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Cost of food on the Azores?
Posted January 22nd, 2013 - 8:03 pm from Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Posted January 22nd, 2013 - 11:14 pm by from Lisboa, Portugal (Permalink)
Hi!
I had lived in Azores for tree years, in the island of São Miguel. In Azores you have many taberns and places that you can eat cheep and good (more or less 7/9 eures), and yes 50 euros it´s more then enough. If you want to taste another type of restaurants (more charming or refined) you can have a dinner or lunch for 20/25 euros.
You can stay quiet because a budget of 40 or 50 euros per day is optimal for the azores. Prices are equivalent to those of Portugal but slightly cheaper. If go to Sao Miguel I will be happy to advise you some wonderful places to eat, as well as for visiting!
Have a nice time!

Posted January 23rd, 2013 - 6:01 am from Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Posted January 28th, 2013 - 7:36 pm by from Lisboa, Portugal (Permalink)

hello! sorry to reply so far. Is truth that the public transport does not have a lot to offer, but I think you'll get the same way. I dont have great suggestions, but maybe ask if the hotel where you're staying if there are other tourists, and talk whit them to see if you can join them for the travels more distantes (like Mosteiros-Ferraria/Nordeste/Furnas).You can also contact other cs on the island to go give you more tips. Now places to visit:
Furnas: You can catch a bus in the morning and go until Furnas and return only in the evening. Is obligatory go to the Furnas lagoon, where there is a large pond and fumaroles to make a traditional dish underground. You can do the walk around this pond. this place is a bit outside the village of Furnas but I think if does well in walking. to relax from the walk when you arrive to the village you can go to the park Terra Nostra (5 euros), a beautiful garden and huge with a wonderful pool of water heated ferrea to stay and relax!Note: bring a swimsuit and towel. Also in Furnas is mandatory will at Poça D. Beja, an outdoor spa whit hot water ferrea (2-3 euros). Here in the Furnas should go eat a stew of Furnas, typical dish of sausages and vegetables made ​​underground in fumaroles. Another day you can go at Nordeste, Vila do Nordeste, it is the more distant side of the island and one of the more natural and green one. You can take a bus, in the morning and come in the end of the day, but if you can catch a ride from other tourists it will better because there are many sights to stop and appreciat the way.
Another palce you have to go to is in other end of the island, vila dos mosteiros e Ferraria. Ferraria is one of my favorite places, basically goes down a long slope to the sea, where there are no houses and only a hotel and a spa. downstairs is followed by the wooden walkway until you reach the sea where there is a natural pool at the sea. This pool have hot water at low tide (see or ask the time of the tide), the water are very warm and wonderful, due to volcanic action! Note: bring a swimsuit and towel if you do not go together and mark with the taxi collect.
In this side of the island you have too the village of Sete Cidades, where ir the lagoon of Sete Cidades, One of the most Turistic and beatiful one! and you have all over the road to sete Cidades lithe natural lakes that you only can see going out the car.


Posted January 28th, 2013 - 8:04 pm by from Lisboa, Portugal (Permalink)
closer to Ponta Delgada,in the populo beach, for which there is buses more often or you can even take a walk by the sea wall, you should go try the clams and limpets (which I have missed the limpets) the restaurant Cais 20. Neir this Ponta Delgada, there is another village - Lagoa - that you should go to the restaurant Borda D`Agua and try the grilled Fish, you can wask for a small plate but wiht fiferente types of fish. An another restaurant, Good Such a Good Restaurant in Ribeirinha (Near Ribeira Grande) call Gato Mia, that is a litle more charmous, that is gourgeas! You can try everthing because everthing is very very nice! You can ask an opinion to the employee ;)

In Ribeira Grande you have to see the lagoa do fogo - fire lagoon, that is the most new and go to the Caldeira Velha, a natural park in the way to the Lagoa do Fogo!You can take the bus to the city of Ribeira Grande and there I think that you should go in taxi for the lagoon and for Caldeira Velha that is in the same rout.

So and i think that is this.. You can ask in your hotel the phones of the restaurants and where you can get the bus.
Have a nice time!if i can help in anything let me know!


Posted February 1st, 2013 - 6:15 am from Rotterdam, Netherlands
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