The Bed & Breakfast

Argonauta (Argonaut) historically stands for the “brave navigator”. Dating back at least three centuries, the original building
was thoroughly remodelled in 1929, when it featured the first bathroom in Fajã Grande and the only piano on the island of Flores.

Islands of beauty

Flores and Corvo are the only Açorean islands emerging from the American tectonic plate, and they are, therefore, the most stable islands of the whole Archipelago – firm land which doesn’t shake.

 

 

 

Rooms & Suites

Choose from a variety of sizes and styles. Rustic Class & Warmth. Cool season prices with breakfast.

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Courelas

En Suite, 2p, Queen.

€60night 2p
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Pátio

En Suite, 3p, Queen, SofaBed

€75night 2p
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Suite 2000

En Suite, 3p, Queen, SofaBed

€85night 2p
Suite Noroeste

Suite Noroeste

En Suite, 5p, King, Single, SofaBed

€125night 2p
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Suite Sudoeste

En Suite, 5p, King, Single, SofaBed

€125night 2p

Rustic Comforts

Our en-suite accommodation consists of 3 rooms (Pátio and Suite 2000 with private entrance/exit and the last with kitchenette) and the 2 upper Suites, Flores’ largest bedrooms. All the rooms are detailed in volcanic rock and wood. Breakfast is served in the Dining Room which opens onto the patio.

The uniqueness of the place

Fajã Grande has some 400 inhabitants and, lying on the “alternative” west coast of Flores, it is Europe’s westernmost village. It is situated on the seashore of a coastal plain (fajã) and is enclosed by a high cliff of 100 meters with about 20 waterfalls and seven lakes, place of bird nests.

 

 

 

 

Mythology and Location

The epic tale of the sailing adventures of Jason and the Argonauts – the crew of the ship Argo in the Aegean – soon became a symbol of maritime heroism in Greek Mythology as well as other works like the famous Odyssey. Looking at the Portuguese world, Ulysses’ voyage could have brought him all the way to former Olisipo (Lisbon), thereby linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic with an early “voyage of discovery”. Not mentioning such about an Atlantis land, with its mysterious tales?

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About Us

Argonauta stands near the parish church. Dating back at least three centuries, the original building was thoroughly remodelled in 1929, when it featured the first bathroom in Fajã Grande and the only piano on the island of Flores. Since 1991, the small Guesthouse has been functioning with a resident owner, registered as private lodging with local tourist authorities; in 2016 a new Argonauta took the helm, renovating and continuing its peacefully welcoming visitors from any culture to Fajã Grande and Flores Island for the 26th consecutive year! Today’s Argonauta features a warm place where feelings spouse in a while the stay for the discovery of this island; it will be the wanted place to have a rest after a great walking or a sunny bath, surrounded of many other books, pictures and stories from many countries.. one will no stop to travel! All within the 5 art rooms and suites with bathroom into the main house. The house step also into the future sharing a goal with the past: to guarantee the usual, personal, high-Atlantic hospitality to guests, providing them with the secret maps for breathtaking walks, car & photographic tours, kayaking, canyoning, or marine and lake routes.

Reviews from Our Guestbook

Our third visit to the Argonauta. How lovely to find it still as nice under the care of Stéfano. Fajã Grande is so peaceful and friendly. Our "room at the top" is a lovely as ever and the bear and tiger on the bed were very friendly! The Cory's Shearwaters are such a wonder to hear and to see as they fly in at night. Thank you.
May 14th 2016
Julia Baker & Barry KennaughLapworth, England
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