A stay at the village of Aldeia da Cuada on the island of Flores offers total escapism and relaxation. Abandoned in the 1960's, when its inhabitants emigrated to America, the Aldeia was restored by Teotonia and Carlos Silva, who combined the rustic style of the past and the modern comfort needs of the present when rennovating the old stone houses. With only the sounds of birds singing and the scent of freshly cut grass and flowers, a holiday at Aldeia offers complete relaxation. The village is now classified by the Regional Government of the Azores as having "cultural heritage with historical, architectural and landscape interest."
Our Azores Experiences are land-only packages that can be tailored in to any of our Azores holidays. They feature extra activities such as cooking tours, trips to some of the remotest - barely inhabited islands, visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites and more. Ask our Azores Specialists to add an Azores Experience into your holiday.
Arrive at the airport and collect your car. Drive to the restored village of Aldeia da Cuada to begin a 3 night stay.
Today, explore the local area on foot or by car. With magnificent scenery all around, there will be plenty of photo opportunities and chances to experience peace and tranquility. Marvel at ragged cliffs, mighty waterfalls, an abundance of lakes and craters and tiny pastures bordered with hydrangea hedges.
Today take a walk through Poco da Alagoinha and visit the small lake and waterfalls. Marvel at the lava solidification at Rocha dos Bordoes and witness views of lush green landscapes across the island. Or take an optional boat trip to see the sea caves on the neighbouring island of Corvo.