São Miguel island - Azores, 2006

 

 

 

São Miguel island - Azores 2006

 

After a long "crossing the desert" seven long years, I return again and go right back to the Azores. There would still return to the island of Pico...but the return to the Azores. And this time, with presence of my daughter.

For a week well spent, we traverse many long paths throughout the island. Magnifies the island of São Miguel, and all other islands of the Archipelago do not leave anyone indifferent to their geological natural beauty, not its people.  Friendly and humble people who stubbornly defies the nature of a wild land, planted in the middle of the vast ocean...

Back again to the Azores was a great pleasure, walk the Seven Cities Lagoon, Lake of Fire, eating the famous Portuguese stew, in Furnas, or simply soak in the warm waters of Lake Park Terra Nostra. São Miguel has plenty to offer, from which you wish to receive...is an enchanting island, full of pure life and wild.

J.P Oliveira

 

 São Miguel, Azores 2006

 

Some advice: Go with time at least a week. São Miguel has plenty to see.

If possible, rent a car the island is large, more practical and buy bigger goals.

Take mountain boots, but comfortable. A waterproof is also advisable, in the Azores is normal sudden rainstorms in most of the year.

Empature with the local cuisine, particularly the Portuguese stew in Furnas, fishy dishes fresh and good beef. Do not forget the cheese...

If you enjoy a nice swim in crystal clear waters, worth being prepared to go...

J.P Oliveira

Geography and History of São Miguel - Azores

São Miguel Island (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃w miˈɣɛɫ]; named for the Archangel Michael or, literally, Portuguese for Saint Michael), has been nicknamed "The Green Island". It is the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. The island covers 759 km2 (293 sq mi) and has around 140,000 inhabitants, with of 45,000 of these people resident in the largest city in the archipelago: Ponta Delgada"... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Miguel_Island

Map of Azores