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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).

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A lovely apartment close to amenities

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                                                                                                      We had a wonderful time on beautiful Sao Miguel. Maria answered our e-mails quickly and was kind enough to meet us at the apartment at midnight - 30 hours after our planned arrival due to a cancelled flight. Ponta Delgada is a busy little town but never felt crowded. Many very nice restaurants although vegetarians may get a little bored of omelettes and salads! Our favourites were Rotas (vegetarian) and San Pedros. Very busy in high season so book in advance. Rental car not needed as there are very good and cheap bus services to all parts of the island. The apartment is large and clean. 15 minute stroll to the town and main activities. 30 minute walk the other way for excellent beaches at Sao Roque. Very handy bakery on ground floor for daily fresh bread and croissants. Only one negative point - which was out of Maria's control - was the noise some nights from the properties behind the apartment. Apart from that - A great place to relax and we would highly recommend Maria's apartment.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 06, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Great well equipped apartment in fabulous location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fabulous, roomy apartment, very well equipped and fantastic location. Clean and airy with beautiful views of the church and mountains of Furnas
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 01, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017