With an area of 8.8 km ², Ponta Delgada is an ideal beach destination with saltwater pools and bathhouses equipped with first-aid services.
The economy of this village is based on agriculture, small commerce, services and tourism. One attraction is The House-Museum Dr. Horácio Bento de Gouveia, housed in a typical Madeira house, dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Horácio Bento de Gouveia was a well-known teacher, journalist and writer from Madeira, who published extensive literary works. In what was his house, you can view a variety of antiques and personal belongings of the writer.
If you go to Ponta Delgada in September, make sure to see the festival in honor of the Blessed Sacrament, best known as "Arraial do Bom Jesus", one of the biggest on the island. Pilgrims come from all over the island to this traditional festival, in a demonstration of faith. Every year they fill the parish church built in the fifteenth century and dedicated to the Imaculado Coração de Maria (Immaculate Heart of Mary.