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 Lajes das Flores - Shore Services

Communications

At the library, on the main intersection up the hill. There are several computers available for use for free, and Wi-Fi also if you choose to bring your own laptop. The opening times 09:00 - 17:00.

The marina has free WiFi.

Banks

There are two ATMs in the town, the one closest to the marina is behind the church.

Banco Comercial dos Açores has one agency at Lajes and another one at Santa Cruz.

Laundry

There are no launderettes in town. Paula's restaurant, up the hill, is a pick-up and drop-off point for the local laundry service. A little expensive but worth it if you have just crossed the Atlantic!  Mrs Pimentel the mother of the marina manager also provides a laundry service.

Provisions

Lages is a very nice little town.

There are however no big supermarkets on the island.  There are 3 stores that are provisioned every fortnight by boat. So the supply of fruit and vegetables sometimes runs low before the boat arrives every second Wednesday (with stores stocked the next day). Meat is frozen; fresh meat is available at a small but excellent butchers in Santa Cruz.

Armazem Helio's (aka Florcash Lda)
The largest of the 3 grocery stores in Lajes. Open from 0900-1800 weekdays and 0900-1900 on Saturdays. On the road towards Faja Grande just passed the sports hall.
Germano de Deus & Filho Lda
Open Mondays 0900-1230, 1330-1830. Tuesday- Friday 0900-1230, 1400-1830. Saturdays 0830-1600. Has a good wine section. Will deliver to the harbour if orders are large enough. Located up the hill beyond the church.
Luis Gregorio de Freitas Lda
Open Monday-Saturday 0900-1800. Run by Luis Marcelino who speaks English. He is happy to deliver to the harbour. Located up the hill beyond the church.

Transport & Travel

Car rental is inexpensive and it is the simplest way to explore the Island. Some taxis also offer tours but most taxis are based in Santa Cruz.

Cheap car hire at the petrol station/garage on the edge of town on the road to the East. 'Paula's Bar' overlooking the Marina will arrange for a hire car to be brought to the Marina for a little extra.

Medical/Health

There is a pharmacy here.

There is a hospital on the island.

Centro de Saúde Santa Cruz das Flores
Largo 25 de Abril , 9970-303 Santa Cruz das Flores , Portugal
Tel:+351 292 590 270
Public medical center

Accommodation

Hotel Servi-flôr
Antigo Bairro dos Franceses , 9970-305 Santa Cruz das Flores
Tel:+351 292 592 453
3 star hotel

Attractions

Posto de Turismo das Flores
Rua Dr. Armas da Silveira , 9970-331 Santa Cruz das Flores
Tel:+351 92 592 369 Fax:+351 292 592 846
Tourist information Center

Restaurants & Bars

Follow the winding street up the hill to reach the long established Beira Mar Restaurant/snack bar recommended by cruisers.  This is also a pick-up and drop-off point for the local laundry service.

Beira Mar Restaurant
Porto das Lajes
Tel:+352 2 92593153
Restaurant and pizzeria
Sylke and Uwe Steiner's Restaurant Casa do Rei
Tel:+351 292 593262/ mobile +351 922 259289
Situated 1.5km out of Lajes towards Faja Grande. The restaurant is run by Sylke who is German but also speaks English and Portuguese. Most of the produce is grown on their farm and the rest is sourced locally. Excellent reviews. They are happy to organise a taxi back to the harbour.
thib119
thib119 says:
Sep 24, 2018 04:38 PM

It is now possible to pay at the marina with credit cards, mastercard and visa accepted. Multi Banco as well. And of course cash. There is a bar that overlooks the harbour, also has a small deli service. Good wifi in the bar. There are hot showers (3 for men and 3 for ladies, free for marina customers) as well as clean toilets. There is one washing machine (4 euro per load) and one drier (I forgot how much it was) both onsite. Two supermarkets up the street. All paperwork is done in the port, look for the grey building in the sea-can area of the port, English spoken. I really liked Flores, plenty of nice short hikes.

Philip Strauss
Philip Strauss says:
May 15, 2018 02:24 PM

Update on Lajes, Flores. The last 5 meters of the inside pier has collapsed, leaning towards the entrance channel into the marina. This will have to be broken and redone, no schedule has been set for it yet.
The longest pier that usually took 3 1/2 boats of 50 feet was damaged in this past winter and was taken out. This leaves only one space for a 50 foot boat in an almost 50 foot boat space. The only alternative 6 meter finger piers, 4 or 5 of them. Since construction there is still no allocated bathrooms for the marina. You must share a public bathroom that is also used by fisherman, and port goers. No hot water.
Still no diesel available in port. The restaurant that served refreshments to the sailors is closing the end of May.
Now a 10 minute walk up the hill is required for lunch and supermarkets.

svgoldenglow
svgoldenglow says:
Oct 02, 2016 12:40 PM

First thing when you arrive and check in at this marina, ask the nice gentleman at immigration for a weather report compared to the shelter this port. He knows the particulars of the shelter (or lack thereof) vis-a-vis the weather in a way that larger weather forecasts cannot assess. He will tell you if it's safe to stay of if you should push on to a safer port.

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