DISCOVER PORTUGAL_ by chenmeixiu


									                                            DISCOVER PORTUGAL!

                    ow many of us really know
                    Portugal? We may have been there
                    several times but not found some
       of those special places which are missing
       from the everyday tourist route. DESTINATION
       PORTUGAL has been marketing Portugal for 27
       years, and really feel that it is time that we
       shared a few lesser-known facts with you.
       Did you know that?

       PORTUGAL                                            CONCLUSION

                                                            NOTE: It is never possible to put all the properties
                                                            and different types of holidays that we can offer
                                                            into one brochure, so we suggest that you look
                                                            at our website
                                                            where you will see lots of other places featured,
                                                            many SPECIAL OFFERS and a variety of SPECIAL
                                                            INTEREST TOURS.


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                           FOUR SEASONS COUNTRY CLUB
                               QUINTA DO LAGO, ALGARVE

                                                              his small and select resort is a
                                                              favourite with our clients! It is
                                                              built in the Moorish style and
                                                   arranged in small clusters of Apartments and
                                                   Town houses.


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        and other SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS…
        please ask for details.


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                                     MONTE DA QUINTA CLUB
                                             QUINTA DO LAGO, ALGARVE
                ocated in the centre of Quinta do
                Lago in the superb year-round
                climate of the Algarve and
             bordered on three sides by Quinta
   do Lago, Pinheiros Altos and San Lorenzo golf
   courses, lies the exclusive development of the
   Monte da Quinta Club. It is situated in the Ria
   Formosa Nature Park and is just 20 minutes’
   drive from Faro International Airport. Designed
   to combine a great social atmosphere with a
   very high standard of service, the resort consists
   of villas with pools and townhouses all in
   traditional style, and a luxurious Suites Hotel.


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                                        FOUR SEASONS FAIRWAYS
                                                QUINTA DO LAGO, ALGARVE
                    ust a short drive from Faro
                    airport, this popular 4 star resort
                    offers very comfortable
              properties, set amid landscaped                        SPECIAL OFFERS OFTEN AVAILABLE…
       gardens, in the heart of the much sought-after                check the website
       Quinta do Lago Estate.                                        for details.


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                                        OCEANO APARTMENTS
                                             VALE DO LOBO, ALGARVE
               eluxe 2 and 3 bedroom apartment
               with pool or jacuzzi. Simply
               stunning and very spacious, these
   modern deluxe apartments are finished to
   a very high standard, are extremely well
   decorated, and are located just 500 metres
   away from the beach.

                                  MARGARIDA APARTMENTS
                                             VALE DO LOBO, ALGARVE
              eluxe 2 and 3 bedroom apartment
              with pool. These fantastic brand
              new Margarida apartments
   are located at Vale do Golfe , an area with
   beautiful communal landscaped gardens and
   charming ponds, close to the 12th hole of the
   traditional and challenging Royal Golf Course.


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                                     FOUR SEASONS VILAMOURA
                                                           VILAMOURA, ALGARVE
                     our Seasons Vilamoura consists of
                     114 studios and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom
                     apartments in the moorish style.
       Many have panoramic views across t`````he
       golf course, and beyond to the hills and Atlantic
       Ocean, surrounded by the 9th and 10th fairways
       of the Vilamoura II golf course.

                                      LE MÉRIDIEN DONA FILIPA
                                                     VALE DO LOBO, ALGARVE
                                                                           ust 100m from the beach and
                                                                           located in the heart of the Vale do
                                                                           Lobo estate, this 5* hotel is
                                                                     furnished in traditional Portuguese
                                                            elegance and provides excellent personal
                                                            service to meet and surpass the expectations
                                                            of its guests.


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                               PINE CLIFFS, ALGARVE
                                            he Sheraton Algarve Hotel sits
                                            prominently high atop the red
                                            sandstone cliffs of Portugal’s
                                spectacular Algarve coast, surrounded by an
                                ancient pinewood forest and overlooking the
                                azure waters of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Here
                                along the southernmost reaches of the Iberian
                                Peninsula, it occupies a stretch of land that for
                                centuries was vulnerable to invaders, from the
                                Phoenicians and Carthaginians to the Romans
                                and the Visigoths. It was the arrival of the Arabic
                                Moors in the 8th century that left the most
                                lasting impressions on the land, for they stayed
                                on these shores for the next 500 years.


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                               ALTO GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
                                                            ALVOR, ALGARVE
                   ituated half way along the Bay of
                   Lagos, sheltered by 3 river estuaries
                   and close to one of Portugal’s most
       important bird sanctuaries, Alvor is a typical
       old fishing village. Narrow cobbled streets
       lead to the beach and harbour and a cluster
       of bars, shops and restaurants. The beach
       stretches towards Praia da Rocha and offers
       many different water sports, and quieter
       areas for sunbathing and beach bars. Lagos
       and Portimão are nearby and are full of
       history and culture. With clean white beaches,
       clear blue waters and dramatic sandstone
       cliffs, it is a beautiful backdrop to the nearby
       Alto Golf and Country Club.

                                              PARQUE DA FLORESTA
                                         NEAR              LAGOS, WESTERN ALGARVE
                    ust 1 hour from Faro airport in
                    the Western Algarve is Parque da
                    Floresta. The townhouses have 2
               or 3 bedrooms and share a communal
       pool, and the detached villas have 3 or 4
       bedrooms and 2, 3 or 4 bathrooms.


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                                INDIVIDUAL ALGARVE VILLAS
                                       FOR THE LARGER PARTY
   AL962 Quinta Velha da Palmares –     AL044 Villa Brilha Sol – Vila Sol Estate,   AL042 Casa de Mós – Porto de Mós, near
   Odeiaxere near Palmares, sleeps 8    Vilamoura, sleeps 10                        Lagos, sleeps 20


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                                 PRAIA VERDE SUITES HOTEL
                                              ALTURA, EASTERN ALGARVE
                  his hotel is located in the resort
                  of Praia Verde, surrounded by a
                  vast area of pine forest, which lies
       above one of the most beautiful beaches on the
       Eastern Algarve

                                NEAR       MONCARAPACHO, EASTERN ALGARVE
                olina Verde Golf and Country Club
                offers 31 spacious, self-contained,
                tastefully furnished apartments, all
       of which make for a perfect place to stay in
       the Algarve.


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                                              THE EVORA HOTEL
                                                      EVORA, ALENTEJO
              ocated in the World Heritage city of
              Évora and about 1 hour away from
              Lisbon, the Évora Hotel is the
           perfect choice for anyone wanting a
   break and to enjoy one of the richest regions
   in Portugal in terms of history, cuisine and
   scenery: The Alentejo.

                         REFUGIO DA VILA HOTEL RURAL
                                                NEAR    EVORA, ALENTEJO
                he Alentejo is considered
                Portugal’s most authentic and
                picturesque region and Refugio
   da Vila lies in the midst of it. Located in the
   small town of Portel outside Evora, the hotel is
   renovated vila manor with pool and patios.


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                    e have created Be Portuguese       One day Surfing
                    for one day for those of you who
                    are looking for an authentic
       experience and are seeking to discover the
       essence of the places you visit.

                                                       One day Fishing

                                                                            Cookery Day

                                                       One day Winemaking
       One day in Alentejo

                                                                            ESSENTIAL PORTUGUESE LESSON!

                                                       One day of Culture


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                                                AMIEIRA MARINA

                  otorboat holidays are a
                  relatively new type of
                  alternative holiday at this
   beautiful lake in the Alentejo.

   Cruising on the Grande Alqueva Lake


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                                       POUSADAS DE PORTUGAL

                    he Pousadas de Portugal chain
                    has over 40 exclusive hotels,
                    located throughout Portugal.
       Their very name is synonymous of a unique
       form of quality accommodation, where a
       warm welcome and personal service awaits
       every guest. Located in castles, convents,
       monasteries and in places of rare beauty and
       in some cases at the scene of legends, these
       establishments abound with tradition, and
       are places where the guest will truly know
       that he is in Portugal. Many of the buildings
       have been given amazing “make-overs” by
       contemporary designers, so one can enjoy
       historical buildings but with the comforts of

          To travel and stay in Pousadas de Portugal is a unique adventure, a pleasure that you will remember forever!


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                                     POUSADAS DE PORTUGAL
                                            ALENTEJO REGION
   Pousada Rainha Santa Isabel – Estremoz                                        Pousada de Vale do Gaio – Torrão

                                            Pousada de São Francisco – Beja

                                                                                 Pousada de D. João IV – Vila Viçosa

   Pousada dos Loios – Évora

                                            Pousada Castelo de Alvito – Alvito

                                                                                 Pousada de São Miguel – Sousel

   Pousada de Santa Maria – Marvão


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                                       POUSADAS DE PORTUGAL
                                                       CENTRO REGION
       Pousada Convento de Belmonte – Belmonte       Pousada do Castelo – Óbidos                     Pousada da Ria – Torreira, Murtosa

       Pousada de Santa Cristina – Condeixa-a-Nova   Pousada Conde de Ourém – Ourém, Fátima
                                                                                                     Pousada das Amoras – Proença-a-Nova

       Pousada de São Lourenço – Manteigas           Pousada do Convento do Desagravo – Vila Pouca   Pousada Senhora da Neves – Almeida
                                                     da Beira


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                                    POUSADAS DE PORTUGAL
                                 LISBON, ALGARVE AND THE AZORES
   Pousada de São Sebastião – Angra do Heroísmo,     Pousada de S. Brás – São Brás de Alportel – Algarve
   Terceira, Azores

                                                                                                           Pousada Nossa Senhora da Assunção – Arraiolos

                                                     Pousada do Infante – Sagres – Algarve

   Pousada de Santa Cruz – Horta, Faial, Azores

                                                                                                           Pousada de Dona Maria I – Queluz, Lisbon

                                                     Pousada de Faro – Palácio de Estoi – Algarve

   Pousada do Convento da Graça – Tavira – Algarve
                                                                                                           Pousada do Castelo de Palmela – Palmela

                                                     Pousada Flor da Rosa – Crato


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                                        POUSADAS DE PORTUGAL
                                                OPORTO AND THE NORTH
       Pousada de São Bento – Gerês                                                                 Pousada de Dom Diniz – Vila Nova de Cerveira

                                                  Pousada Solar da Rede – Mesão Frio

       Pousada de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira –
                                                                                                    Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro – Amares/Gerês

                                                  Pousada de São Teotónio – Valença do Minho

       Pousada de Santa Marinha – Guimarães
                                                                                                    Palácio do Freixo – Porto

                                                  Pousada Monte de Santa Luzia – Viana do Castelo

       Pousada de São Gonçalo – Marão

                                                                                                    We cannot show all the pousadas on this page for
                                                                                                    this Region. There are often SPECIAL OFFERS
                                                                                                    at certain properties. Check the website www.
                                                                                           for more information
                                                                                                    or ask Reservations at time of booking.


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             olares de Portugal is a unique         Portuguese history and culture. The majority
             concept that was introduced            of the grand 17th and 18th century houses are
             to promote quality tourist             still in the ownership of the descendants of the
   accommodation in houses of character             founding family.
   “Turismo de Habitação” and, at the same
   time, preserve the rich legacy of Portugal’s
   architectural and cultural heritage. It is
   important to emphasise that Solares de
   Portugal are not hotels or guesthouses. They
   are privately-owned stately manor houses,
   elegant country homes and rustic farmhouses.
                                                                                                       Casas Antigas
   Some of them were once in decline but today
   they are restored to their former glory and
   are open to guests who are treated as part of
   the family. The Solares represent centuries of


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       Quintas and Herdades

       Casas Rústicas           PROPERTIES ALL OVER PORTUGAL – Full list on
                                request – PRICES VARY FROM ONE HOUSE TO
                                ANOTHER – EXACT QUOTES GIVEN ON REQUEST.


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                                                NEAR   PENICHE, LISBON

                 top-class golfing resort, with
                 something for everyone....very
                 close to Lisbon! Sitting atop
   the majestic Atlantic coastline, in Portugal’s
   unspoiled and historical West region, Praia
   D’el Rey Golf and Beach Resort is one of
   Potugal’s most exclusive and attractive
   holiday resorts. With pristine beaches,
   beautiful countryside, a world-class golf
   course and luxury accommodation, Praia D’el
   Rey is truly heaven sent.


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                                ALTIS BELÉM HOTEL AND SPA
                                                                 he Altis Belém Hotel and Spa is
                                                                 a 5*, design hotel encapsulating
                                                                 a contemporary vision of the
                                                     Portuguese Discoveries. It is in a unique
                                                     location overlooking the Tagus River, and
                                                     near the city’s most important museums and

                                       THE METROPOLE HOTEL
                  he Hotel Metropole is a turn-of-
                  the-century hotel overlooking
                  Rossio Square in Lisbon centre,
       wonderfully located just 50 metres from the
       picturesque Bairro Alto district.

                                                                                                                his hotel is a favourite, partly
                                                                                                                because of its wonderfully central
                                                                                                                location, but also because of its
                                                                                                    very chic style.


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                         HOTEL QUINTA DA MARINHA RESORT
                                                              NEAR          CASCAIS, LISBON
               his hotel has just undergone an
               extensive renovation, to emerge as a
               luxurious five star resort, which is listed
   with The Leading Hotels of The World branding.

                                                      HOTEL ALBATROZ
                                                              CASCAIS, LISBON
              n the XIXth century, the dukes of             sought after hotel here. The Albatroz offers
              Loulé constructed this as a palace            excellent conditions for meetings of up to
              overlooking Cascais Bay. The                  80 people, whilst the spacious interiors and
   personalised comfort and decoration of the 43            terraces are incomparable for receptions and
   rooms and 10 suites, the famous panoramic                banquets for up to 120 persons.
   restaurant, the bar with its unique veranda
   over the sea and the saltwater swimming
   pool with terrace make the Albatroz the most


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                                HOTEL PESTANA PORTO
                                               he Pestana Porto is one of the most
                                               charming hotels in Oporto, located
                                               in the Praça da Ribeira, right
                                   in the heart of the historic city centre. This
                                   Oporto boutique hotel offers an splendid view
                                   over the Douro river. It is part of a group of
                                   buildings dating from the XVI, XVII, and XVIII
                                   centuries, and it is classified by UNESCO as
                                   part of the World Heritage site.

                                   All rooms are equipped with:


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                                VILLAS WITH POOL IN THE
                                 NORTH OF PORTUGAL
   INDIVIDUAL VILLAS IN THE MINHO            VE263 The Chestnut, near Caminha, sleeps 8   VE304 Waterfall 1 (The Mill) and
   AND DOURO REGIONS                                                                      Waterfall 2 (The Studio), Povoa de Lanhosa,
   VE239 Casa do Espigueiro, near Caminha,                                                sleeps 4 (+ Studio 2)
   sleeps 10


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                                  VILLAS WITH POOL IN THE
                                   NORTH OF PORTUGAL
       VE212 Âncora House, Near Praia da   2E238 Farm House, near Viano do Castelo,   VE285 The Village House, Orbacem, sleeps 8
       Âncora, sleeps 6                    sleeps 6


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                                VILLAS WITH POOL IN THE
                                 NORTH OF PORTUGAL
   VE244 Quinta de Navarra, near Braga,   VE283 The Terraces, Casal de Loivos, near   VE225 Ameal House, Near Penafiel, sleeps 15
   sleeps 6                               Pinhão, sleeps 12


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                                 VILLAS WITH POOL IN THE
                                NORTH AND MID PORTUGAL
       VE300 The Olive Tree, Palma, sleeps 10 Max   VE304 The Vineyard, Pinhão, sleeps 6   INDIVIDUAL VILLAS IN THE LISBON
                                                                                           AND VALE DE TEJO REGIONS
                                                                                           LX434 Casa do Banzão near Praia das
                                                                                           Maçãs and Sintra, sleeps 10


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   LX481 Villa Lavender, Herdade da Aroeira,   LX489 São Lourenço House, Ribamar near   PR113 Villa Foz, Obidos Lagoon, sleeps 6
   sleeps 6                                    Eriçeira, sleeps 6


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       LX487 Assafora House, Assafora, between   PR114 Villa Carvalhal, Carvalhal, near   LX492 Villa Peru, Quinta de Peru, near
       Sintra and Ericeira, sleeps 4             Obidos, sleeps 6/7                       Azeitão, sleeps 10 max


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                                                    AN INTRODUCTION TO
               he Madeira Archipelago consists      Quinta da Fajã Estate, outskirts of Funchal   Reid’s Palace Hotel *****, Funchal
               of Madeira itself, Porto Santo
               (50km to the northeast) and
   the two groups of uninhabited islands, the
   Desertas and the Salvagens. Madeira is 57km
   east to west and 22km north to south with the
   capital Funchal roughly in the centre of the
   south coast. The Island is of volcanic origin,
   very mountainous, incredibly fertile and
   drops steeply into the (very deep)
   surrounding sea.

   Porto Santo Maria ****, Funchal


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                                                         AN INTRODUCTION TO
                                                         PORTO SANTO
                     orto Santo is all about Sand, Sea   Hotel Pestana Porto Santo*****, near Vila
                     and Sun! However, this is not the   Baleira
                     place for those who want a hectic
       night life.


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                                                         AN INTRODUCTION TO
                                                          THE AZORES

                                                                                                           Jeep Safaris on São Miguel Island

                hese 9 volcanic islands are situated     Holiday Ideas for the Azores
                in the middle of the Atlantic 1000 odd
                miles West of Lisbon.

                                                                                                           Golf on two islands

                                                                                                           Walking Holidays

                                                                                                           Bicycling Holidays

   Climate                                                                                                 Scuba Diving


                                                         ACTIVITIES in the AZORES (call reservations for
                                                         full details).
                                                         Whale and Dolphin Watching                        Big Game Fishing


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                          FLORES/SANTA MARIA/SÃO JORGE
       FLORES                                            SANTA MARIA                                      SÃO JORGE
          N                                               T                                                  A
                    amed after the glorious                          his third smallest island of the                   long thin island 56kms long and
                    profusion of wild flowers that                    Azores is the southernmost and                     only 8kms wide São Jorge can
                    literally cover the island, and                                                                     be the subject of a day trip from
                                                                     therefore slightly dryer and
       offering unparalleled nature walks and bird-                                                       Pico. It is famous for the local cheese. As a
                                                         sunnier than the other islands. The rugged       result of the historical collapse of cliffs, very
       watching through lush countryside, green hills    east side contrasts with the flat plains of the   fertile flat areas are formed which are called
       with rugged peaks, and rolling, verdant slopes.   west where the capital, Vila do Porto and the    “fajas”. From the high points of the island one
                                                         airport are situated. Santa Maria has the most   can see four islands, Graçiosa, Faial, Pico and
                                                         golden sandy beaches in the Azores.              on a clear day, Terçeira.

       Hotel das Flores****, Boqueirão area in           Hotel Colombo****, Vila do Porto
       Santa Cruz das Flores                                                                              Eating out in São Jorge

                                                                                                          Hotel São Jorge ***, Velas

                                                                                                          The islands of Graçiosa and Corvo have
                                                                                                          extremely limited accommodation restricted
                                                                                                          to simple Pensãos. We are able to make
                                                                                                          reservations on request.


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                                                      SÃO MIGUEL

                he largest island of the            burying in the soil hermetically closed pots
                archipelago, some 65 km by 16       which the heat of the volcano cooks slowly
                km, it offers several items of      over several hours.
   natural beauty not to be missed i.e. Sete
                                                                                                   Eating out in Ponta Delgada
   Cidades, two lakes, one green, one blue, in an
   extinct volcano crater which is some 12km in
   diameter, the Lagoa do Fogo “the Fire Lake”,
   an enormous lake with crystal clear waters
   and a peninsular with a beach and the Furnas
   valley, a huge luxuriant garden which is
   still active volcanically.It is here that one
   can sample the “Cozido”, which is a stew of      Ponta Delgada
   meat, spicy sausage and vegetables cooked by


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                                           SÃO MIGUEL HOTELS
       Hotel Avenida ****, Ponta Delgada        Vila Nova ***, Ponta Delgada

                                                                                             Hotel Terra Nostra Park ***, Furnas

       Royal Garden Hotel ****, Ponta Delgada

                                                Hotel Camoes ****, Ponta Delgada Centre

                                                São Miguel Park ****, Ponta Delgada centre


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                 orta was once the whaling centre                                   Hotel Horta ****, Horta
                 of the Azores and is renowned as
                 a safe harbour for small boats
   and many of the Trans Atlantic sailing races
   use Faial as a breathing space en-route. Here
   on the sea wall you can see the signatures
   of generations of sailors together with their
   sometimes very detailed pictures of the boats.

   Eating out in Horta

   Hotel Fayal ****, Horta

                                                    Quinta do Vale (Manor House),
                                                    Flamengos near Horta

                                                                                    Pousada da Horta****, Horta

   Hotel do Canal ****, Horta


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                    bout 29km by 17km, Terçeira is        Hotel Terçeira Mar ****, Angra do Heroismo
                    an elliptical island, the principle
                    feature being Guilherme Moniz
       which is a huge volcanic crater. There are
       several dark sandy beaches around the
       perimeter of the island. The main town of
       Angra do Heroismo is the principle town of
       the entire archipelago from an artistic and
       architectural point of view and here one finds
       the best shops, and a multitude of restaurants
       and pavement cafes.
       Eating out in Terçeira

       Quinta de Nossa Senhora das Merçes, São
       Mateus, near Angra do Heroismo

                                                                                                       Pousada de Angra do Heroismo, Angra do

                                                          Hotel do Caracol ****, Angra do Heroismo


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                                                         Cancelo do Porco (self-catering cottages),
                                                         Bandeiras, near Madalena

                n oblong-shaped island 42km
                long by 15km wide which is in
                essence one enormous extinct
   volcano reaching a height of 2351 metres
   above sea level, (the highest mountain in
   Portugal). Access to the Island is either by
   short boat ride (30 mins) from the port of
   Horta on the Island of Faial or by air.               Adegas do Pico, (self-catering cottages),

   Eating out in Pico

   Poçinho Bay (Manor House), Poçinho


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