Sao Miguel Holidays
Take a scenic ride (by minibus) through Ginetes to the viewpoint of Escalvado, from where there is a splendid panorama over the western coast and the parish of Mosteiros. Take a nice walk to 'Fonte do Sapateiro' (1km - easy walk).
Enjoy a mountain bike ride followed by a selection of afternoon activities and excursions including rock climbing, a relaxing thermal bath at Ferraria or a visit to the Botanical Gardens at Furnas.
This tour will appeal to beginners and long-time bird enthusiasts alike. Escorted by an ornithologist, you will observe birds and learn about their behaviour and diet all within a magnificent landscape. Spot chaffinches, blackbirds, blackcaps, grey wagtails, shearwaters and canaries along the route.
This is the ideal activity for adults or families who would like to explore the stunning scenery from the beautiful lakes on a self-guided canoe tour. Why not combine this with a bike tour or a visit to the Botanical Garden.
Canyoning is an exciting combination of walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling and swimming in some of the most spectacular scenery of cliffs on the island of São Miguel. It has become a very popular extreme sport with fans all over the world and provides a unique experience in the middle of nature and at the same time moments of pure adrenaline.
Coasteering is a combination of swimming, climbing and jumping in some of the most spectacular scenery of cliffs and waterfalls on the island of São Miguel. The volcanic island coastline hides areas that few ever get to see. This adventure involves scrambling and traversing the tide line, snorkelling and swimming, climbing or cliff jumping into salty water.
Enjoy an unforgettable adventure filled with caves, volcanic drop-offs, underwater arches and an abundance of both Atlantic and Tropical fish life – parrot fish, groupers, sting and eagle rays, moray and conger eels, barracudas, amberjacks, turtles and dolphins. A fully equipped PADI dive centre is based in Ponta Delgada.
The Azores are one of the world’s best locations for sport fishing.
Tee-off on one of two golf courses on São Miguel: Furnas, 4km from the Hotel Terra Nostra Garden, Furnas Lake Apartments and Quinta da Mó; or Batalha, a 20-minute drive (12km) from Ponta Delgada.
Guided Island Tours - Sunvil is able to pre-book the following guided minibus tours on São Miguel
The islands of the Azores, with their mild climate (day time temperature ranging from 14-22 degrees), are the most wonderful islands for walking. So why not join a guided walk for the day.
Enjoy an unforgettable drive along the islands’ best trails. Driving through trees and pastures often overlooking the Atlantic ocean you will discover places and landscapes of rare beauty not often encountered by the average tourist. During the trip there will be several stops with time to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
These small group tours allow clients to choose the pace of the day, with the emphasis on capturing the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the island. Led by a professional photographer, beginners and amateur photographers are welcomed and catered for on each tour.
Sunvil is able to pre-book the following private taxi tours on São Miguel with English speaking driver. Tours can also be tailor-made to suit the individual requirements of our clients, please telephone us for a quotation.
The challenge of natural rock climbing requires coordination, strength and agility. The wall has several areas with different degrees of difficulty which means that this activity is suitable for experienced climbers or beginners.
Azoresailing welcomes you to the fascinating world of yachting and offers you the opportunity to visit the beautiful archipelago in a unique way. Charter a yacht and sail through the crystal waters of the Azores with a fully equipped and crewed sail boat for an unforgettable experience.
Swim with dolphins in the blue Atlantic waters around São Miguel Island. The four species of dolphin that are regularly sighted here are Common, Bottlenose, Risso and Atlantic Spotted.
We handcraft flexible holidays to lesser-known places that will surprise and delight the experienced traveller and new visitor alike