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From major tourist drawcards to lesser known delights, the area around Santa Cruz da Graciosa is brimming with fabulous attractions. Places in the vicinity of Santa Cruz da Graciosa are Velas, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the north, and Sao Roque do Pico, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northeast.
Once you've fully explored Santa Cruz da Graciosa, visit the nearest regional area. Velas is around 30 miles (48 kilometers) away and features visitor attractions such as Pico da Esperanca, Igreja de Sao Jorge and Velas Bullfighting Arena. Ponta de Rosais and Velas Marina are also good places to spend time.
For a window into the local culture, go straight to Azores' craft workshops.
Have you always wanted to have a go at paragliding? The Azores area is a good place to have a go. When you hear the call to adventure, follow the lead of active locals and spend the day rock climbing and mountain climbing.
Why not treat your tastebuds for a tour of Azores' eating establishments. Limpets and barnacles are some of the local ingredients. Why not try cozido das furnas (meat stew) or inhames fritos (fried yams)? Both dishes are popular in this area. Queijadas da graciosa (graciosa custards), is the perfect way to wrap up your meal.
At the end of your holiday in this unique place, say goodbye the way locals do, with a hearty "Adeus."
Short and long stay accommodation options in Santa Cruz da Graciosa are rather limited. View the latest listings and deals on Expedia's easy-to-use Santa Cruz da Graciosa hotels page.
Located in the heart of Santa Cruz da Graciosa, this hotel is 5.6 mi (9 km) from Graciosa Caldera.
Situated near the airport, this villa is 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from Graciosa Caldera.