1. Where is São Miguel Island?
São Miguel Island is the largest island in the Azores archipelago. Together with Santa Maria Island, they form the Eastern Group of the archipelago.
2. Is it worth visiting São Miguel?
As the largest island in the archipelago, in São Miguel you can find the majority of tourist activities in the Azores. It is, without a doubt, a mandatory stop for anyone visiting the archipelago.
3. Is it expensive to visit São Miguel, Azores?
The island of São Miguel is not an expensive place to travel, although it is probably the one with the highest prices compared to the rest of the islands in the Azores. However, by contacting a tour company, you can save money and worries, especially on excursions and tours.
4. Is São Miguel Azores a safe place?
The São Miguel Island and the Azores in general are a very safe and peaceful destination. However, like anywhere else in the world, you should always take precautions.
5. How to get to São Miguel Azores?
There are regular flights from Lisbon and Porto to the island of São Miguel, on several airlines. João Paulo II Airport is located in Ponta Delgada, the largest municipality on the island.
6. Which airlines fly to São Miguel, Azores?
Currently, the following airlines fly to São Miguel Azores: Azores Airlines, TAP, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Air France and other companies occasionally. This information is always subject to update.
7. How is the weather like in the Azores?
The climate of the Azores is temperate maritime, which is reflected by the low temperature range, high rainfall and relative humidity and persistent winds. The temperature is mild throughout the year, with May to September being the hottest months. The expression that we can have the four seasons of the year is often heard.
8. What is the best time to visit the Azores?
The best time to visit the Azores is between May and September, when the weather is warmer and rains are less frequent. However, the temperature are mild throughout the year and visiting the archipelago in the “low season” has a certain magic.
9. How many days do I need to visit São Miguel?
Ideally, about a week, to get to know the main tourist attractions on São Miguel Island. There are many tourist activities worth trying that will make your holiday in the Azores a memorable one.
10. What to do in São Miguel Azores?
The island of São Miguel has a lot to offer, from excursions, private tours, group experiences. On land, we highlight the pedestrian walks or jeep tours, in order to discover what many consider to be the best trails in the Azores. At sea, whale watching is undoubtedly one of the most popular experiences for tourists.
11. What to eat in São Miguel?
The gastronomy of the Azores is highly appreciated by all who visit us. Surrounded by the ocean, fish and seafood are undoubtedly at the top of the list. In São Miguel, we have the famous Cozido das Furnas (meat and vegetable stew), fried chicharros with “Vilão” sauce, grilled limpets, regional steak, corn cobs cooked in the boilers, queijadas da Vila, fofas from Povoação and much more.
12. Does São Miguel have beaches?
On São Miguel Island there are more than 20 beaches, spread across the municipalities. In addition, there are also several bathing areas with natural pools, also very popular with locals and tourists.
13. Is São Miguel a sustainable place?
The Azores was the first archipelago in the world to receive the certificate of sustainable destination, by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. São Miguel is one of the islands that has promoted several initiatives to promote sustainability.
14. What is the currency used in São Miguel, Azores?
The currency used in São Miguel is the euro. If you arrive with another type of currency, you can exchange it at a few locations. Ask your travel agency.
15. What is the language spoken in São Miguel?
In São Miguel the language spoken is portuguese.
16. Which services does Azores Dream Tours offers?
If you want to know what to visit in the Azores, Azores Dream Tours is the solution. A tourist entertainment company that offers excursions in São Miguel, private or in groups, by car or van, and throughout the island.
17. Is tipping included?
Although not compulsory, tipping is expected and is an expression of your satisfaction whit the people who have assisted you throughout your tour. Tipping can be expressed in many ways, a tip, a nice smile, a thank you or just sharing your experience trough a review or social network, and it is of considerable significance to us knowing that our job is appreciated.
18. What kind of tour you provide or what should i expect?
We´re pioneers at new experiences and different tours. In Azores Dream Tours. we work harder every tour to be different and provide the best experience. All Tours itinerary, are only suggestive and can be changed during the tour, providing to our clients the best experience according to their expectations. We do not provide regular Tours with programmed time every sight or force the client stopping at “advised” points. In our tours, you´re the boss and we are here to share this small paradise with you, making sure that every day is different and a new experience.