Sao Miguel Island

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São Miguel is the biggest island in the Portuguese Azores archipelago. It’s known for its volcanic scenery, flora and rich marine life, including whales. Ponta Delgada, the capital, is home to the 18th-century City Gates, Gothic St. Sebastian Church and 16th-century Fort of São Brás. The twin crater lakes of Sete Cidades, one green and one blue, lie to the northwest. To the east, Furnas has fumaroles and hot springs.

Is Sao Miguel expensive?

They are expensive to get to, expensive to live on, and generally expensive to visit. Without any direct access to a continent, even the most basic supplies are imported and are priced accordingly. Despite their remote location and a currency of the historically strong Euro, the Azores are gleefully affordable

What is Sao Miguel known for?

Sao Miguel is also known for is award winning Terra Nostra Park, wonderful golf courses, lakes, beaches, land, century-old architecture, majestic scenery, and most of all, its people. ... Sao Miguel is unlike any other destination in the world.

10 unique things to buy in the Azores

  • Azorean liquor. There are so many varieties of liquors (“licores”) in Portugal to choose from and try. ...
  • Azorean beer. ...
  • Wickerwork. ...
  • Canned tuna in olive oil. ...
  • Azorean pineapples. ...
  • Azorean typical charcuterie. ...
  • Tea from the Gorreana tea factory. ...
  • Kima.
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