Special offers for our Guests
1.) Free pick up from the airport "São Paulo II" in Ponta Delgada
Don't waste your precious time trying to find your vacation home, we will pick you up at the airport and guide you to "Lobo do Mar".
2.) We do reservations to get your personal rent car - no charge
Usually we get a free upgrade to the next higher category, e. g. Cat. „B“ (bigger car) for the price of Cat „A“ from the car rental company for our guests, depending on availability and season.
3.) Guided Island Tours with our 4x4 SUV
2.) Travelling back in time and visiting the two tea factories on the north coast of the island, seeing the old production machinery dating from 1886 and manufactured in the UK, which is still in use, is another wonderful experience. You may see how the tea leaves are harvested (depending on the season) and how the leaves are processed to become a delicious drink. Of course you will have a cup of different teas with a biscuit or two.
The plantations of "Gorreana" and "Porto Formoso" with their vast areas of camellia hedges, is a feast for the eyes.
On this trip we will have lunch at the "Restaurant Caldeiras" on the return journey.
3.) Another day long trip takes us along the coastline of the south and the east, all the way up to "Nordeste" with its spectacular lighthouse and fabulous picnic areas with well equipped barbeque places and very well maintained gardens along the rugged cliff tops.
The trip includes lunch at the "Restaurant Tronqueira" in Nordeste.
Most modern e-bikes from Riese & Müller / Germany
Riding a bicycle on our island is not that easy, even with a battery powered electric motor acting as a big help.
The topography of São Miguel consists of steep hills and mountains, as well as steeply inclined roads and paths.
Those areas can be dangerous for our cycling guests, therefore we prefer flat and even spots like the lake of "Furnas" with its steaming and bubbling volcanic hot mud holes and acrid smelling "fumaroles".
The e-bikes will be transported with our 4x4 SUV to the lake, from where our guests start the bike tour.
Midway we recommend the visit of the "Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre". A bit further along, we will pass the old "Chapel of Nossa Senhora das Vitórias", a really unique looking little church.
For our lunch break we will stop at the "Restaurant Vale das Furnas" outside of Furnas, close to the camping ground.
You should spend the afternoon in the "Parque Terra Nostra", a beautiful botanical garden where the large geothermal pool is a unique feature. It is fed by two hot springs inviting you to take a relaxing hot bath at any time of the year.
Dagmar Mehlis-Doering and Wulf H. Koehler
We are a German couple who have been living on São Miguel, the main island of the Azorean archipelago, for more than ten years.
Apart from German, we speak English, French and Portuguese.
We live directly next-door to the apartment and will gladly provide you with ideas for your sight-seeing tours, transportation, restaurants, whale-watching or souvenirs.
You are welcome to use our extensive library of travel guides and books on the Azores’ flora and fauna.
We can also pick you up from the airport in Ponta Delgada if you would like us to.