Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Sao Miguel Island - Bela Vista
3 bedroom, 2 bath Condo , max 6
This condo is professionally managed by Quinta das Acacias.
Welcome to our holiday nest.
Overlooking the beautiful beach bay of Porto Formoso, Bela Vista condo waits for all travellers that seek comfort and relaxation amongst nature´s best.
Porto Formoso is a mere distance of 24 km from the airport.
Today, the village of Porto Formoso shares geographic fame with what is called the tea route. Neighboring this peaceful village exists two of the only tea plantations in existence of all Western Europe, Porto Formoso tea plantation and Gorreana tea plantation. Do drop in on them and experience the exquisite tea flavors that only nature can produce.
Located on the north side of the island and wrapped by the coastal bay, the beach, Praia dos Moinhos (beach of the mills), offers some of the best conditions for sunbathing and swimming pleasures.
Take the opportunity to drop in at the beach cafe (Moinho Terrace Cafe) and try their hamburgers, claimed by José to be the best in Portugal.. José, an ex-journalist who still loves a good political conversation, and his wife own and operate the cafe. Let them know your presence and enjoy the friendly nature that Azorian people have to offer. Make a note to ask for their fresh soft goat cheese seasoned with garlic and olives, and wrapped with the traditional ginger leaf. For you cheese connoisseurs it is a must experience.
Dependent on the length of one´s visit, this quaint and friendly little village offers sufficient conveniences to make your holiday stress free and memorable.
Make your reservation early to avoid disapointment!
- wheelchair inaccessible
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
We enjoyed driving the country side with easy access to anywhere on the island.
We enjoyed Furnas, for the food cooked in the ground and the hot pool and springs.
In Ribeira Grande we liked visiting the café Let it Be, along the ocean side of the city.
On a rainy afternoon we spent the time at the shopping centre in Ponta Delgada.
And at the end of the day we enjoyed visiting Jose and his wife at their café just down the road from the apartment for good food and a glass of wine.
We loved the apartment and especially the balcony.
Hope this helps, and hope to visit again.
Thanks very much,Maureen, Sharon and Susan, Canada, Oct/2013