Folks - i need to plan a 5 day get-away and we can fly non-stop into either Ponta Delgada airport or Terceira Island and looking for destinations within 4 hour distance from the airport (we can rent a car if required)
We are both fond of witnessing the culture of a country and don't like to get caught up in just the 'most popular tourist sites' that we come back very tired after standing in long queues with throbs of tourists. We appreciate natural beauty, street side cafes and open-air farmer's markets more than museums, cathedrals, churches. Cities are usually our second choice and we prefer smaller towns or countryside where we have a greater opportunity to interact with locals
Would love some recommendations!