How to get there
Offfers nonstop flights from Boston to Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, on Tue, Fri, Sun.
Where to stay
Hotel Marina Atlantico Hotel
Av. Infante D. Henrique
Many rooms have two twins, so be sure to ask for a double or “matrimonial bed” if you’d like one. Doubles from about $98.
Where to eat
2a RuaTerreiro 41
S. Roque, Ponta Delgada
The loaded garlic bread and shrimp absurdo were great choices too. Entrees $8.50-$26.50.
Rua Castelo 4
Fresh Azorean pineapple for dessert was a great finish. Entrees $11-$24.
Caldeiras & Vulcões
Rua das Caldeiras, 36
Minimum of 2 people and 24 hours notice for cozido. Price is $17 per person. Other entrees $10.50-$17.
Escola Formação Turística e Hoteleria
Portas do Mar
The tasting menu is $56 plus about $20 for a five-wine tasting.
What to do
Gorreana Tea Plantation
Free self-guided tours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Try the house-made Gelado da Quinta ice cream in the cafe.
A. Arruda Azores Pineapple
Rua Doutor Augusto Arruda
Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily with free, self-guided tours. Bring home a small jar of doce de ananás (pineapple jam) since customs won’t allow fresh fruit.