What to Do on São Miguel Island: Local Tips with a Custom Google Maps List


Ready to unravel the secrets of São Miguel? With Azores Easy Rent, your adventure is just about to begin and we’ll show you what to do and where to go!

Whether you’re a nature lover, a cultural explorer, or a committed foodie, there’s something for everyone on this magical island! Known as the “Green Island,” São Miguel offers about 500 volcanoes, 35 lagoons of different sizes, and a variety of mineral and thermal waters, as well as various types of fumaroles, completing the island’s volcanic palette. If you continue to read, we’re pretty sure you will start packing your bags while you scroll down. Ready for an adventure in the middle of the Atlantic?

Because our customers asked and because we listened, we’ve created a list of GPS points on Google Maps where you can view an island map that shows your location on São Miguel and eliminates the usual “noise” of Google Maps, displaying only a selection made by the fantastic staff at Azores Easy Rent, with about 50 points of interest scattered across the island. You can view those closest to you or explore the whole island, quickly visualizing each location and getting immediate directions. Easy, isn’t it?

To access the Google Maps list created by Azores Easy Rent’s staff, click here: https://goo.gl/maps/EbXvfxyEBQhAwFuE7

If you’d prefer some highlights from our selection, here are some of the best things to do in São Miguel:


Explore the majestic lagoons, the most famous being Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo, and Lagoa das Furnas. But there’s so much more – enjoy breathtaking views and walk the trails that encircle these natural wonders.

Immerse yourself in the warm thermal pools at Terra Nostra Park, Poça da Dona Beija, or Caldeira Velha. Relax and rejuvenate as you envelop yourself in the lush nature of this unique place.

Visit viewpoints like Ponta do Sossego in Nordeste, Santa Iria near Ribeira Grande, Pico do Carvão en route to Sete Cidades, or Nossa Senhora da Paz in Vila Franca do Campo. At any of these, gaze upon the grandeur of the Atlantic Ocean and the beauty of the Azorean coast and the island’s towns and cities.

Savor the local cuisine. Try traditional dishes; we recommend the world-renowned Cozido das Furnas, the well-known Bife à Regional, Mosteiros-style octopus stew, grilled lapas, or a delicious selection of grilled local fish. There’s so much more to discover and taste.

Venture on the walking trails: traverse the magical paths that lead you to stunning waterfalls and awe-inspiring landscapes. Our highlights include the Sanguinho trail in Faial da Terra, the Janela do Inferno trail near Lagoa do Fogo, and the exploration trail of Grená Park, in Furnas.

But there’s so much more! Are you curious? Already on your way to Ponta Delgada Airport? Use the link above to navigate this marvelous green island without getting lost and without missing any of its local secrets! The list our friendly staff created is intuitive, easy to use, and displays only the selected points. Simply open the list wherever you are, and you can navigate the map, finding points that are near your position at any moment, on every journey, at every landscape – you’ll love it!

With Azores Easy Rent, you’ll have the freedom to explore all these incredible places. Easily rent a car or motorcycle with us and brace yourself for an unforgettable experience in São Miguel. We’re here to make your trip smooth and hassle-free. Let’s discover the island together!

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