Whales and dolphins have been coming to the Azores for many years due to the rich amount of fish supply that the sea surrounding the islands have. The islands of Azores, offers you a great opportunity to see these mammals as there are over 20 different types of species that have been seen near the islands.
While you can go whale watching year round, the best time to go is during the summer. There are many operators that offer whale watching tours, and you can find them near the marina in Ponta Delgada. Most tours last 3 hours and the cost can range from 40 to 55 euros. Below is a list of operators that offer whale watching tours.
The Praia do Populo beach is located in the town of Sao Roque, on the island of Sao Miguel, about a 10-15 minute drive from Ponta Delgada. It is one of the many soft black sand beaches, on the island, and a great beach to take a dip on a hot day.
During the summertime the beach is very popular with the locals, as there are restaurants, cafés, and even a hotel near the beach.
These pictures were taken in late November, while it was windy day, the temperature was in the 60’s that day and there were people surfing in the water.