Stay and Experience

Quinta da Abelheira has a panoply of different activity partners, from which you can take advantage at your stay. Book with us and have some great vacations.

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Farm Activities

You can choose to walk along 2 trails at the Estate, enjoy the flora, the birds and the beautiful Azorean landscapes. These include:
* Agricultural Trail – A shorter trail where you can get to know the Farm agricultural activity and participate in rural work;
* Landscape trail – A trail with a special focus on the landscapes, stopping at several viewpoints where you can contemplate different views of the Island;

Partnership activities include

Whale Watching

Twice a day trips to watch them dancing in the Ocean
If you want to spend a quiet family day at sea, taking advantage of the fact that the Azores are one of the best places in the world for whale watching, then this is the ideal activity for you.
Through daily trips lasting approximately 3 hours each year, in the morning or in the afternoon, you will be entitled for a briefing, where the whole history of hunting and whale watching is suitably explained and then proceed to the observation.
For more information or bookings for this activity, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Swim with Dolphins

New aquatic friends? Let's go on this ride
If you want to make new aquatic acquitances, we offer you the opportunity to swim with dolphins, allowing you to know and interact better with this animal within its natural habitat.

When entering the water, properly equipped with wetsuit and diving mask, you’ll be marvelled with the dolphins swimming around you. This is a great opportunity to be very close to them and even hear them. It is certainly an experience you will never forget.

For more information or bookings for this activity, please contact us.

Moto/Quad Renting

Explore the Island by yourself
If you wish to visit the Island by yourself, you can rent several means of transportation. You can visit the Island in different types of vehicles such as:
* Bicycles;
* Scooters 125;
* Motocycle 125;
* Motocyle > 125;
* Quad Motocycle 4 for 1 or 2 people;
Additionally, if you wish, we can also rent cars for your stay. For more information or rentals, contact us.

Horseback Riding

Experience the very best regarding horseback riding and sightseeing
You can try a more traditional method of visiting the Island with the horseback riding that we have to offer.

Know the various tours that we have to propose, always accompanied by a guide and If you do not have enough experience to do so, you can also attend riding lessons with specialized teachers.

For more information or bookings for this activity, please contact us.


Get ready for some sport and marvel yourself with the sights
Quinta da Abelheira can arrange for you a round of golf. Why not?

You can choose two different fields – Batalha and Furnas courses – for a quiet and well-spent afternoon. Alone or withfriends you can enjoy a relaxed afternoon practicing this sport in fields that will get you chapfallen.

For more information or bookings for this activity, please contact us.



Visit the true nature wonders of the Azorean Archipelago
You will be able to explore the diversity of the Azorean Fauna and Flora through many different tours.

You can choose the type of walking tours (trails with different durations and difficulties).The tours are diverse and tailor-made, and will take you to all the natural beauties of the Island, from the coast to the interior; Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo, Furnas, Nordeste – always with a local guide.

For more information or bookings for this activity, please contact us.



From snorkeling to deep-suit-diving, we've got you covered
You will be able to put into practice your diving skills, which can be acquired at the Quinta da Abelheira diving lessons, and get a better understanding of the maritime life of the Azorean Islands.

With a mild temperature and excellent visibility, the Azorean sea allows you to get to know a diverse fauna and flora underwater. We provide you with an unforgettable experience, showing that not everything worth seeing in the

Azores is above water level.

For more information or bookings for this activity, please contact us.

Canyoning / Coasteering

Adventure and heart-racing
If you’re an adventurous person, we present you a unique half-day or full-day experience with daring adventure, surrounded by lush green vegetation with pure ocean water or spring fresh water coming from the Graminhais plateau.

only for people over 6 years old)

For more information or bookings for these activities, please contact us.

Big Game Fishing

Not for the faint hearted. A lot will be going throughout the day
The Azores Archipelago is an important destination for many marine species that make seasonal migrations thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean. There is a lot of bait around – a vital food source that attracts and sustains these large fish during their migration.
Depending on the season, you may find:
* April and June: Tuna, Patudos, Galha-a-ré and Rabilos;
* June to October:Sharks, Marracho / Rinquim, Titre and Hammer-shark;
* July to October:Marlin (blue & White), Spearfish, Wahoo, Golden-fishes and Tuna;
* All year-round inshore fishing: Bicudas, Serras, Anchovies, Lilies, Perch and Grouper.
For more information or bookings for this activity, please contact us.