Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota

Avenida Infante D. Henrique 103, Ponta delgada, São Miguel, Azores, 9500-764, Portugal | 4 star hotel
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Blind Luck

A travel blog entry by drudell


OK, so when I first discovered the Azores, I stumbled across this photo online on a National Geographic site. It said it was taken on Sao Miguel Island. Further investigation narrowed it down to Sete Cidades, the Crater on the west end of the island. Still a pretty wide target, but I wanted to see this for myself!
Today was our 'Sete Cidades' day, so after a big breakfast (at home) we hit the road for another day. We skirted Ponta Delgada, the largest town on this ...

A Nice Warm Soak & Amazing Vistas

A travel blog entry by drudell


... toasty!
After our soak we decided to keep heading up the road towards Lagoa do Fogo, the highest ranked 'thing to do' in the Azores on Tripadvisor (my weathervane for these such things). Seems this area is plagued by lots of fog (but Fogo means fire not fog) and rain etc. Well we lucked out as we had clear views and some sunny skies. Windy tough & cool, about 10 degrees cooler than down at sea level. The views are amazing, the roads ...

At Least I Don't Have To Shovel It

A travel blog entry by drudell


... with curves, so it takes more time to cover the distances. A lush green hilly landscape which reminded Donna of Costa Rica, beautiful in spite of the storm raging.
The house is lovely, everything we need for the week. Although we booked the majority of our accommodation through Airbnb for this trip, Vivenda Xavier came from Tripadvisor's new vacation rental site. No complaints here, beautiful ocean views right from the living room ...

What no bananas?

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant


San Miguel is the largest of the 9 islands that make up the archipelago of the Azores. Beautiful, green and mountainous, not that we could see them as it is mid winter, wet and rainy. We only had a few hours and we would need a week to enjoy all the sights that are on offer. So it is a quick trip to the north side of the island. Visit a church, take some pictures and taste the local liquors...rice pudding being this years new flavour. The local building materials are made ...

Atlantic Crossing

A travel blog entry by sheilacruise


Well what a night that was, so glad the stabilisers were working!!! We were pummelled from all sides. Clocks changed back by 1 hr so more time in bed. Haven't slept right through yet so the extra hour was great. The sea is much more calm today (thank God) guessed it would be I stocked up on more travel pills yesterday just incase. The weather has improved as well blue skies overhead which is great. No water in the swimming pools yet though and as some of my friends know I ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Avenida Infante D. Henrique 103, Ponta delgada, is near Caideira das Sete Cidades..
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