This holiday pairs two hotels with a south facing view over the Atlantic ocean, in the centre and the east of São Miguel, so that you can explore the calderas and beaches of the green isle by day and enjoy Azorean sunsets each night.
The Caloura Hotel is only a 20 minute drive from the airport but it’ll feel like a world away when you arrive and check in to your sea view room. You can relax in the bar, restaurant or gardens above the ocean, or wander down to one of the best beaches on the island only a few minutes from your hotel.
Your hire car will be delivered to you on your first morning and this is yours for the whole week. Your time is your own to relax and explore the beautiful island at your own pace and the suggested week here is a mix of sightseeing, relaxing and exploring the island by car and on foot. The Caloura Hotel is ideally situated to explore the centre and west of São Miguel.
During the week you’ll move east to the Hotel do Mar in the coastal town of Povoação. You overlook the harbour of this, the first place the Portuguese settlers made landfall in 1427. It’s a short walk into town where you’ll find a selection of cafe-bars and restaurants. The east of the island is lesser visited and the Hotel do Mar is a great base from where to explore Faial da Terra and the Nordeste region.
This self-guided itinerary showcases the best of the coast and calderas of São Miguel.
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED: Accommodation on B&B sharing basis; airport transfer; 7 days car hire (Model B) including hotel collection and airport drop off, unlimited mileage, 'super' collision damage warranty; self guided walking maps and descriptions; our in-house Azores information booklet developed over 18 years; help and support from our team on the ground and via our 24 hour emergency number; international flights from London to the Azores (although this is guide price, as flight prices can vary - for an accurate price, please feel free to call). EXCLUDED: Meals not specified above, insurance, fuel for the car, transfer for suggested Ribeira Quente walk (transfer approximately €15).
Discover São Miguel at your own pace this week. If you'd like some ideas then we have plenty of them!
The coast of São Miguel is where luxuriant green vegetation and black volcanic rock meets white Atlantic waves and the ocean blue. São Miguel has a wild, rocky coast but the beaches that you'll seek out, dotted between the cliffs, are all the better for it.