• Europe’s last west

    UNESCO Flores Biosphere Reserve embraces a considerable variety in culture, cuisine and traditions spanning centuries

  • Waterfalls

    Breathaking landscapes, impressive flora, fascinating volcanic features and amazing hiking paths 

  • Eco-System

    Natural evolutionary laboratory with a significant number of endemic species found nowhere else in the world

  • Old Firm Land

    Safe, welcoming and affordable. An outdoor paradise for marine, forest and mountain adventure activities

  • Where vessel are shipwrecked

    Isolated in the North Atlantic to explore 365 days each year, an hotspot for cultural and bio-conservation

  • Turismo de Natureza Exuberante Esclusivo

    Rich gastronomy, based on local products of excellence, a World’s most Sustainable Tourism Destination

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.

Celebrating our

Celebrating 26 years

The News: 47Km Hiking - Grande Rota

Grande Rota das Flores. Inaugurated on August 18th 2016, after North and East paths completion in conjunction to the existing West paths 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.



En Suite, 2p, Queen.

€60night 2p


En Suite, 3p, Queen, SofaBed

€75night 2p

Suite 2000

En Suite, 3p, Queen, SofaBed

€80night 2p
Suite Noroeste

Suite Noroeste

En Suite, 5p, King, Single, SofaBed

€125night 2p

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 less then 200 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 7 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.

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You’ll be surprised how one could feel this island and enjoy adding one or more of our Vacation Packages.

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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