Parks and Gardens

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Jardim da Ribeira do Guilherme

Also nicknamed as Quinta do Moinho Garden, it follows along the stream that gives it its name (Ribeira do Guilherme). This garden is a pleasant place for taking a walk next to the water and enjoy the varied flower beds. At the end of the garden you willl find two water mills, which one them was adapted to serve as a local accommodation.
The garden is provided with a picnic straw hut.


Estrada Regional (entre a Vila do Nordeste e a Lomba da Fazenda)

Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 3:45 pm

Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Cancela do Cinzeiro

It is located in the town of Pedreira, 10 minutes away by car from Vila do Nordeste, and its best access can be taken through the forest path that connects to Pico do Bartolomeu. At this park you may enjoy the covered picnic area, children's playground, endemic flora area, training path and walking trails located along a forest section. In the vicinity we highlight the designed area containing specimens of several species endemic to the Azores.


Caminho Florestal – Pedreira Estrada Regional

Always open

Parque dos Liberais

This park is located in a privileged place in the parish due to the view it offers over the island’s north coast.
An ideal site to rest and for having a lunch, it is provided by barbecue equipment, with sheltering areas, allowing a passage to a viewpoint from which you get a magnificent view over the north coast of São Miguel. Here, the vegetation originating in the Azores is privileged and local small fruit farms are recreated, namely citrus, anoneiras (custard apples trees) and other fruits, also having another section intended for aromatic species.

Junto à Igreja N. S. do Rosário Achadinha

Always open

Parque Endémico do Pelado

In Lomba da Fazenda you will find the Pelado Endemic Park, accessible from the parish's center of the town. The coastal low altitude of this area provides greater proximity to the sea, which is why the soil is more arid and the vegetation is more scarce and smaller. Here you can see endemic plants that date back to the island's original vegetation, a feature that is not common elsewhere in São Miguel. Among these species are faia-da-terra (Myrica faya), bracel-da-rocha (Festuca jubata) and urze (Erica azorica).

Caminho do Cemitério, Lomba da Fazenda

Always open

Parque da Morgada

Immerse yourself in a soothing atmosphere, by bird chirping in this pleasant park. Surrounded by vegetation and close to a stream, the park is part of the Lomba da Fazenda Walking Trail (PRC31SMI) and is the ideal place for a family afternoon or just for contemplating the silence that prevails there.
The area is provided with picnic support equipment.

Rua do Pico, Lomba da Fazenda

Always open

Foz da Ribeira das Coelhas

Located close by to the bathing area, you will find an attractive picnic park in the parish of Salga, equiped by parking, toilets, sheltered meal sites by straw huts and a short walking trail to the Salto da Farinha waterfall. Foz da Ribeira das Coelhas is also a place of historical interest, as the Church of São José was built in the parish of Salga (between 1903 and 1908) from stone that was extracted from this place.

Foz da Ribeira da Coelhas Estrada Regional, Salga

Always open

Reserva Florestal de Recreio do Viveiro do Nordeste

The forestry reserve of Vila do Nordeste is a very attractive spot due to its splendid combined features, available equipments and proximity. It is located close by to the historic center of Vila de Nordeste, it is daily maintained, has physical fitness maintenance equipments, a children playground and has both pleasant sheltered picnic area and traditional firewood ovens.
Right at the entrance of the Reserva Florestal de Recreio the visitor can observe an extensive area dedicated to forest nursery, having azaleas hedges sectioning each area, which all blossom during spring time. This site is the largest nursery for the production of endemic species in the Azores .


Rua do Poceirão s/n, Vila do Nordeste

May 1st through September 30th: Monday to Friday 8 am to midnight | Weekends and holidays 10 am to midnight
October 1st through April 30th: Monday to Friday 8 am to 9:30 pm | Weekends and holidays 10:00 am to 9:30 pm

Parque da Ribeira dos Caldeirões

It is one of the most looked over locations in Nordeste for the sumptuous waterfall, the extensive garden that covers and follows along the stream with the magnificent set of water mills.
All the water mills you find here were crucial in the past by contributing to the livelihood of many families from Nordeste and today they are valuable historical elements of the municipality heritage.
In addition to an interpretive circuit of the park, there are other services to visitors so that they can spend more time and enjoy the beauty of this place.


Estrada Regional, Achada

Park: Always open
Tourist Office: March to September (Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10:00 am to 3:15 pm)
October to February (Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm)
Craft Support Center: open every day (summer: 10am to 8pm | winter: 11am to 5pm)
Windmills: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Snack bar: every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (see

Jardim do Município e Jardim do Viaduto

Vila de Nordeste invites you to a relaxing break in its historic center's gardens. The contemplation of these gardens allows us to perceive some of the typical symbolic elements of this friendly Nordeste village, known for its highly taken care flowery gardens, its peaceful silence and feeling close to nature by the sounds of the birds chirping.
One of them is located at the rear side of the Town Hall's building and the other below the Seven Arches' Bridge.


Centro Histórico, Vila do Nordeste

Always open

Lomba da Fazenda leisure park

Enjoy this new park, where you will find an outdoor sports field and a physical maintenance circuit, as well as a picnic area and a garden. Nearby you can also visit Morgada Park, on the north side of the car park.


Caminho do Pico, 9630 Lomba da Fazenda

Always open

Praça da República S/N
9630 - 141 Nordeste


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