Ponta Delgada, located in the island of Sao Miguel, is the administrative capital and largest city in Azores, Portugal. There’s a lot of fun and exciting things to do in Ponta Delgada for the visiting tourists with everything from history tours to whale watching to extreme sports. In Ponta Delgada, your holiday will surely be a diverse, exciting, and adventurous one!
All things beach related can be done in Ponta Delgada, mainly in the parish of São Roque where the primary beaches and seaside attractions are located. You can stay at the sandy shore and go sunbathing, or you can explore the surrounding waters and go diving, surfing, swimming, and boating. Blue Talassa is one of the finest venues for whale watching.
Shopping is primarily done at SolMar Avenida Center Mall and around Baixa or the city center. The most popular souvenirs in Ponta Delgado are wicker products, liqueurs, scrimshaw, lace, and handmade crafts.
There are several nightlife districts in the city where you can enjoy a relaxing time after a long day of touring and sightseeing. You can check out Portas do Maris Marina, San Miguel Park Hotel, and Baia dos Anjos. Don’t forget to try the different liqueurs and alcoholic beverages in the city.
With a humid subtropical climate influenced by the Mediterranean, Ponta Delgada experiences mild winters and hot, humid summers. Annual average temperatures range between 12 and 25 °C (53.6 and 77 °F). There is an ample amount of rain all year round, but the months of June through August are significantly drier than the rest of the year.
Secular and religious events are held through the course of the year. The Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres, the biggest religious festival in the city, is held every fifth Sunday after Easter. Among the popular cultural events in the Ponta Delgada is the Noites de Verão (Nights of Summer), a musical celebration running from late June through September.
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