São Miguel

Occupying an area of around 747 square kilometers, divided by 6 different municipalities, São Miguel is the largest island of the Azores and one of the main communication ports of the Region with the outside.


São MiguelSão Miguel closes in its interior a whole set of natural beauties able to satisfy the most demanding tourist, especially in the landscape field.
It has an airport, located about 5 km from Ponta Delgada, daily visited by a regular passenger air transport, which connects directly with Europe, via Lisbon, on a route that lasts approximately 2 hours.
São Miguel lives not only in natural beauty. The island has become increasingly prominent in the world-wide surfing and paragliding scenarios, as well as in the various activities linked to the ocean. Big game fishing, whale watching and diving with dolphins and sharks are some of the great experiences provided in São Miguel.

 


 

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Pico wine among the best in Portugal

Over a thousand wines and sparkling wines were tasted and evaluated. Of these, a total of 68 were awarded, most notably the Douro region, which won 28 awards. The “Passion for Prestige Wine” award went to eight producers. Among them, three red wines, all DOC Douro: Costa Boal Homage Douro red Grande Reserva 2011, from Costa Boal Family Estates; Quinta …

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What to eat in São Miguel

Furnas stew It is the most popular dish in São Miguel. The stew is a mixture of meats – pork, chicken and beef – sausage and vegetables. What distinguishes it from a traditional stew is that it is cooked underground by volcanic steam and without water. It is a meal prepared by Mother Nature! On the banks of Lagoa das …

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Bathing in hot springs

Although the Azores are bathed in relatively warm waters, it can still be a little cold. The good news is that there are warm waters where you can take a dip, get a massage with hot natural water or just relax and meditate.   These hot springs are common on the island of São Miguel. Poça da Dona Beija, Caldeira …

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