have many paths winding around the gardens. There is also a small chapel hidden away and also a cafe. We had a nice stroll around for an hour or so, worth a visit.
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • spuddigger2017
    Hinckley, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic afternoon at Quinta Do Agriculur. Our guide, Victor, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He made my wife and I feel very welcome and made this visit one of the highlights of our stay in Ponta Delgada. You can see the animals at this farm are super well cared for. The farm is set out superbly to make this a great experience for adults and children alike. Victor gave us a great insight into the history of the islands and educated us well on all aspects of the farm. We got to milk a cow and to taste the raw milk. Lovely!! An overall excellent experience. Great value for money. This is a must do whilst on Sao Miguel.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York3,873 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The exterior is rather unremarkable, but the inside is exquisite. I think the interior is the most beautiful in Ponta Delgada.
    Written 19 September 2023
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  • Life2Travel
    Charlotte, NC1,625 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gates are a lovely entrance to the pedestrian area of downtown. The contrast of the white and black is stunning and makes for a popular photo stop. I hear they are lit up at night but I didn’t get to see them since we were only in port for the day.
    Written 6 May 2024
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  • Lori B
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good information on volcanic activities and how this site became a go-to destination for Sao Miguel. Very close to the city of Ponta Delgada. There are 2 tours, one very easy and the second is longer and more challenging. No walk-ins so book in advance
    Written 10 March 2024
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  • Life2Travel
    Charlotte, NC1,625 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful church inside and out in the pedestrian area of Ponta Delgado. The contrast of the black and white is stunning and unusual to see. There are benches with trees and flowers around the church and a great area to enjoy a drink and people watch as we did.
    Written 6 May 2024
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  • Lizzie0909
    Munlochy, UK3,302 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came here as part of our trip around the island. It was a private trip, not one from our cruise ship.
    Lovely to hear that it’s one of the oldest pineapple plantations and that it takes about 8 months to grow the pineapples. Also fascinating to hear that they smoke the growing pineapples to kickstart the growing.

    It’s free! What’s not to like. Nice shop selling “Pineapple “ related items.
    Recommended.
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • Christine C
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fantastic place, staff are knowledgeable and more than happy to give you more information or just show you around. The entire experience is built upon the level of interest you show and nothing was too much trouble. Absolutely a must do, doesn’t take long but lots of really interesting history to learn about!
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • ET76
    96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a nice surprise during our visit. There was an orchestra and choir rehearsing. It was truly spectacular, and brought me to tears.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • supergirlieque
    Providence, RI71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best way I can describe this park is that it's like a campground without the camping. It's a huge forest area with lots of trails and cleared out areas with tables and grill pits. Come early to claim an area for your family and spend the day. You take turns using the grills with the other park visitors. There are bathrooms, but bring your own toilet paper, soap, and paper towels. Relatively hilly terrain, but it's well-trodden. We had a toddler in a stroller and it was pretty easy to wheel him in and out, but it looked like there were area we didn't go that were more difficult. Overall a great way to spend a day!
    Written 18 July 2021
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  • Jo K
    Worcester, UK8,802 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We got to drive in a jeep around the top. A unique experience with greenzone tours. Great half day tour with Eddie. We stopped at the historic aqua duct on the way up too.
    Written 10 April 2023
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York3,873 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This fort contains an interesting military museum. You can explore the upper part of the fort to see the guns and admire the lovely views.
    Written 19 September 2023
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  • schwach3
    North Pekin, IL22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The fortress houses very informative military items in a timeline fashion. You can spend a lot of time reading everything or just look at the picturres. It all depends on how much time you want to spend there. There are several buildings to see. The view from different points in the front is comprehensive.
    Written 15 December 2023
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