Aldeia da Cuada is a secluded village on the beautiful west coast of Flores.
Sitting on the outskirts of present-date Faja Grande, Aldeia da Cuada was once a thriving agricultural community of over a hundred farmers and their families. It’s residents gradually emigrated to the USA in search of better prospects throughout the 1960s, leaving the village’s farm houses, stables and mills abandoned to the elements. It’s been present-day owners Teotonia and Carlos Silva’s passion to renovate and preserve Cuada’s lavastone houses, retaining their traditional rural style whilst adapting their interiors for more modern living.
There are sixteen self-catering houses in total – from one bedroom up to six bedrooms; all well-equipped for a self-catering stay. A welcome recent addition is the on-site restaurant, serving traditional Azorean cuisine based around local, seasonal ingredients. The nearby village of Faja Grande also has a nice selection of restaurants – it’s just a five minute drive/twenty minute walk away.