8 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

8 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada
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Ponta Delgada

— 7 nights
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao and Nossa Senhora da Paz will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Igreja do Santo Cristo and Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros), Furnas (Jose do Canto Forest Garden, OMIC - Observatorio Microbiano dos Acores, &more) and Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Porto to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ponta Delgada, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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Sao Miguel travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Gardens
Green Island
Known as The Green Island, Sao Miguel is the largest of the nine islands of Azores and is considered a natural paradise. These islands were discovered in the 15th century and, according to myth, are reputed to be part of the lost empire of Atlantis. Sao Miguel's most prominent feature is a set of twin lakes, one of which is blue and the other green. Visitors also enjoy the island's park, golf courses, beaches, mountains, marina, and ocean views. Stop for a look at the city's monuments and architecture, and experience the cobbled streets lined with a variety of restaurants, shops, bars, and cafes.