Combine the volcanic beaches of north and the rugged bays of the south on our Coasts and Sunsets of Sao Miguel holiday.
Your week begins in the north – it’s a short, fifteen-minute drive from the airport to the Hotel Verde Mar & Spa but it feels a world away, with its sweeping panoramic views of Sao Miguel’s northern coastline. The dark sands of Santa Barbara, the island’s most-popular surf beach, are close by, and it’s a short walk into the centre of Ribeira Grande – the largest town outside of the capital Ponta Delgada.
We’ll deliver your hire car the following day so you can begin exploring the island’s spectacular landscapes, with visits to the great crater at Sete Cidades and the famous hot springs and botanical gardens in Furnas.
Switching to the south coast of Sao Miguel, you’ll end your week at the clifftop Caloura Resort Hotel in the quiet coastal village of Caloura – popular for its secluded Baixa d’Areia beach and its seafood restaurants. The nearby harbour town of Vila Franca do Campo is home to one of island’s best whale and dolphin watching crews if you’d like to include a trip to sea, and the Azorean capital Ponta Delgada, with its excellent selection of café bars and restaurants, is a short drive away.
From £1900 per person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED: international flights from the UK to the Azores, accommodation in twin/double en-suite rooms on a B&B basis, an airport transfer, a whale and dolphin watching trip and seven days car hire.
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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.