São Miguel Island

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 !

Spot Snapshot

  • Nearest airport

    Ponta Delgada-João Paulo II

  • Time zone

  • gps

    37.772885792324/-25.475921630859

  • Main LanguagePortuguese

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Ralph
Ralph.G
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Selected option : Snorkeling with dolphins in Sao Miguel

Great Spot to see Whales and Dolphins during the whole year.