THE BIG GREEN ISLAND
Sao Miguel is the largest island of the archipelago with more than half of Azoreans living in on this vegetation rich islands. In fact it has been nicknamed the Green Island due to its exuberant nature, great lakes and magnificent coastal area.
Sao Miguel is the principal hub of communication with the exterior with an International airport that moves more cargo and passengers than all other islands combined.
The island of São Miguel is made up of 6 municipalities spread over a surface area of 747 km2.
The airport, about 2 kilometres from the centre of Ponta Delgada, provides daily service to Europe via Lisbon as well as regular inter island flights. The flight between Ponta Delgada and Lisbon lasts about 2 hours. Weekly flights to the United States and Canada are available through the various charter companies operating on the island. From whichever location you arrive, you will find São Miguel full of a natural beauty that will satisfy the most demanding traveler.