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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

Beautiful old house in conveniently central location

5 of 5
This was a beautiful old house in a great central location with good facilities nearby and only 20 minutes from the airport. Margarida made us feel very welcome and kindly let us stay past the check out time on our last day as our flight was leaving late. I thoroughly recommend it to those who enjoy charming old houses in interesting locations.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Wonderful house with amazing view in beautiful and peaceful Caloura.

5 of 5
We were couple with teenage boy and stayed 9 nights at the end of June to beginning of July. For us accomodation was just perfect. It was compact little house with everything we needed. Especially we loved big terrace and amazing wiew. We had all our breakfast and dinners outside. (we were very lucky with weather). House was wery well equipped and perfectly clean. There was also sugar and other spices, coffee etc. Little things but important when you are travelling. Host-couple was very nice and they really did their best to make you feel home. Thanks a lot Isabel and Manuel! We had rented a car and were exploring the whole beautiful island. We could find so many beautiful places, but still we were thinking that staying in Caloura in this summer house was the top choice for accomodation. We have been traveling quite a lot in Europe and hired different kind of houses. We are very happy to give 5 stars to lovely Bela Vila.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017