Santa Maria

Santa MariaAfter the goodbye to São Miguel, and after a flight of 52 nautical miles south, about 15 minutes, we landed at the international airport of the island of Santa Maria, the third smallest of the Azores – 92 km2.
The first sensation is of peace and tranquility provided by the warm atmosphere, characteristic of the Azorean islands.
In the landscape, Santa Maria presents a landscape marked by the contrast of the plain of its western half, where the Airport and the parishes of Vila do Porto, São Pedro and Almagreira, and the other eastern half, much more rugged, are located the parishes of Santa Bárbara and Santo Espírito, and the highest point of the island, Pico Alto.

 


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Walking in Sete Cidades, Azores

Sete Cidades offers several certified, easy and medium difficulty trails. They all take advantage of the best that Sete Cidades have: breathtaking landscapes, privileged views of the Atlantic Ocean, viewpoints that fill our eyes with thousands of green tones and two lagoons, unique in their colors. One of the proposed trails, about 13km, is of medium difficulty and bypasses the …

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Sanctuary in Faial island

The boiler is about 400m deep and 2 km in diameter and inside we can find endemic flora of the Azores. Although not allowed to descend to the bottom of the crater, the visitor has a spectacular trail that surrounds the entire area of the caldera. Click here to see the trail.  

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