Ponta Delgada is a charming Portuguese town at the tourist heart of the Azores, in the North Atlantic. Museums and monuments are everywhere, and the historic streets connect everything from hotels and churches to shops and restaurants. Its huge first class marina harbours boats from all around globe and its nightlife attracts people from all over. In the evenings, especially during the summer, throngs of people promenade along the Infante Dom Henrique Avenue (by the seaside).
Things to See & Do
* Parish church of São Sebastião
* Carlos Machado Museum
* Volcanic crater lakes and thermal springs
* Caldeira das Sete Cidades, an extinct volcano
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Portuguese
Land Area – 233 sq km’s
Population – 65,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time –GMT/UTC plus 0 hours
International Country Telephone Code – +351 (Portugal)
Port Location – The Port is located at the extreme west end of the avenue which runs along the Ponta Delgada coastline.
Transport Links – The airport lies on the western edge of the city, from which there are daily flights to the other islands and mainland Portugal, and frequent direct flights to other European cities and North America.