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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Culture in the Azores

Along with the Flemings, many other inhabitants settled on the islands from mainland Portugal, bringing with them their ways of life and their culture, including the Portuguese language. Currently Portuguese is spoken throughout the archipelago, with very rich and peculiar accents, which vary from island to island. Gothic elements from the early period of colonization appear in some churches and …

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9 Wonders in the Atlantic

Even today, the Azores honor the tradition of these men, receiving tourist cruises and scientific expedition teams and being an important stopover point for travelers in the Atlantic.    Natural beauty is found throughout the Azores archipelago. All the islands have volcanic origin and the traveler can enjoy the lagoons, mountains, active and inactive volcanoes, as well as the luxuriant …

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The special mist of São Miguel

Hidden from the world, somewhere between Europe and America, São Miguel has far fewer tourists than mainland Portugal and most tourist destinations. The visitor will find stunning scenery, fantastic food and friendly people. All in small point! São Miguel is covered with shades of green all year round. Encased in huge craters and active hot springs that bear witness to …

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