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  • Address: Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal, Portugal

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Vila Franca do Campo Tours

Founded in the 15th century, Vila Franca do Campo rose to become the largest on the island of São Miguel. It served as the capital of the Azores in the 16th century when it was tragically hit by a major earthquake. The capital was moved after the earthquake and subsequent mudslides destroyed much of the settlement as it was then. Following its reconstruction, it became an agricultural hub, particularly for orange and pineapple plantations. Some of the most beautiful architecture on the island can be found in its modernist lighthouse and many churches and convents. 

There is also a small caldera (volcanic crater) just off its shore forms a popular natural swimming pool. The isle is green and lush, the beach is lovely and clean, and the lake at its center forms a nearly perfect circle. The Islet of Vila Franca do Campo is classified as a nature reserve, which helps to maintain its raw beauty.

Practical Info

Vila Franca do Campo is located on the southern end of São Miguel Island in the Azores, Portugal. Most flights arrive in Ponta Delgada, from which it’s about a 20-minute drive to Vila Franca do Campo.

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Whale Watching in the Azores - Full Day, Ponta Delgada, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Whale Watching in the Azores - Full Day

After the 3 hour whale watching tour we stop in Vila Franca do Campo to have lunch in a local restaurant, included in the price. Then we board a converted ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $95.77
Full-Day Furnas Valley Tour Including Lunch, Ponta Delgada, Dolphin & Whale Watching
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Furnas Valley Tour Including Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Depart from Ponta Delgada for a full-day tour of a visit to ceramic factories, with stops at viewpoints in Caloura, Vila Franca Do Campo and Furnas. Visit the ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.83
São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch, Ponta Delgada, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Discover the East half of São Miguel island, including Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall, tea plantations and more!  ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.63
Full-Day Whales & The Princess Ring Islet, Ponta Delgada, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Whales & The Princess Ring Islet

Whales, Food, and the Princess Ring Islet - Full Day. Enjoy a Whale Watching boat tour, local food lunch at a seafront village restaurant, and ferry ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

From USD $105.34
Furnas Hot Springs Half-Day Tour, Ponta Delgada, Dolphin & Whale Watching
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Furnas Hot Springs Half-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Furnas, known for beautiful Valley, due to its paradisiacal scenery, and a Village that has a lot to offer us, namely its Lagoon, Terra Nostra botanic Garden, ...  Read more

Location: Furnas, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.87
Walking Tour: Lagoa do Fogo from Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Walking Tour: Lagoa do Fogo from Ponta Delgada

ONLY ON WEDNESDAYS - This walk takes place in the south-central area of Sao Miguel. A part of this walk is done along a levada (an irrigation channel). Along ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $65.84
Nail Hill Hiking Trail, Ponta Delgada, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Nail Hill Hiking Trail

Go for a walk on the most know and one of the best hiking trails on the island of São Miguel, admire a wonderful waterfall while enjoying a picnic in the ...  Read more

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $101.75

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