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Discover the Natural Beauty of São Miguel Island

The island of São Miguel is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit. Find here 5 tips that you absolutely cannot miss during your visit to the largest island of the Azores.

Lagoa do Fogo

Located in the Azores archipelago, São Miguel Island is a natural paradise that offers a wide variety of activities for visitors. Whether you're looking for outdoor adventure or simply want to relax amidst the stunning volcanic landscape, São Miguel has something for everyone. Here are some suggestions for what to do during your stay:

  1. Explore the Sete Cidades lagoons: The Sete Cidades lagoons are one of the most famous postcards of São Miguel. Composed of two colorful lagoons, one blue and the other green, this picturesque setting is perfect for walking, cycling or simply admiring the natural beauty.
  2. Take a boat trip to see whales and dolphins: São Miguel is one of the best places in the world to watch whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Several local companies offer boat trips so you can spot these magnificent animals while enjoying the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
  3. Visit the Furnas calderas and fumaroles: Furnas is a geothermal region where you can see bubbling calderas, fumaroles and hot water pools. Also, be sure to try the famous Furnas stew, a traditional dish cooked in natural boilers.
  4. Relax in the thermal pools: São Miguel is known for its thermal waters, which are perfect for relaxing and unwinding. The natural thermal pools of Poça da Dona Beija and Caldeira Velha offer a unique experience of immersion in hot water, surrounded by the island's lush vegetation.
  5. Take a walk to Lagoa do Fogo: Lagoa do Fogo is one of São Miguel’s most impressive natural attractions. Located on top of a mountain, this turquoise lagoon offers stunning views and is accessible via hiking trails that allow you to explore the island's untouched landscape.

With such a wide variety of outdoor activities and stunning landscapes, São Miguel Island is the ideal destination for nature and adventure lovers. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this hidden treasure in the middle of the Atlantic.

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