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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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                                                                                                      This is a beautiful property in a superb location

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                                                                                                      Everything about the Blue House is fabulous! In fact it is such a classy and comfortable property that we found it hard to go out some days! The interior is high spec throughout with a very contemporary feel. The exterior consists of a small courtyard downstairs and a superb rooftop terrace that allows you to enjoy the amazing view of the volcano off the coast. If you stay here you will not be disappointed .Vila Franca is a quiet, low key town town with a wonderfully traditional atmosphere. It also has a great beach for families. We fell in love with this island - but leaving the Blue House broke our hearts! Thank you so much Helder, Sandra and Isidro for such a wonderful welcome.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      loved it!

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                                                                                                      This apartment was so much nicer than we expected - just right for a couple and maybe very small children at a push. The views are amazing and the owners very friendly and helpful You can walk to the Caloura hotel and Bar Caloura - both are great places for a meal or a drink. I would book here again
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017