Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fonte Hotel - Aldeia da Fonte NEW WEBSITE

With new image, logos and remodelation, Aldeia da Fonte hotel will soon have a brand NEW WEBSITE!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Fonte Hotel - Aldeia da Fonte: Camels lookout Whale Watching Tower

Fonte Hotel - Aldeia da Fonte: Camels lookout Whale Watching Tower

Camels lookout Whale Watching Tower

Fonte Hotel - Aldeia da Fonte located over the "Bay of Pigeons" in the south of Pico island, Azores, and next to Pico Mountain is just in the center of one of the best world sanctuaries of whales and dolphins. These cetaceans live here all year round and it is possible to see them in the middle of winter. Because we are a Bio and Nature Hotel we want to offer our guests the best of our environment we decided to build a private Whale Watching Tower (as you can see on the picture) according to the traditional layout of the old towers. From there our guests can and do watch plenty of sea birds, dolphins and whales. Tipically they spend hours observing the sea and enjoying a very powerful experience full of positive emotions. Our watching tower as become a landmark and a symbol of our hotel contributing to our policies of health and wellness and boosts the natural capacities of the Azores Islands.
Travel to Azores is going back to unspoiled nature and staying in our hotel, a Green Lodging facility is a lifetme experience.

Fonte Hotel - Aldeia da Fonte: Loving Pets

Fonte Hotel - Aldeia da Fonte: Loving Pets

Loving Pets

Fonte Hotel - Aldeia da Fonte is welcoming small pets because we are animal lovers and we know that when you travel you worry about your beloved pets. Pets, after all, are as much part of this world as ourselfs and biodiversity is one of the keywords for life quality and to happiness.
We, humans, are not alone on this planet and we should care about all the other living beings as our companions on this short life of ours.
Therefore our hotel welcomes pets from whom you don't want to separate.
Please let us at the time of booking the pet you are bringing with you and as many details as possible. We will do our best to make your staying unforgetable.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Canadian magazine classifies the Azores as PARADISE

The Canadian magazine "Travel Courier" dedicates its latest edition to the Azores, enumerating the characteristics that make the archipelago a paradise.
The location, mild climate throughout the year, the food, whith highlight for the seafood, tea, pineapple, flora and hospitality with which the Azorean receive visitors, are some of the aspects that deserve attention.

The publication also ranks the unforgettable landscapes of the Azores and highlight some activities: golf, whale watching, geotourism, sailing, surfing, windsurfing and bird watching.

Places to visit, Travel Courier makes some suggestions: "Algar do Carvão" (Coal Algar) in Terceira island, the Interpretation Centre Capelinhos in Faial island, and Pico island.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pico is growing

Pico island keeps to affirm itself as a "trendy" and differentied destination as evidenced by the numbers of the Regional Government the referred this island as the only growth in overnight stays in the last three months!

Miosotis Award

Fonte Hotel - Aldeia da Fonte was awarded with Miosotis - Green Lodging which is a way of recognizing good environmental practices assigned by Azores Regional Government biannualy.
The ceremony was yesterday the 13th in the "Casa da Montanha" (Mountain House) having the reward handed by the Regional Secretary of the Environment.
Miosotis is the name of a small endemic flower of the Azores.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Remodelation finished.. at São João building

As a result of official approval of the remodeling of the hotel, Aldeia da Fonte has remodelated the São João building.
We should like to mention that all our buildings have names of the different hamlets of Lajes do Pico Municipality.
We modernized but keeped in touch with the classical/charming decor of the hotel. All the pictures we are going to use to decorate de rooms have been taken in location as well as people who live there. This way it will be possible to enjoy the outstanding location and gardens of the premises but, at the same time, be in touch with local people and different local sceneries.
We want to offer our guests a truely azorean experience wich will of course include our excellent fish and meat. And the emotions will carry on to our Whale Watching Tower, the NEW sea lounge, that we already shared the pictures, and our special swimming pool just above the Atlantic ocean.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Our NEW Sea Lounge!!


As from the beginning of July our Sea Lounge has opened to our guests. Overlooking the sea it offers the ideal conditions for relaxation in safety and quietness. It is another little "secret" to add to the other ones that already make Aldeia da Fonte an unique place. There you can feel the Azores at it's best!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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Monday, July 2, 2012

RTP 2010

RTP Images of Aldeia da Fonte, Fonte Hotel, in 2010.

Metrosideros and our new Logo

Metrosideros are blooming everywhere in the island!! To anyone wondering where we have gotten the idea for the colors of our new Logo here you gave it...