A Trip to Flores: From the Netherlands to Paradise

A Trip to Flores: From the Netherlands to Paradise

A Trip to Flores: From the Netherlands to Paradise

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Ever wanted to visit a hidden gem? That’s what Flores in the Azores felt like for me. My trip began with a flight from the Netherlands to Porto in Portugal. But here’s a cool travel tip: if you fly to Porto first, SATA airlines will give you a free ticket to the Azores! So, with my savings, I set off for Flores.

Terceira – Flores – Heaven. 

My first stop was Terceira, another island in the Azores. After that short visit, I landed in Santa Cruz das Flores. It’s a lovely town by the sea. I stayed there for a night to rest up from all the travel.


Waterfalls at Poço Ribeira do Ferreiro.

The next part of my trip was my main goal: the waterfalls near a place called Fajã Grande. I had a nice room booked at a bed and breakfast there. Fajã Grande is a calm village right by the ocean. On the night I arrived, it rained a bit. I was hungry and went to the only place open, a cozy spot called Barraca Q’abana. They had good food and really tasty sweet wine.

The big highlight of the trip was the next day. I went with a local guide to see the waterfalls at Poço Ribeira do Ferreiro. Wow! It was the prettiest place I’ve ever seen. Water was falling everywhere and everything was so green.

2 Days in heaven is to short, 5 days minimum

Sadly, I had only two days in Flores. But I loved every moment. The island is peaceful and beautiful. The ocean, the waterfalls, the food, and the friendly people made it special. I hope to go back and see more of it someday. If you’re thinking of a new place to visit, think about Flores. It’s worth it!


Trip to Flores Review 10 out of 10

For anyone who loves a good adventure and beautiful sights, I highly recommend this trip. It’s a perfect mix of exciting activities and some of the most stunning natural beauty you’ll ever see. It’s truly an experience you won’t want to miss. I would recommend to the stopover on Ponta Delgada (Sao Miguel) instead of Terceira. 

Adventures in the Azores: A Special Journey with My Mother

Adventures in the Azores: A Special Journey with My Mother

Adventures in the Azores: A Special Journey with My Mother

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The Hawaii of Europe! 

The Azores, a breathtaking archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, holds a special place in my heart. Twice I have traveled to this paradise with my mother, exploring the diverse islands of Ponta Delgada, Flores, and Terceira. These journeys were filled not only with stunning landscapes but also with unforgettable adventures we experienced together.

Ponta Delgada, the main island. 

During our first trip to the Azores, we traveled to the main island of Ponta Delgada, where the island welcomed us with its enchanting beauty. We were greeted by lush green landscapes, dramatic cliffs, and picturesque towns. The scent of the ocean and the vibrant colors of the flowers awakened our senses. Our first impression was truly amazing! 

Flores & Terceira

Our second trip took an adventurous turn as we visited Flores, the westernmost point of Europe. This remote island offered pristine natural beauty, with breathtaking waterfalls, mysterious caves, and vast green plains. It felt like we had discovered a hidden treasure.

Terceira provided a unique cultural experience with its charming towns, colorful festivals, and historic forts. We immersed ourselves in local traditions, enjoyed delicious cuisine, and were enchanted by the hospitality of the Azorean people.

In the heart of Flores, the enchanting island, lies Poço Ribeira do Ferreiro, where the most beautiful waterfall can be found. The water cascades down with majestic force, a natural wonder that surpasses the splendor of Europe.

Tips for traveling to the Azores. 

For travelers looking to visit the Azores, I recommend being flexible and embracing the unexpected twists. The weather can be changeable, so be prepared for various conditions. Renting a car is a fantastic way to explore the islands and set your own pace.

The Azores are a paradise for nature lovers and photographers. From the dramatic cliffs and enchanting lakes to the colorful flower fields, every corner offers a photo-worthy moment. We always had our cameras ready to capture the beauty of this paradise.

A strong relationship

My mother and I decided to explore the Azores, and these trips strengthened our bond. It was a unique opportunity to spend quality time together and create unforgettable memories. 



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