Arruda Pineapple Plantation

Arruda Pineapple Plantation

Arruda Pineapple Plantation
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  • James O
    Cork, Ireland800 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Robert D
    3,872 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 September 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 September 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 November 2023
  • rdubbs08
    Edmond, Oklahoma7,585 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 April 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2024
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Cathy S
Toronto, Canada18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Our tour guide from the bus was informative but the staff at the plantation were there to sell you products. We were all disappointed that there was no opportunity to taste the pineapples, only liqueur.
Written 26 May 2024
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hammer1529
Cape Coral, FL23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
There is nothing to see here, it is some greenhouses with pineapples. It should take you less than 3 minutes to see everything that is here
Written 24 May 2024
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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 15 May 2024
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Lizzie0909
Munlochy, UK3,302 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 11 May 2024
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Anne S
Leeds, UK573 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Came here on a cruise excursion. Relatively little to see - it's just lots of pineapple plants in numerous greenhouses. The pineapple liqueur we tried was not to our liking.
Written 23 April 2024
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rdubbs08
Edmond, OK7,585 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
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!
Written 7 April 2024
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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 23 November 2023
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Sean O
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Nice place till I needed the bathroom
,I'm a male and can tolerate most public toilets but this must have been the worst I have come across in a long time . I opened the door the stink, and bin was overflowing and declined. So after I declined to do tasting in the shop. I always say a toilet is always a good judge of an establishment .
Written 18 November 2023
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NDMtraveller
Uxbridge, Canada3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Cost us 10 euros each way from Ponta Delgado to get to the plantation. Self-guided tour took no more than 10 minutes. Gift shop was uninspiring with many items imported and not unique to Portugal. Refreshment booth and seating area were cute but food and drink were expensive. Not worth bothering especially if you need to take a cab there and back. Nicer gift items for sale in Ponta Delgado.
Written 7 October 2023
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WoWo
London, UK73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 30 September 2023
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