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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Dolphins fly in the Azores

This could be the beginning of a description of the image in this article. In this one, the photographer invites the observer to imagine where the dolphin comes from: is it a jump from the water or was it flying smoothly before a flight steeply over the Atlantic? Whatever the reader imagines, the resemblance to a seagull is evident, except …

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It rains in São Miguel! Now what?

Andreia Costa, living in São Miguel, has a very clear idea of what to discover on the island, in addition to the stunning landscapes and lagoons. According to her (she is the author of an alternative route to São Miguel), the island contains often unknown places that are of great interest.   Climatic conditions should not be an obstacle, but …

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Happy birthday, Corvo island!

With a total area of 17.2 km ² and about 430 inhabitants, Corvo is the smallest and least populous island in the Azores archipelago. It would have been discovered at the same tima of Flores island in 1452 by Diogo de Teive, on the return of his second exploration trip to Terra Nova. Its settlement was not easy, and several …

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