Last Updated on 2023-09-17
Tradicampo Eco-Country Houses is your home in the Azores. It is a set of accommodations on the island of São Miguel with various types to meet the needs of different tourists, but always with privacy and comfort as a priority.
It includes Casa da Fonte (Algarvia), an 18th-century building that can accommodate up to 4 people and is full of history.
On the other hand, Casas do Pátio (São Pedro Nordestino) is a Rural Tourism that includes Casa do Tanque, which has two double rooms with the possibility of placing a cot, and Arribana, which is a double room that can also be placed a cot.
Casa da Talha (São Pedro Nordestino) is related to a love story, so it is the appropriate refuge for couples. It has a double bedroom, and a cot can be placed.
We stayed at Quinta das Cycas (Algarvia), the most recent addition to Tradicampo Eco-Country Houses. It includes Casa da Cisterna (1 double bedroom), O Granel (1 double bedroom), Estúdio da Varanda (1 double bedroom with the possibility of connection to Casa do Arco, resulting in a T3) and Casa do Arco (2 double bedrooms, with the possibility of connecting to Estúdio da Varanda, turning to a three-room apartment).
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Our experience at Quinta das Cycas
Our family (4 of us) stayed at Casa do Arco, and the experience couldn’t have gone better!
Casa do Arco has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and a private terrace area that is the ideal choice for families.
The rooms are very comfortable and include a bathrobe and slippers, which helps when packing.
Bath items and beach towels to take to the thermal baths and pool are also available.
We were surprised (on a positive note) that the kitchen pantry is stocked with basic food items and breakfast items.
It was useful, especially on the first day when the flight was delayed and we arrived in São Miguel at night, as we managed to prepare dinner.
To give you an idea, and to mention just a few foods, in the pantry there was pasta, rice, couscous, potatoes, onions, garlic, sausages, tuna, sardines, salt, oil, vinegar, condiments, while the eggs, cheese, butter and milk were kept in the fridge.
For breakfast, there was coffee, different types of tea, including Gorreana tea, chocolate powder for our children, and fresh bread every day. The bread was really good, especially toasted with butter!
Meals could be prepared in the kitchen or on the private terrace, which, in addition to a table and chairs, has a barbecue fully stocked with firewood and which has no extra cost.
We must also say that we received other delicacies such as the traditional queijadas Dona Amélia, passion fruit liqueur, and cookies that our children devoured.
The common areas of Quinta das Cycas
Although the Azores are not a beach destination, our children don’t say no to a dip in the pool, and at Quinta das Cycas there is a shared infinity pool surrounded by a beautiful garden overlooking the sea.
Each accommodation has its sun loungers, so there’s no fuss at the pool.
The gardens are well maintained and have spaces to rest while contemplating some species of the Laurissilva forest that grow in the beds.
You can also stroll through the orchard, dedicate a few hours to playing on the croquet field or take a bike ride, for example, to the Viewpoint of Vigia das Baleias.
Remember that these activities are part of the accommodation experience and therefore have no extra cost.
Advantages we found in choosing Tradicampo Eco-Country Houses
We found several advantages in choosing Quinta das Cycas as a starting point to explore São Miguel, which we can summarize in the excellent accommodation infrastructure, personalized service, and quiet location.
We’ve already talked about the accommodation’s amenities, and I think it’s clear that Casa do Arco has everything you need for family stays.
The service was impeccable both at the reception and on the remaining days of the trip.
Upon arrival, guests receive credentials for Tradiguide, which is a travel guide with (almost) all the tourist attractions in São Miguel.
It is a complete travel guide, and we must confess that after seeing some of these tips, we made changes to our itinerary.
We were also helped in booking the tour where we got to know the Priolo project and choosing activities in the Azores.
We highlight the trails suitable for families and little-known experiences such as purple tea at Chalet da Tia Mercês that deserve more publicity.
Regarding the location, Nordeste is part of the most untouched region of the island, that is, anyone who enjoys hiking and walking in nature as we do will feel like they are in paradise!
We like quiet and peaceful places, and we don’t need the fuss, so Tradicampo was the right choice.
In addition, it has good access to the rest of the island, including the airport and the center of Ponta Delgada.
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How to get to Tradicampo
Expect a journey of around 45 minutes from Ponta Delgada João Paulo II Airport to Quinta das Cycas, in Algarvia (Nordeste).
To get there, you can follow the GPS directions or take advantage of the directions provided by the accommodation:
Leaving the airport, take the highway towards Lagoa and take the 2nd exit (n.º10) towards Ribeira Grande/Nordeste.
At the end of the highway, you will find a roundabout and you will have to take the exit towards Nordeste.
After 32 km, you will find the exit for Algarvia (exit n.º 24), where you must exit. Go under the bridge and continue until a small roundabout where you should take the 1st exit (not the one that indicates Algarvia).
100m later, turn to your left (Rua da Igreja), and after about 500m, you will find Quinta das Cycas on your left.
Final thoughts on Tradicampo Eco-Country Houses
Undoubtedly, the excellent conditions and the personalized service made our stay in São Miguel much more pleasant.
The accommodation had much more than what we were expecting, and the travel tips we received from our host were helpful.
For all this, we recommend Tradicampo unreservedly on your next trip to São Miguel.
*We thank Ricardo Peixoto from TradiCampo for the friendliness he received our family, and all the support in suggesting places to visit and booking tours.
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