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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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You are looking for a quiet place at the end of the world, being able to listen, watch, smell the ocean. So you will not be disappointed by coming here. The house has all the amenities, spacious rooms, a large wooded garden well maintained. A very good situation that allows hiking, swimming and rest. A very very nice place.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

Azores Haven

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Vila Franca do Campo : "House of Days" - Would have loved to have spent many more dreamy days in this unique gem of a house in the perfect location for a truly relaxing holiday by the sea. For you English people, the house of the friendly and helpful Herminio was a " Grand Designs "- dream home with vast high tech ( see out but not in ) glass frontage offering panoramic views of the ocean - nothing between you and the sea. Perfect serenity for you writers, artists or simply those needing total relaxation ! The house, on 3 stories boasts spotless facilities ( ladies and perhaps gents, you may need to take a hair dryer - although there may have been one added since our holiday in May ! ) and the upper terrace with barbecue is perfect . A car is needed if you wish to venture further to visit the quaint coastal villages dotted around this picturesque island and the more ' holiday typical resort features' of the capital ' Ponta Delgada.' Herminio will inform you of the superb local restaurants . We hope to return to this idyllic holiday home soon and often! Lucia and Steve, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016

Fantastic holiday home in stunning settings

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This place and its owners exceeds all your expectations. Absolutely wonderful setting, with private pool (indoor/outdoor), huge livingroom and kitchen with everything you need, beautiful bedrooms upstairs. A home from home. The family owners lives next door and are extremely helpful and kind, and did everything possible to make sure we had a nice stay. Very well suited for families with children. Great location with many good walks nearby. We recommend a car in order to get around and see the many highlights of the island, which are accessible by car on daytrips. The Azores are stunningly beautiful. Absolutely af 5 star experience. We would love to come back.-)
  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016