São Miguel, Portugal

São Miguel, Portugal

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Where to stay around São Miguel?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 502 holiday lettings near São Miguel. From 213 houses to 145 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near São Miguel is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in São Miguel?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in São Miguel. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ponta Delgada: 355 holiday homes
  • Santo António: 310 holiday homes
  • University of the Azores: 443 holiday homes
  • Furnas: 126 holiday homes
  • Praia do Populo: 458 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in São Miguel! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in São Miguel?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in São Miguel with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Ponta Delgada: 355 holiday lettings
  • Santo António: 310 holiday lettings
  • Furnas: 126 holiday lettings
  • Vila Franca Do Campo: 182 holiday lettings
  • Ribeira Grande: 367 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in São Miguel?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in São Miguel. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of the Azores: 443 holiday rentals
  • Praia do Populo: 458 holiday rentals
  • Lagoa Pools: 461 holiday rentals
  • Ponta da Galera Beach: 445 holiday rentals
  • Milicias Ocean Beach: 450 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around São Miguel listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make a Holiday Rental Apartment in Sao Miguel Island, Portugal, Your Home Away From Home

Sao Miguel is the largest and most populous of the Portuguese Azores islands. Set almost midway across the Atlantic, around 1000 miles off the western coast of Portugal, these remote volcanic islands are the ideal destination for visitors looking for a get-away-from-it-all type of holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland resorts. Visitors looking to spend their holidays on Sao Miguel Island will find that it boasts the best choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation. There are villas and apartments in the largest city, Ponta Delgada, as well as more rustic traditional Portuguese cottages and farmhouses to be found nestling alongside its steep hillsides.

Things to Do on Holiday in Sao Miguel Island, Portugal

Being an island, it will come as no surprise to visitors spending their holidays on Sao Miguel to discover that water sports activities are a particular attraction. The surrounding often turbulent waters of the Atlantic provide the perfect conditions for the more experienced surfing enthusiasts, whilst the rugged coastline of the island is popular amongst scuba divers. When the weather permits, island hopping to discover the other eight islands of the Azores archipelago is another popular pursuit. On dry land, the mountainous landscape of both dormant and active volcanoes provides the ideal conditions for mountaineering, abseiling and hill walking.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Sao Miguel Island, Portugal

With numerous both active and dormant volcanoes to be found within its 293 square miles, Sao Miguel is a volcanologist’s and geologist’s dream. No holiday spent on Sao Miguel can be complete without observing - from a safe distance - the Lagoa do Fogo. Translating into English as the ‘Lake of Fire’, this deep, constantly steaming lake fills the cone of the Miradouro da Serra da Borrasso, one of the islands largest volcanoes. Other attractions include the hot springs to be found towards the centre of the island and the lush plant life to be found throughout the island’s fertile valleys and plains, fed by ancient lava flows.

Weather in Sao Miguel Island, Portugal

Due to its location, set towards the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Sao Miguel Island’s climate is very much influenced by the Gulf Stream. This means that temperatures tend to stay between 14 and 26 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The average annual rainfall of around 40 inches falls mainly in the winter months.

Travel to Sao Miguel Island, Portugal

Travellers from the UK looking to spend their holidays on Sao Miguel Island will discover that Monarch Airlines and SATA International operate regular, direct flights from London Luton (LTN) and London Gatwick (LGW) to the island’s Joao Paulo II Airport (PDL).