Temperate maritime, it is mild due to the influence of ocean currents. Somewhat unstable, but without great variations in temperature. Average air temperature values: 23ºC (73ºF) in summer and 13ºC (55ºF) in winter. Average values of sea water temperature: 24ºC (75ºF) in summer and 17ºC (75ºF) in winter.
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Although temperatures are mild all year round, you should bring sweaters and waterproofs to keep warm and comfortable when you go to the sea.
Caldeira and the Furna do Enxofre; Monte de Nª Senhora da Ajuda; Ilhéu da Baleia; Ilhéu da Praia; Carapacho and its thermal springs and natural pools; Porto Afonso; Barro vermelho and its natural pools; Serra Branca; Baía do Filipe, Baía da Folga; Serra das Fontes; mill-museum of Fontes; water reservoirs - "mother of water"; Cooperative wine cellar; ethnographic museum of Guadalupe; museum of Graciosa; bull ring (unique in the world due to its peculiar location); lighthouses of Ponta da Barca and Ponta da Restinga; São Mateus beach; Poceirões da Vitória; Caldeirinha Pêro Botelho; Santa Cruz parish church; churches of Vitória, Guadalupe, São Mateus and Luz.
Hiking; bicycle rides; boat trips around the island and islets; canoeing; whale watching; sport fishing; diving, snorkeling (apnea); horse and donkey rides (the Graciosa Dwarf Donkey has been recognized as an autochthonous breed); visit to the Graciosa cheese factory; visit to a traditional cheese factory; watch the milking of dairy cows.
We recommend renting a car in advance, at least for a few days of your vacation. We can recommend a car rental company.
Typical fish and crustacean dishes: fresh fried or grilled fish, fish broth, fisherman's sauce, stewed octopus, limpets au naturel or grilled, barnacles and chips. Typical meat dishes: Espírito Santo soups, pork roast, sausage, roast beef. Sweets: massa sovada, sweet rice, queijadas, pastéis de arroz, Donas Amélias and lavadoures. Cheese: cheese from the island and fresh cheese. Wines: angelica, verdelho, brandies and liqueurs.