The island of São Miguel, also known as “Ilha Verde” (green Island), is the largest island in the Azores Archipelago and the one that attracts more tourists every year. Thus, this island of volcanic origin stands out for its green valleys with grazing cows, lakes worthy of portraits, natural hot water pools, among many other attractions. So, if you are thinking of traveling to São Miguel, check out our 2-day itinerary in São Miguel here.
Day 1 – Historic Center of Ponta Delgada and Sete Cidades
First of all, it is important that you get to know the historic center of Ponta Delgada, the largest city in São Miguel. However, as the center is small, you can visit it in the morning in just a few hours.
Therefore, we suggest that you contemplate the Portas da Cidade, built in 1783, and that you visit some of the various churches in the center, such as the Igreja Matriz de São Sebastião and the Igreja do Senhor Santo Cristo. In addition, try to pass from the marina to the Forte de São Brás, as well as visit the Graça Market, where you will be able to buy some regional products.
After discovering the heart of Ponta Delgada, enjoy the afternoon to visit Sete Cidades. If you want a guided tour, with Into The Wild Azores Tours you can take a 4-hour tour that includes a visit to a pineapple plantation, as well as a tour of the most stunning areas of the Sete Cidades. With the accompaniment of a specialized guide, you will be able to see the views from the Miradouro Vista do Rei and even enter the crater of Lagoa das Sete Cidades!
At the end of the day, if you still have time, you can still have a magical experience in Furnas. In short, we have a night tour in the geothermal thermal waters with dinner included. This is the best way to end the day in a relaxing way.
Day 2 – Lagoa do Fogo, Vila Franca do Campo and Nordeste
Likewise, the second day holds countless surprises! So, in the morning we suggest you visit Lagoa do Fogo. For that, we have a tour of just 4 hours to discover the most stunning places!
Then, we suggest that you travel towards the Northeast, making a brief stop in Vila Franca do Campo. Therefore, during your visit to the Northeast, you will have time to discover vibrant viewpoints, unforgettable landscapes, natural parks and tempting waterfalls covered by Macaronesian vegetation.
In conclusion, two days may not seem like much to discover the entire island of São Miguel. However, with this itinerary you will be able to discover the most important points of the island! So, if you want to have guided tours with specialized guides, contact us!