If you’re visiting the Azores as a decidedly eco-conscious tourist, then Quinta do Bom Despacho is the best place to embrace this way of life. The sustainability concept of Quinta do Bom Despacho permeates every aspect of your stay: from the handmade soaps in guests’ rooms, to the herbs and vegetable gardens that guests are encouraged to pick from, to the fresh, on-site eggs that guests pick, to the large and incredibly beautiful mini ecosystem that is the natural pool on site. The quinta is a prime example of sustainable, high quality tourism in action and an example that all other hotels on the island should try to match, at least in part.

The rooms in the 400 year old quinta are spacious and sweet-smelling, with all of them offering a view onto the organic farm. We loved the green and white colour scheme throughout, as if reinforcing that nature is king here!

There is a communal kitchen with ample appliances for guests to use and the appropriately marked compost and plastics bin. It is small changes like this that, if all hotels were to use, would make a substantial difference in how waste is treated/disposed of.

We loved, too, the outside BBQ area which guests are encouraged to use. It is the perfect place to enjoy a home-made meal with all of the exotic ingredients that the Azores provide!

Location-wise, Quinta do Bom Despacho is hard to beat. Located just outside the historic center of Ponta Delgada, it gives you the ease of visiting the town center but also the luxury of being removed from the hoards of tourists. The location also makes it easy to access the highway for all of your other adventures on Sao Miguel. To the West of the Quinta, the airport is no more than a 5 minute drive.

If you’re looking for something authentic, sustainable and with an unrivaled location, Quinta do Bom Despacho should be your first choice.
Address: R. do Lagedo 62, 9500-213 Ponta Delgada, Portugal

 Phone: +351 296 683 054

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