Vila Franca do Campo Holidays
Vila Franca do Campo is a small and quiet town on the island of Sao Miguel. The town is surrounded by greenery, which means beautiful views from all around, so it’s a scenic place to spend your summer holiday. It’s a small resort and the majority of things to do and places to see are in nearby Ponta Delgada, which is within easy travelling distance.
The resort has its own beaches, where you can swim and sunbathe to your heart’s content, knowing they won’t be too crowded. The islet off the coast is a popular tourist attraction which brings many visitors to the area. It was formed by a volcano many years ago and is now a nature reserve.
With its stunning island setting, the sea is a huge part of the attraction of Vila Franca do Campo, and boat rides, swimming and diving are all popular pastimes for holiday makers.
Attractions for Vila Franca do Campo Holidays
The islet off the coast of the town was formed by a volcano, making it a popular tourist attraction in its own right. It’s also a famed nature reserve and has incredible forests and mountains that are well worth visiting, making it a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors on a day out.
In Ponta Delgada there’s the Nossa Senhora do Rosario Church and the Ponta da Galera Beach which are both beautiful and great for filling your holiday photo album.
The location is great for walking, and if you do decide to go on a long walk you can be rewarded by the sight of Lagoa do Fogo and Lagoa das Furnas, two spectacular lakes that have formed in craters. You can easily make a day of it and take a picnic and swimming costumes so you can make the most of the cool water and warm weather.
Not to be missed on a Vila Franca do Campo Holiday
The island’s must-see and most memorable attractions include all the things that volcanos have created, so they are as interesting as they are attractive. The large and natural volcanic lakes of Lagoa do Fogo as well as Loagoa das Furnas have got to be visited while you’re here, and the islet of Vila Franca do Campo is a fun boat trip as well as an impressive natural phenomenon that you should include in your itinerary while you’re here.
The church on the hill, Nossa Senhora da Paz, is a famously stunning building with ornate steps that need to be seen and climbed in person if you’ve got the legs for it. Azores Fishing offer fishing adventures, taking you out in a boat on the ocean to see what you can catch, or you can try diving with Espirito Azul if you’d rather swim with the fish than try to bait them.