Arruda Pineapple Plantation

Arruda Pineapple Plantation

Arruda Pineapple Plantation
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Aletommy
Brescia26 contributions
Couples
We were expecting a plantation out in the countryside, while this is right in the city, surrounded by houses. This is the only reason for our 4 rating, since the landscape is really not so nice. However, everything else was excellent: the management of visitors in terms of Covid-19 precautions (staff are very diligent and they completely suspended guided tours), information given through panels and QR codes and, above all, what you can taste (and buy) at the bar!
Even if the plantation is quite small, it was a very interesting and "sweet" experience, we recommend it!
Written September 4, 2021
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,596 contributions
Have read that one of the best produce to try is pineapples in Ponta Delgada. At the end of our private tour, we were brought here by our guides. I was excited that we finally got to try some. After strolling through the green houses and the grounds, we found the little gift shop and had to ask about fresh pineapples. Only then that they went to the back and brought out the cut-up pineapple pieces in a cup, 4E each and the pineapple juice was 3E a cup. I was disappointed at how sour both were and with that expensive price tag. It was nice to see the place but you can skip the pineapple.
Written March 13, 2020
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GijsAnton
Enschede, The Netherlands15 contributions
Couples
A (self guided) tour along the Plantation, using QR codes to inform you. For us, that might be even better than with a tour guide, because it allows you to determine your own speed. Much to see and learn, but mostly: much to eat and drink! Everybody who works here is super friendly and the pineapples really taste like The Best Pineapple in the World. Recommend!
Written October 10, 2021
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SaudadesPuraVida
São Miguel, Portugal89 contributions
We have visited the plantation several times over in the past few years. Fortunately the admission is free- a plus, unfortunately, the gift shop has turned into an overpriced "artisan" market, that neglects to emphasize the plantation. In fact, it seems to neglect its product leaving the customers to search around to find any pineapple related products. In addition, it would be beneficial for this company to provide samples of the actual pineapple. Considering the immense cost of these, albeit delicious pineapples, folks are less apt to buy because they aren't sure of the taste and if it is justified by the price. Of course that is just my "oipinaple" :)
Written March 11, 2020
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CSNunes
Porto, Portugal141 contributions
We visit in August 2020 during the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The visit is self-guided, which is good. You can see the several greenhouses with different stages of the pineapple growth (all clearly marked) and they give you a leaflet explaining all details. The greenhouses and area you visit is the oldest part of the plantation which is also good, since you have a the feeling you travel in time. There is a souvenir shop, with limit capacity restrictions. All staff is genuinely nice. There is a esplanade service and tables to eat outside, that has a great pineapple cake and a superb pineapple fresh juice (too die for!!!). All very clean and safe, you have to wear a mask.
Written September 18, 2020
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Maxim S
Somerville, MA24 contributions
Seeing various stages of pineapple growth is of some interest, but doesn't take a lot of time. The store has a lot of craft items, but surprisingly few edibles made out of pineapple. However, all of those that we tried (jam, chutney, mustard) were excellent.
Written July 11, 2021
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LDWG
Keene, NH261 contributions
Then again, the duty-free shop at the airport also has them, for those inclined to risk losing them to overzealous customs agents. The labels on the greenhouse doors did not reflect the cultivation stage (in many cases). We find the pineapples grown here to have a more focused flavor than the Hawaiian ones found in the US. Pineapple jam/marmalade is worth acquiring here, too.
Written February 5, 2020
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Jon
11 contributions
Friends
Small, simple, good. The route is without a guide. There are QR-codes on the route to scan for information. There is also a place to drink and/or eat something.

It's not extraordinary. They're just a few small neat glasshouses. Not a lifechanging experience, just fine.
Written September 24, 2021
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Sunshine650550
155 contributions
We visited the planation in combination with a few other stops.
I did not know that pineapples were grown in the Azores. Turns out they have to be grown in green houses and it takes two years, instead of one tear in the tropics.
The Azoreans are an industrious lot.

A great tour, with a taste of pineapple liquorin the dift shop.
Written February 7, 2021
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David McClure
Lambton Shores, Canada27 contributions
Solo
The Azoreans don't let their climate stop them from growing pineapples .Growing pineapples under glass is a great adaptation in adjusting to cooler growing conditions in the mid Atlantic Ocean . The history of this plantation is so illustrative of the adaptability of these innovative people .The shop sells many interesting pineapple products .A word of warning .The Arruda plantation was hard to find but the people are always friendly and helpful when you get lost .
Written March 23, 2015
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