Terceira Island is an authentic natural treasure in the heart of the Atlantic. Find out what you can't miss on the green island in autumn.
Terceira Island offers a variety of natural settings that cannot be missed. One of them is Algar do Carvão. It is one of the most iconic places on the island. Algar do Carvão is a unique volcanic cavity, with an underground lake and incredible rock formations. Exploring its depths reveals an unforgettable experience, with stalactites and stalagmites that defy gravity.
One of the places not to be missed is the Serra do Cume Viewpoint. Situated at an altitude of 545 meters, this viewpoint offers a breathtaking view over the characteristic agricultural landscapes of Terceira Island. What makes this place truly special is the mosaic of pastures divided by volcanic stone walls that stretch as far as the eye can see. It is known as a “patchwork blanket”.
You can also visit Lagoa das Patas, an oasis of tranquility. Surrounded by lush greenery, this lagoon is a perfect spot for picnics and relaxing walks. Its natural beauty is simply enchanting.
History in Angra do Heroísmo
The city of Angra do Heroísmo, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the must-see places during your visit to Terceira Island. In autumn, the mild weather allows you to explore the cobblestone streets and admire the historic architecture, including churches and fortresses. Visit Monte Brasil for spectacular panoramic views over the city.
The local cuisine
The gastronomy of Terceira Island is a celebration of authentic flavors, reflecting the Azorean heritage and the use of local resources. Meat is one of the main raw materials for many of the island's traditional dishes. The most traditional are rump, cracklings, liver sauce, sausage, black pudding and rabbit. There is also no shortage of fresh fish dishes, as expected. The “boca negra” and the “veja” are much appreciated.
In terms of sweets, you must try the famous Dona Amélia queijada, the coscorãos, the sonses, the cornucopias and the rice pudding.
The best outdoor activities
For nature lovers, Terceira Island is a true paradise. You have the opportunity to take advantage of activities on land, such as trails and sea activities, such as whale watching.
On Terceira Island, take the opportunity to enjoy long walks in the open air. Our walking tours allow you to discover the best landscapes that nature hides. Since the settlement of the islands, the connection between the settlements was made by paths that ran through the mountains, plains and valleys. Currently, the paths that once shortened distances have become trails that run through our history and our natural heritage. The challenge will be chosen by you, in a unique landscape shaped by volcanoes. Put on your boots, grab your backpack and set out to discover a good trail. Book your experience with us here.
The whale and dolphin watching tour, is an activity that can be enjoyed throughout the year on Terceira Island, but autumn is also an excellent time for it. During this season, you can spot several species, including sperm whales, dolphins and even some blue whales. Our whale and dolphin watching tours are an opportunity to discover and admire the marine mammals of the Azores in their natural habitat. Using the technique of strategically positioned lookouts on the south coast of the island, our boats set out to spot these unique animals, on a trip that is a mix of fun, adventure, discovery and scientific knowledge. In just a few hours, we will provide you with an unforgettable experience! Book your experience with us here.