Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Ribeira Grande

The island views, gardens and hot springs display a scene truly unique to Ribeira Grande. This city's hiking, local tours and cheese shops draw many visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Ribeira Grande

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Ribeira Grande a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Campo de Golfe (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Batalha Golf Course (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Jardim Jose do Canto (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ribeira Grande

Travellers appreciate the island views and beautiful gardens, which is just a taste of what Ribeira Grande has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Ribeira Grande is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lagoa do Fogo (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Ponta da Galera Beach (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Lagoa das Furnas (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Lagoa Pools (7.7 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Poca da Dona Beija (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Terra Nostra Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Ribeira Grande

The nearest airport is in Ponta Delgada (PDL-Joao Paulo II), located 14.4 mi (23.2 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ribeira Grande?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 558 holiday lettings around Ribeira Grande. From 236 Houses to 42 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ribeira Grande?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ribeira Grande. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Batalha Golf Course: 583 holiday homes
  • Lagoa do Fogo: 583 holiday homes
  • Caldeira Velha: 580 holiday homes
  • São Miguel: 628 holiday homes
  • Ponta Delgada: 490 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Ribeira Grande! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Ribeira Grande?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Ribeira Grande with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Furnas: 141 holiday lettings
  • Ginetes: 111 holiday lettings
  • Rabo de Peixe: 431 holiday lettings
  • Faja de Baixo: 421 holiday lettings
  • Candelária: 278 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Ribeira Grande?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Ribeira Grande. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Batalha Golf Course: 583 holiday rentals
  • Lagoa do Fogo: 583 holiday rentals
  • Caldeira Velha: 580 holiday rentals
  • Ponta Delgada Harbour: 570 holiday rentals
  • University of the Azores: 560 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ribeira Grande listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.