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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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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Emigration with love (and humor)

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Pico wine among the best in Portugal

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