Ponta Delgada Shopping
Here’s a look at Ponta Delgada shopping, shops, stores, best buys, and insider tips that other travelers have searched out and passed on for the rest of us.
Decathlon is a shop on the outskirts of Ponta Delgada that has a wide variety of outdoor equipment at some great prices. Those looking for outdoor gear such as walking boots for a good hike will find a lot of good deals here. The service is always very pleasant and friendly here, and you can find a larger assortment in this shop than most of the other outdoor shops in the area.
The massive mall Parque Atlantico is home to hundreds of shops to explore. If you’re looking at the tourist map, its picture of a blue whale might take awhile to figure out without an inside tip like this: the symbol is an indicator for a waterpark. If you do head to Parque Atlantico make sure you pick up some local tea, Cha Gorreana, local brandy, Maracuja, or Ananas. Also, don’t miss the local hand-rolled cigars to take home. Even if you don’t smoke, they make great gifts.
On your way into Ponta Delgada, stop and shop at Green Grocer. It’s a good spot for fruit and snacks to carry with you throughout the day. While you might see some flies around, the fruit is good and at a decent price.
You never know what you’re going to find when you step into a new market. It’s always a fun adventure, especially when you’re travelling in unfamiliar places. At the supermercado you’ll find odd flavors, regional items, and good eats. If you stop in at the start of holy week you can even find Easter bread with a hard-boiled egg – still in the shell – baked into the loaf!
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Ponta Delgada shopping.