SAO MIGUEL ISLAND

SAO MIGUEL ISLAND

EVERYWHERE IS A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY! 

Sao Miguel is a haven of natural tranquility, teeming with an abundance of flora and fauna. The island is pitted with vast craters; a remnant of its volcanic past. Many have now filled with water forming glistening gargantuan lakes. The savagely beautiful coastline is dominated by sheer cliffs that fall into the ocean. Everywhere is a photo opportunity.

The aptly named town of Furnas illustrates mother nature at her best! The islands volcanic topography literally rises to the surface in the guise of Caldeiras-hot springs and geysers of boiling hot water and Furnas is one of the largest thermal water sources in the world. No visit to Furnas would be complete without sampling the unique local delicacy, Cozido. Whilst most countries in the world have become accustomed to fast food and cooking by microwaves, Furnas is having none of it. Cozido, a form of stew, takes six to seven hours to cook, but there again it is cooked in a hole in the ground heated only by the volcanic bio-thermal steam!

Sao Miguel should be on everyone’s bucket list of places to visit. To play golf on sublime, uncrowded courses is tantamount to icing on a cake. Don’t forget to pack your camera, because…

EVERYWHERE IS A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY!