: Aeroporto Joao Paulo II
: Ponta Delgada
: Estrada Principal
: Bar Moniz
: Tres Arcos
Ginetes, a peaceful and rustic coastal village, on the west end of Ilha de Sao Miguel, is approximately twenty-three km from the airport and capital, Ponta Delgada. The village has a general store, two cafes, two restaurants, a post office, pharmacy and banking machine.
Ginetes sits on the side of Caldeira Das Sete Cidades, one of the island's most famous attractions, with Vista do Rei looking down on breathtaking twin lakes. Close to Ginetes's center, at the bottom of a steep drive to sea level, is the Ferraria, a fascinating volcanic formation that long ago shaped itself to create a protected ocean swimming area, warmed year round by thermal hot springs. Recently a full service spa offering massage, pools, cafe and restaurant, was added to the area.
Locally, horseback riding and footpaths are great ways to access Ginetes's hilly terrain for dramatic ocean views. The crown jewels of Ginetes are its ocean sunsets and nice people.
Other Activities: full service spa