Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Ribeira Grande

The island views, gardens and hot springs display a scene truly unique to Ribeira Grande. This city's hiking, local tours and cheese shops draw many visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Ribeira Grande

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Ribeira Grande a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Campo de Golfe (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Batalha Golf Course (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Jardim Jose do Canto (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ribeira Grande

Travellers appreciate the island views and beautiful gardens, which is just a taste of what Ribeira Grande has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Ribeira Grande is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lagoa do Fogo (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Ponta da Galera Beach (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Lagoa das Furnas (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Lagoa Pools (7.7 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Poca da Dona Beija (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Terra Nostra Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Ribeira Grande

The nearest airport is in Ponta Delgada (PDL-Joao Paulo II), located 14.4 mi (23.2 km) from the city centre.

Can I find a vacation rental around Ribeira Grande?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 596 vacation rentals near Ribeira Grande. From 195 flats & apartments to 356 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ribeira Grande for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ribeira Grande?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ribeira Grande. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rabo de Peixe: 485 vacation rentals
  • Pico da Pedra: 474 vacation rentals
  • Lagoa do Fogo: 622 vacation rentals
  • Porto Formoso: 202 vacation rentals
  • Batalha Golf Course: 618 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Ribeira Grande! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.