Nordeste é uma vila situada no nordeste da ilha, é normalmente mencionada como a mais bela da incrível Ilha de São Miguel, no magnífico arquipélago dos Açores. A região também é famosa por seus belos jardins e pelas ruas e estradas cheias de flores, repleta de beleza natural e uma exuberante vegetação.
Our tour guide Leon explained that Nordeste means North East. You get to see a North East sight of the island on this tour as well as the town of Nordeste. We had a beautiful sunny day and Leon did a great job showing us sights. He was very accommodating and since we covered some sights in the other tours we previously took he adjusted our sightseeing accordingly. He also took us to some additional places we wanted to see but were not part of the tour description. Lunch was included at a nice restaurant that had a beautiful view on the ocean. I have to mention that due to the airline SATA going on strike our arrival date was amended so we had to change the date and city of our pick up location and Leon was very accommodating. He picked us up in the different city from where we were originally supposed to get picked up. The tour is conducted in a van so it is very personal, no large crowds getting in a way of your pictures. There is plenty of stops at beautiful vistas. Most of them we probably would have missed if we rented a car. The roads are in great shape, no potholes, but can be narrow and cut out of the sides of the mountains, so I was very glad we had a professional driver who is accustomed to drive in this area. Leon zipped through the narrow streets of the villages and brought us to some breathtaking places. Thank you Leon for a wonderful day on the NE of the island. We will always remember this great experience.