Arruda Pineapple Plantation

Arruda Pineapple Plantation

Arruda Pineapple Plantation
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  • James O
    Cork, Ireland796 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and informative 30 minutes
    Interesting and informative on the growth and pollination of pineapples. Even a few families seemed to be enjoying it, albeit it may all be a bit much for toddlers who seemed to simply enjoy running around. About 30 minutes should suffice as the shop is very expensive and the hut selling juice and pineapple sections at the side of the shop charges crasy prices. I realise they are trying to keep the place open and its free entry, but charge a little less for your fruit products, and you would sell much more. We had a guide as a part of a trip, so I'm not sure how the walk in visitors get a guide or information.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Robert D
    3,873 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    See pineapples growing under glass
    The Arruda Pineapple Plantation is in Ponta Delgada. It takes about two years for pineapples to grow on the Azores. They are grown in glasshouses with the roof painted white in summer and left clear in winter. You can visit the various glasshouses with the different stages of pineapples growing in each. There is also a gift shop with pineapple products.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 19, 2023
  • WoWo
    London, United Kingdom73 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit
    Our self-guided tour of small plantation was great. The cafe has an excellent selection of pineapple foods and drinks to eat plus a free sample. Also jam, liquor etc to buy. Allow about an hour
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Camper20951339774
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    very nice to take a look in the greenhouses, the visit is free. At the end you can taste some delicious jam a liquer
    very nice to take a look in the greenhouses, the visit is free. At the end you can taste a free liqueur and pineapple jam, this jam is heavenly. I bought this too, and we also ordered a delicious lunch. In the shop / restaurant you can buy various things and eat and drink. Parking is on their own property.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 23, 2023
  • rdubbs08
    Edmond, Oklahoma7,574 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    At least it is free...
    At least it is free - if we had paid for admission, I would be giving 1 star. This was a bit off from what we were expecting, but gave us a good late afternoon stop on the way back to the hotel from the day. You are able to see several small green houses where pineapples are growing. The time there is self-guided and a bit uneventful. In the gift shop, which oddly sells higher end items, you can taste pineapple liquor, but not actual pineapple which I thought was odd. I am not really sure it is worth your time or not, you will have to decide that - but again, at least it is free!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 7, 2024
  • Lizzie0909
    Munlochy, United Kingdom3,302 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting
    We came here as part of our trip around the island. It was a private trip, not one from our cruise ship. Lovely to hear that it’s one of the oldest pineapple plantations and that it takes about 8 months to grow the pineapples. Also fascinating to hear that they smoke the growing pineapples to kickstart the growing. It’s free! What’s not to like. Nice shop selling “Pineapple “ related items. Recommended.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 11, 2024
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São Miguel, Portugal119 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
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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GijsAnton
Enschede, The Netherlands15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • 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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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York3,873 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The Arruda Pineapple Plantation is in Ponta Delgada. It takes about two years for pineapples to grow on the Azores. They are grown in glasshouses with the roof painted white in summer and left clear in winter. You can visit the various glasshouses with the different stages of pineapples growing in each. There is also a gift shop with pineapple products.
Written September 19, 2023
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WoWo
London, UK73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Our self-guided tour of small plantation was great. The cafe has an excellent selection of pineapple foods and drinks to eat plus a free sample. Also jam, liquor etc to buy. Allow about an hour
Written September 30, 2023
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Heather H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This was such a lovely little way to spend an afternoon. The tour is somewhat short and self guided but it’s pretty interesting to see how pineapples are grown. Some great Instagram moments and a lovely taste of pineapple at the end! If you have some time to spare it’s a great (and affordable—- read “free”) way to spend an hour or so!
Written April 12, 2023
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Camper20951339774
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
very nice to take a look in the greenhouses, the visit is free. At the end you can taste a free liqueur and pineapple jam, this jam is heavenly. I bought this too, and we also ordered a delicious lunch. In the shop / restaurant you can buy various things and eat and drink. Parking is on their own property.
Written November 23, 2023
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Ruth N
cumberland, ME31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
There was no "tour" but we wandered around a few greenhouses. The gift shop was open, mostly selling stuff not local to the Azores (like cashmere scarves and plastic pineapples made in China. . . . ). We were offered a tiny taste of pineapple liqueur but it was really awful (we had pineapple liqueur elsewhere which was much better). We did peek in some windows that looked like it might have been a tasting room or cafe but no one offered anything and there were no signs regarding open hours. Kind of a wasted trip.
Written May 15, 2024
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CSNunes
Porto, Portugal149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
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, MA33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
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, NH249 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
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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