Best Places to Go in São Miguel, Azores

Ponta da Ferraria

Check out the volcanic cliffs, basalt arch, and the natural swimming pool in the sea! You can also enjoy the spa and public pool

Hike, kayak, paddleboard, or bike around the twin blue and green lakes and learn about the local legend of how they got their color.

Sete Citades

The Praia do Areal de Santa Barbara is popular with surfers and sunbathers. Stop for lunch at the TukáTulá beach bar.

Santa Barbara Beach

Small town on the north coast with a charming square, restaurants, and beautiful architecture.

Ribeira Grande

The "Lake of Fire" is a crater lake within a stratavolcano. Hike down to the lake or see it from viewpoints above.

Lagoa do Fogo

Explore waterfalls and 16th century water mills in this lush, beautifully manicured park.

Ribeira dos Caldeirōes

Small fishing village on the south coast is a great spot for swimming or soaking in a natural pool and then enjoying the best seafood on the island.


16th century chapel with steps that represent the Hail Marys. There is also a beautiful view of Islet Vila Franco do Campo from here

Nossa Senhora da Paz Chapel

Geothermal hotpots used to cook the local cozido stew, Furnas Lake, hot springs, and the Terra Nostra Gardens


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