Praia da Vitoria is a port town on Terceira Island in Azores (Portuguese archipelago), with population around 21,000.
City's urban centre includes the parishes Santa Cruz and Lajes and fronts a ridge overlooking Lajes Airport. It was used as lookout for invaders and pirates, and later as lighthouse and semaphore station. Apart from pasture-lands, the ridge was occupied by Portuguese Air Base 4.
Praia da Vitoria's economy is based on commercial fishing, agriculture and services. Here are located a large marina and Terceira Island's largest sand beach. Lajes Air Base (joint Portugal-USA air force base) is approx 3 km (2 ml) to the north of the city. US military frequent town's clubs and restaurants thus adding to the island's economy.
Downtown Praia da Vitoria has several public squares, two churches, restaurants and hotels. Praia is popular among windsurfers due to the constant seabreezes. Here is hosted the annual triathlon famous for its bullfighting.
Praia da Vitoria cruise terminal
Most cruise ships to Terceira Island (Ilha de Terceira) Azores dock (anchor) at Praia da Vitoria - port town on the eastern coast. Smaller ships may also stop at Angra do Heroismo - port town on the southern coast.
Port Praia da Vitoria cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Praia da Vitoria, Terceira Island, Azores. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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