The island of são Miguel is the largest and most charming among all the Azores. Its dimensions are 65 kilometers long and 12 kilometers wide. The island’s population is a little over 120,000 people. This island is quite often referred to as the “green island” because of its beautiful green landscape. There are not many comfortable beaches Practically the entire coastline is a marine rocks that crash into the shore, especially on the East coast. The highest point in the San Miguel mountain Pico da Vara (1103 metres).
The capital of the island — Ponta Delgada (Ponta Delgada).
In the Northern part of San Miguel is “the lake of Fire” (Lagoa do Fogo), where tourists can cook “cozido das Furnas”, the famous Azorean dish (meat, stewed in the hot springs). Way of cooking this dish is quite spicy: a pan of raw meat and vegetables wrapped in cloth and buried in volcanic ash for several hours.
The second largest city on the island after the capital is Ribeira Grande (Ribeira Grande). It is a 20-minute drive from Ponta Delgada. There is quite a beautiful historic centre and beautiful beaches, with very good conditions for surfing. In addition, it is the most convenient point for trips Continue reading
Located in the Atlantic ocean on the very edge of Europe, the Azores are a sanctuary of untouched nature, picturesque hills, extinct volcanoes, lakes and caves. In this tour You will be able to explore two of the most interesting Islands in the Azores, to try local cuisine or just take a dip in the ocean in my spare time.
Excursions: Sightseeing in Terceira island-Angra do Heroismo – whale watching and dolphins (included in price) – review by O. San Miguel (lake of Sete cidades and Fire lake) – Park Terra Nostra valley and Caves – pineapple and tea plantations
The cave of Algar do Carvao – Azores, Portugal
Thu. Departure from Domodedovo, arriving in Lisbon. Connecting flight to the island of Terceira. Arrival, transfer to Angra do Heroismo, accommodation in hotel TerceiraMar 4* on the beach in 15 min walk from the centre.
Fri. Breakfast at the hotel. Tour of the island of Terceira for the day: a visit to the observation deck on Monte Brasil, Continue reading