After my recent visit, I would recommend that all visitors climb to the top of Monte Brasil in Angra do Heroismo for a fabuous view over the town. The area is also a great area for picnics and walking.
Sao Jorge is one of the longest and narrowest islands in the Azores, with a quaint little harbour in the capital, Velas. The island is ideal for walking, with most trails starting on the mountain peaks and meandering down to the small coastal settlements below. Wonderful views unfold at every turn.
Sao Jorge is part of the central group of islands – made up of Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa and Terceira. From the mountain summit, which runs along the length of the island, it is possible to see all five islands on a clear day. It is also possible to visit the neighbouring islands of Faial and Pico on a day excursion.
Do not forget to take a picture of Portugal’s highest point, Mount Pico across the water. At sunset the view across the ocean from Velas is magnificent.
Sao Miguel, Terceira and Sao Jorge form an ideal multi-centre itinerary with each island having a different feel, landscape and attractions. In fact, with day excursions to Faial and Pico available it is possible to visit five islands in one holiday.