São Miguel Island

Going to visit São Miguel island? Discover the best things to do on your trip to the Azores archipelago. Top tours, travel tips and verified reviews!

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Have you ever been to São Miguel Island?

The largest island in the entire archipelago, the island of São Miguel has some of the most spectacular landscapes of the Azores. Inside the island are the crater lakes of Sete Cidades, one green and the other blue, also Lagoa do Fogo and waterfalls, mandatory stops for any traveler in the area. In addition, its capital Ponta Delgada offers quality urban tourism, and is the starting point of your trip. Enjoy the belvederes, thermal gardens and fall in love with the natural beauty of the island of São Miguel.

Best Things To Do in São Miguel Island

1 - Guided tour of the Sete Cidades and Lagoa de Fogo

Located on the island of São Miguel, the Sete Cidades Lagoon is the largest fresh water lake in the Azores Archipelago, with a length of 4.2 km2 and a depth of 33 meters. Declared one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, in the category of Non-Marine Aquatic Areas, it is composed of two lagoons - Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul - linked together and surrounded by a breathtaking scenery.

2 - Half day big truck Lagoa do Fogo

Located on the beautiful and verdant São Miguel Island, in the enchanting Azores Archipelago, Lagoa do Fogo is the second largest Lagoon of the Island of São Miguel, and also the highest, classified since 1974 as a Natural Reserve, such as its natural value and landscaping Occupying about 1360 hectares, in the caldera of a dormant volcano that will have formed about 15,000 years ago, giving shape to the great volcanic massif of the Serra de Agua de Pau, Lagoa do Fogo enchants by its natural beauty and phenomenal dimension, arriving at reach 30 meters deep.

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What People Are Saying

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"We booked this excursion and the first day was so good we immediately booked a second day of Jeep touring through this company. Alice was very helpful in booking our tours and Telmo was a miraculous guide. Telmo has lived on Sao Miguel for his whole life and clearly has great knowledge of the towns, history, culture, geography and botany. He constantly adjusted the plan to suit our wishes and to try to manage the variable weather and never hesitated to take photos of my wife and I for us. We had the pleasure of dining with Telmo at two fabulous restaurants that seemed infrequently found by the tourists. Overall, he took us to numerous amazing places we would never have found on our own. We are truly so grateful that he made our trip to the Azores as magical as it could be!"
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"We went for a tour around the island with Sabrina and it was amazing. She's an incredible guide, always kind and also very knowledgeable. If you're planning on doing a tour with her, rest assured she's one of the best you'll find!"
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"I was a little apprehensive about going off road but what a beautiful way to see the country. Mario was fabulous! He kept away from the fog and tailored to our wants. Highly recommend!"
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"Muito boa pessoa. Simpática muito prestável. Aconselho a 100%. Vou voltar a fazer mais uma visita com essa senhora pois adorei. ?"
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"We toured with Sabrina and had such a wonderful day!! We ate Cozido das Furnas (the stew cooked in the earth), swam in the hot springs, shared stories, drank tea, and had a blast. This trip felt like touring with a friend rather than a guide."
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"Delfim and Telmo were great tour guides and even better companions. They knew the whole island, and all of the private ins and outs to see as much as possible. They took us to the best vantage points to see all of the popular sites, and even more secluded locations that most people wouldn’t get a chance to experience. Each day with them we were taken to all of the hidden gems, as well as restaurants and cafes throughout the whole island. We would highly recommend them, and will be utilizing them again when we return!!"

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