São miguel

While in the Azores most probably you will visit the biggest island of the achripelago,São Miguel. It's size? 62.1 km in length and 15.8 km in width. São Miguel is the largest island in population as well counting more than 140.000 inhabitants in its land. The closest island to São Miguel is Santa Maria at the south, only 81 km away. The two islands are on the eastern part of the Azores. 

As the biggest island of the Azores and the most populated one, there are many activities to do while in the island. From canyoning and jeep safaris, to whale watching and swimming with dolphins. São Miguel is a true paradise for outdoor activities lovers! 

Paragliding flights are a unique way to benefit from a breathtaking view over "the Green Island".

If you prefer to explore the underworld, you can go to Gruta do Carvão. It is an ancient lava tube located near the municipality of Ponta Delgada. 

The geological formations of São Miguel Island are ideal to practice rock climbing. If you have never experienced the thrill of this activity, this is definitely where you have to be.

If you wish to observe rare birds, the best spot is at Serra da Tronqueira. Here lives the Azores bullfinch, one of the rarest bird species in Europe.

Whether it is on the land or on the water, São Miguel offers a plethora of outdoor activities for every taste !

  • Main Language
    Portuguese
  • Time zone
  • gps
    37.772885792324/-25.475921630859

What can you do on this Spot

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Good Entry to Snorkeling in Azores
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Easy to get to

Great!
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More creatures than I thought there would be, good visibility.

Anti - boredom
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Super

Great day
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Great place to kayak and swim

Awesome Adventure
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Whoa!
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Such a cool experience!
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Amazing Day
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Gorgeous, all of it.

Expérience au top!
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Sao Miguel est une île parfaite ! Je recommande à tous le monde de visiter les açores :D

Lots of adrenaline!
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Amazing wild jungle, incredible landscape

Review canyoning 16-8-18
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Beautiful.

Super activité
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L'endroit est très bien choisi pour apprendre à des débutants

Good company, uninteresting reef
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I enjoyed the very short boat ride to the dive spot, but there just wasn't much to see. I was constantly dodging red jellyfish that sting. Luckily they weren't too hard to spot, but they made the experience very unpleasant. As a snorkeler, there wasn't a ton to see. We saw a good bit of small fish, but very few colorful fish, and no colorful coral or fish swimming among the coral.

A fun morning at Sete Cidades
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Gorgeous views!

Great and outstanding experience with lifetime memories
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Great Spot to see Whales and Dolphins during the whole year.

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