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Willkommen in der  "Pensão Francisca"

unserem Bed & Breakfast auf Santa Maria, Azoren 

Verbringen Sie Ihren Urlaub auf der noch von den grossen Touristenströmen verschonten Insel Santa Maria, Azoren. Erleben Sie den Spirit von Santa Maria und geniessen Sie die Naturelemente in allen Variationen. Es gibt viel Sonnenschein, hin und wieder Regen, mal ist es windstill dann wieder stürmisch, kristallklares Meer, ruhig, tiefblau und türkisfarben, dann und wann wild und ungestüm, mit brausender und tosender Brandung. Unternehmen Sie Streifzüge kreuz und quer über mit Steinmauern gesäumte Wiesen. Erklimmen Sie teils schmale serpentinenartige Wege in den steilen Weingärten von Maia und der Bucht von São Lourenço, bewundern Sie vom Pico Alto den Ausblick hinaus auf den Atlantischen Ozean und die umliegenden Dörfer, geniessen Sie einen café oder galão in einem der vielen Cafés. Es gibt tausend Gründe uns zu besuchen...

 

unser Filmprojekt April 2013                                                                         ©ProTimer GmbH

Dank unserer zentralen Lage ist der Strand "Praia Formosa" mit drei Gastrobetrieben innerhalb von 35 Gehminuten erreichbar, die nächste Einkaufsmöglichkeit im Dörfchen Almagreira ist nur 600 m entfernt, wo man sich auch ein Süssgebäck und einen Kaffee genehmigen kann. Mittlerweile wurde im April 2014 ein kleines Lokal/Café/Bar in der alten Mühle von Almagreira eröffnet. Das kleine Lokal empfiehlt sich für preiswerte lokale Gerichte und Getränke sowie einen freundlichen Service. Bis in den Hauptort "Vila do Porto", mit einer grösseren Auswahl an Restauranten sind es nur 5 km, bis zur Marina und Fährterminal ca. 6 km.

Hiking trails on Santa Maria Island, Azores

Hiking trails on Santa Maria Island, Azores - overview

PRC2SMA Pico Alto, 6.2 km
PRC3SMA Entre a Serra e o Mar, 9.5 km
PR1SMA  Trilho da Costa Norte (Feteiras de Baixo - Anjos), 9 km
PR4SMA  Santo Espírito - Maia, 6.8 km
PR5SMA  Trilho da Costa Sul (Vila do Porto - Praia Formosa/Almagreira), 7 km

Grande route Santa Maria

to know more details: Grande Trilho - around the island -> to see the maps check "etapas"

there are many more trails to walk, some directly starting from Pensão Francisca, not yet officialy promoted - ask us for more detailed information


 

Tour guides

Annett Fröhlich - tour guide, languages: German, English - download contact/flyer (german)

Paulo Ramalho - anthropologist, tour guide, languages: Portugûes, English - download contact/flyer P. Ramalho (english)

SMATUR - tour guides, excursions, transportes, languages: Portugûes, English - website SMATUR


Disclaimer

For legal reasons, we decline any responsibility using the trails with or without a guide. We cannot be held responsible for the conditions of the trails which may change at any time, especially when weather conditions worsen.
It is always your own responsibility to ensure you have sufficient insurance for your travels.

How to find Pensão Francisca

How to find the bed and breakfast "Pensão Francisca" in Almagreira, Santa Maria, Azores

download the description   Coordinates: longitude -25.107547, latitude  36.963565

From the airport take the road to Vila do Porto, at the roundabout with the small fancy house you take the second exit leading into the town of Vila do Porto.Airport towards Vila do Porto In town you will come to another roundabout/crossing, choose the main street up the hill leading out of town. Roundabout in Vila do PortoStay on the street, you will pass the fire station to your right, then the only two gas stations on this island. gas station left "Repsol"gas station right "Galp"At the next beautifully arranged roundabout take the first exit. This road leads to Almagreira and the beach Praia Formosa. Roundabout to AlmagreiraThe road passes the valley Val Verde, after coming up the slope stay left on the main road. Soon you will pass the two speed bumps at the school of Almagreira. Further to your left is the snack-bar "Café Stop II", at the next junction the street to your right leads to the beach Praia Formosa and our bed and breakfast "Pensão Francisca". how to get to Pensão FranciscaOpposite the junction on the left there is a big old green painted gate with a beautiful archway made from stone. Turn left and follow the narrow street leading south towards the beach "Praia Formosa". After approx. 400 m to your left, passing a big field, you have arrived at our bed and breakfast "Pensão Francisca".

Coordinates: longitude -25.107547, latitude  36.963565

View from Pico Alto, down to Almagreira and the plateau of Tremoçal, in the back Pico Facho and the wind turbines

Stay. Play. Come Again!

Welcome to "Pensão Francisca"

Our beautiful B&B on Santa Maria Island, Azores  

Visit us on the intimate Island of Santa Maria, Azores, a paradise unspoiled by tourism. Experience the spirit of Santa Maria, and enjoy the abundance of nature on offer.
Here we are blessed with year round sunshine, which is only occasionally interupted with rainfall. Often there is a deep and silent calm before a raging storm. Our calm, crystal clear waters are infused with deep blue and turquoise colours, and on occasion disturbed by wild, roaring waves.
You can attempt a hike across fields engulfed in ancient stonewalls, or climb steep trails on the vineyard covered slopes of Maia and São Lourenço. Take a moment to catch your breath and admire the fantastic views from Pico Alto, where you can gaze out over the vast Atlantic Ocean, and surrounding villages of Almagreira, Santa Barbara, São Pedro and Vila do Porto.
Enjoy a coffee in one of the many small, traditional, taverns. There are a thousand reasons to visit us...

Our place is located quite centrally on the plateau of "Tremoçal", close to the village of Almagreira. Within a 35 min walk you will find the famous beach "Praia Formosa", and the closest store and coffee bar are 600 m away. Meanwhile, in April 2014 opened up a small Café/Bar in the old mill of Almagreira where you can get cheap but tasty typcal food. Explore the beautiful Island of Santa Maria by foot, bike/E-bike, or rental car - you will enjoy it!

We are looking forward to your visit.

Warmest regards, Franziska & Christian

 

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