oops I sent this 3 times? Not sure how I did that. Oh well!
The botanical garden can be seen is around two/three hours, but the greatest bit is to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool with hot water...
There are furnas inside the village and others outside where they boil the famous "Portuguese style cook". If you don't have a car to go there you will need a taxi, and pay for the time waiting for taking you back.
Regarding the swimming pool nearby the Hotel, don't forget to bring your swimming suit, preferably an old one because the water can stain it.
So if you don't want to be tied to the public transportation schedulle a stay in the Hotel might be recommended if you can arrange a room, otherwise I advise a rental.
Hope this information helps!
Thank you so much! I have contemplated taking a tour but the cost is about the same as staying the night at the hotel. The tour does inclde the meal but I think staying at the hotel might be relaxing and our rental in Ponta Delgada doesn't have a pool. This could be fun.
Sorry, I have been away from home during the weekend.
As you won't have a car, I suggest you go early the day by bus and stay there overnight. To my opinion, the inside park is not to be seen only, it is to be lived. Walk slowly on the alleys, step on the grass, watch the rare flowers and trees, stop on a bench to read a book, go to the huge pool (don´t forget an old suit... and a camera).
When will you go? I will be in S. Miguel in July until the 10th
Thank you. I trust and appreciate your advice. We will be in Sao Miguel until July 7 and we arrive on the June 1st.
Do you know the direct website of the hotel? I did a search and couldn't find it. The best rate was about 114Euro a night on Azores.com
I don´t think Esquilo will mind I answer for him...
The site address is:
Terra Nostra belongs to the Bensaude Hotels.
Muito Obrigado Portuesinha! Thank you very much. I did see that website and will contact them . I am so excited about going Sao Miguel. Just a little over a week to go!
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