Experience Your Best Azores Vacation
The Azores island chain offers splendid natural vistas with modern amenities. Vacationers from abroad traveling to the Azores can expect views and experiences unlike those found elsewhere in the world.
The pristine natural environment of the Azores is its major draw for travelers. Tours of natural calderas, sites of volcanic activity and wildlife-watching boat rides dominate the list of things to do in this location. The Azores is comprised of nine islands that are actually the tips of an underwater mountain chain, making them some of the highest mountains in the world. Let Orbitz.com help you discover the wonders of the Azores when you book your trip.
Best time to take a trip to Sao Miguel Island
Temperatures in the Azores range from winter lows of approximately 51 degrees Fahrenheit to summer highs around 78 degrees. Rain falls regularly on the islands, and the duration of precipitation is usually fairly brief. Travelers can experience fun in the sun on the Azores year-round due to its continual mild climate. Few annual events are held on the island, but regular tours and cruises set out on a frequent basis to visit the wildlife found on the natural islands. Find tours, cruises and more when you book your travel to the Azores with Orbitz.com.
Insider tips for Sao Miguel Island travel
Peter Cafe & Scrimshaw Museum
Discover the ancient art of scrimshaw and pick up souvenirs on your visit to this seaside café.
Quinta do Mar
This bed and breakfast is a local favorite due to its beautiful location and wide variety of amenities.
Excellent food and scenic vistas await visitors to this popular lodging.
O Gato Mia
Traditional seafood and fusion dishes await hungry travelers at O Gato Mia.
Discover wildlife in the seas with this popular tour company. While the company can't guarantee you'll see whales, it strives to do everything possible to make your trip a success.
Things to do in Sao Miguel Island
Lagoa das Sete Cidades
This legendary lake sits in a caldera and features stunning blue and green water.
Lagoa das Furnas
Volcanic activity roars to life at this active caldera. Many locals stop here to cook food over the steam vents and in the hot waters.
Lagoa da Fogo
Take in the beautiful views of this white-sand beach found in a caldera nestled high in a local mountain.
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
In addition to a breathtaking lake, the caldera is home to a stunning array of wildlife, including rare birds and mammals.
This World Heritage Site is a natural reserve where some of the most interesting creatures in the region can be found.
Furnas Monitoring & Research Center
Discover how the Azores formed and learn about volcanic monitoring at the research center in Furnas.
Cha Porto Formoso
Visit the Formosan tea fields, and explore the rich history of the evolution of tea.
Museu do Vino
Sample wines from around the region, and learn the history of wine in the Azores.
This caldera is surrounded by lush landscapes and features a lake perfect for a quick swim to ease away the stress of any day.
Rua da Se
Explore the many cathedrals created by missionaries traveling and settling in the Azores.