Sao Miguel Island is located in the archipelago of The Azores, which belongs to Portugal. The archipelago of The Azores is composed of nine volcanic islands situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean and Sao Miguel, with an area of 746.82 km², it’s the largest island of this group.
The main attraction of Sao Miguel is its nature, even thought it has several medium-sized towns and monuments.
Its large craters or Caldeiras occupied by lakes, its botanical parks, Furnas and Ponta Delgada, the viewpoints along the coast, its protected areas and an extensive network of hiking trails will delight the most demanding climbers.
The high humidity of this island keeps the vegetation radiant all year long, perhaps for this, it has been called The Green Island.
To explore the island in its entirety requires at least five days. Besides the capital, Ponta Delgada, we highly recommend the area of the lakes of Sete Cidades. Also Ribeira Grande and Furnas with its boilers, botanical garden and lake of Furnas, are all areas of maximum interest.
More information about the network of hiking trails (in Spanish).