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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Missing things in the Azores

HIGHWAYS We have no highways and the best we can offer are two SCUTs (fast lanes without costs for the user) in São Miguel. In the Azores we do not pay tolls to move around. TRAFFIC JAMS If we are more than 10m in traffic we don’t like it. In the Azores there are no traffic jams, which can stress …

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Maré de Agosto Festival

The Maré de Agosto Festival is a cultural event that has already brought to Santa Maria more than 400 shows, provided by more than 250 different groups and about 2000 musicians. Among them, prominent names in the music scene, national and international, representative of the most diverse aesthetic styles. Many of them, perhaps less well-publicized, have regularly taken on the …

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