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São Miguel West Tour
"Our guide an expert in history and nature of the Azores will meet you at your accommodation at 9:00am.In the morning head straight to Sete Cidades enjoying amazing views of the island along the mountain road.Get to the famous King's view the main postcard view of the Azores and be surprised by the beauty of smaller little-known lakes that exist in the area.After visiting the small town by the lake proceed to the west coast of the island and see the beautiful rocks of Mosteiros.In the afternoon
From EUR55.00
 
Congro Lagoon Tour
"09:00am Pick up from Hotel port cruiser or City Center09:30am Caloura fishing port located in the village of Agua de Pau (Lagoa) and for us a compulsory stop by virtue of being in direct contact with local fishermen and the sea of ​​Azores while enjoying all the beauty around us. Surrounding situated in the area of ​​the freshman
From EUR40.00
 
Full Day Furnas and Fogo Lake Van Tour
"Departure to Lagoa do Fogo driving by the south side of the island towards Barrosa mountain. Stop at the belvederes to admire not only the beautiful quiet lake but also the landscape of the surroundings. The descent towards the north coast to visit the city of Ribeira Grande where you will have the opportunity to observe the Barroc Architecture from the XVII and XVIII centuries. The drive goes on along the Nort tea plantations at Gorreana and view of Pico de Ferro. From this viewpoint it is possible to see the biggest and oldest volcanic crater where Furnas Lake and spas are settled.'Cozido das Caldeiras' will be served for lunch at a local restaurant (opti there will be a stop at the hot springs. Return to Ponta Delgada passing by Furnas lake; Vila Franca do Campo the former capital of the island and the home of the artesian potteries and by the town of Lagoa.""""This incredible full day tour is the best way to feel and experience the volcanic origin of the Island
From EUR50.00

More Local Customs in Ilha de São Miguel

Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres

As festas do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres são o maior evento religioso do arquipélago e trazem milhares de pessoas doutras ilhas e do estrangeiro, principalmente imigrantes açorianos radicados no...
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May 26, 2014

Festas do Divino Espírito Santo

Holy Spirit Festivities are celebrated in all islands, starting with Pentecostal Sunday and many Sundays following it. They differ in characteristics from island to island and town to town. The...
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Avieira67
May 26, 2014

Tobacco Plantation

No passado havia muitas fábricas de tabaco. Atualmente há apenas duas, ambas localizadas na cidade de Ponta Delgada.Na freguesia da Maia, encontra-se o Museu do Tabaco.At the past there were many...
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Avieira67
May 10, 2014

Playing domino is a popular past time.

If you hang out at the local cafes on Sao Miguek island, especially in the smaller villages then you will see that domino is a popular past time there.It's almost always men playing the game and you...
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cachaseiro
May 21, 2013

Some people still use the horse for transport.

Even if most locals on the Azores drive cars these days then you still have some people who ride horse carts as a mean of transport.You won´t see many of them, but there are quite a few if you drive...
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cachaseiro
Oct 19, 2011

Squid fishing.

Fishing for squid is both a trade and a local custom in Sao Miguel.Even if there was no money to be made from it they would be doing it anyway.They are fishing for squids with lines and you will see...
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Oct 08, 2011
 
 
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The Capote.

The Capote was worn by aroran women back in the old days when the islands were highly religious and conservative.It was kind of a dress where you had the whole body coverd by long robes and the head...
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Oct 07, 2011

Seafood Lovers Paradise

The Azores are renowned for their fresh fish and seafood which you'll find almost everywhere, prepared simply and delicious. If you want to indulge in gastronomic delicacies, you can taste a variety...
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mircaskirca
Sep 08, 2009

Lapas - Delicacy from the Azores

Lapas (limpets) are very small (about the size of half a mussel shell) shellfish that grow in the waters around the islands and can be found in many restaurants. Usually they are served grilled in...
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Sep 06, 2009

Festa do São João da Vila

The popular festas populares (saint day festivals) - São António on 13th of June, São João on 24th of June and São Pedro on 29th of June - that take place throughout of the archipelago are a testament...
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Aug 31, 2009

Cozido das Furnas

Make sure you try Cozido das Furnas, one of the most popular dishes of the Azores. This unique dish is cooked in the 'natural kitchen', in the heat of the volcanic soil by the Furnas Lake. Holes are...
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mircaskirca
Aug 30, 2009

Cracas - Most Unusual Shellfish

I've been told about one thing that I really must not miss in the Azores - cracas. To my surprise, most of the local restaurants did not serve them. But António found a nice place and brought me there...
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mircaskirca
Aug 28, 2009

Queijadas da Vila - Sweet Temptation

The old conventual sweets of Azores are a temptation to people with a sweet tooth. São Miguel offers a considerable variety of regional sweets, such as - queijadas da Vila - concertos da Ribeira...
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mircaskirca
Aug 26, 2009

Pottery - Cerâmica Vieira

The pottery originated in medieval times with the characteristics brought by the Arabs and the Moors during the invasion of the Iberian Peninsula. At the end of the 15th century the Azoreans were...
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mircaskirca
Aug 23, 2009

Top Hotels in Ilha de São Miguel

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9560-206 Lagoa, 9560-260, Portugal
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Jardim Antonio Silva Cabral, Vila Franca do Campo, 9680-107
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Estrada de Sao Pedro, 9625-391, Portugal
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Avenue Infante D. Henrique 103, 9500150, Portugal
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Rua do Rosario 36, Capelas, 9545142, Portugal
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Apartado 20 - Vinha da Areia, Vila Franca do Campo, 9680-029, Portugal
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Things to Do Near Ilha de São Miguel

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Azores dream tours

We got some excellent service and felt very welcome. The driver was great and we got to see places we wouldn't have seen travelling on our own. They also gave us a lot of helpful information about the...
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ISLAND TOURS

We have nothing but good to say about AzoresDreamTours. We went with them on two different tours of the Island,and found them to be extremely knowledgeable, punctual, polite and able to converse in...
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"Ilha de São Miguel"
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"Very green and diverse island."
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"Ilha de São Miguel"
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"Açores - The Green Island"
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"A pearl in the Atlantic"
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