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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

Lovely house and garden

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Lovely house and even nicer garden, with a number of different sitting areas. All very spacious and well maintained. Pool was especially enjoyable. Also loved watching the cat family with their three kittens. Definitely need a car. But very easy to drive around the island and nothing is too far away. We used the large supermarket at Ribeira Grande for our big shop. There are also closer little supermarkets and spars that on the whole seemed reasonable value. We had lovely weather all week and kept lots of the windows and doors open. No issue with insects, including mosquitoes (nice breeze most of the week so maybe this helped to keep them away). Would definitely recommend.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

Fantastic holiday home in stunning settings

5 of 5
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: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016