The Azores | São Miguel Essential Bundle
The experience of a lifetime awaits on the biggest island of the Azores archipelago!
Why we love this deal:
- This travel package takes the stress out of having to plan everything by yourself.
- Often referred to as Europe's “Best Kept Secret”, the Azores have become an increasingly popular destination with year-round appeal for travelers. Just four hours from Boston, the Azores are now easier to access and explore than ever before.
- A customizable itinerary! Add more nights to your stay, local excursions, or even a car rental.
We recommend booking airport transfers or reserving a rental car (both available during the booking process).
Take the day to stroll around Ponta Delgada’s city streets. Ponta Delgada, the main city, is not only the hub of the island but the capital of the Azores. Ponta Delgada evokes all the charms of Europe with cobbled streets, sidewalk cafes, and a thriving culinary scene.
Not to miss:
- Portas da Cidade
- Louvre Michaelense
- Pineapple Plantations
- Matriz Church
Or book here your Ponta Delgada City Tour.
Visit Sete Cidades:
- Lagoa das Sete Cidades
- Lagoa de Santiago
- Lagoa do Canário
- Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Other Can't Miss Sites:
Book here a guided tour around the west part of the island.
Head to the north side of the island to visit the Protected Natural Reserve of Lagoa do Fogo and take this chance to visit (and maybe bathe) the thermal pools of Caldeira Velha. Once you’re here you can also visit the Salto do Cabrito waterfall! On your way to Furnas, we recommend that you stop at Porto Formoso and Gorreana Tea Plantations (the only ones in Europe). In Furnas there’s just so much to explore, such as the lake, the Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, the Grená Park, the caldeiras, the fumaroles, the Terra Nostra Park, the Dona Beija hot springs and so much more. Make sure to try out the local delicacies: the cozido das Furnas and the bolos lêvedos!
Book here a Furnas & Lagoa do Fogo tour.
The Azores Islands are known for their unparalleled beauty and biodiversity, adored by outdoor adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. But what people may not know is that the Azores is also one of the fastest-growing whale-watching destinations in the world. Located in the Atlantic Ocean between Portugal and North America, the Azores are a permanent home and natural point of passage to more than 20 different types of whale and dolphin species, making the islands one of the world’s largest whale sanctuaries.
About the Destination:
Visitors to São Miguel will be welcomed by the island’s unparalleled natural beauty, biodiversity and blend of old-world hospitality and modern comforts. Travelers can take in the Azores’ most iconic viewpoints and famed crater lakes, including Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo and Furnas Lake, before unwinding in the island’s natural hot springs found inland, or tucked along the stunning, volcanic rocky coast. Visitors can catch a glimpse of the island’s most famed visitors - over 20 species of whales and dolphins - while onboard a whale and dolphin watching boat excursion, or immerse themselves in São Miguel’s cultures and flavors with a visit to its tea and pineapple plantations. Of course, a trip to São Miguel isn’t complete without a stay at the island’s main hub, Ponta Delgada, offering a great array of modern accommodations and tourist attractions. And whether you prefer staying in the lap of luxury or are planning to be on a more strict budget, São Miguel, Azores, has the perfect fit for any traveler!
Check out our Azores Travel Guide for more information and tips.