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Best things to do in São Miguel Island

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“This is your one stop shopping experience. Located close to the centre of Ponta Delgada. This shopping mall has it all including a movie theatre. They have a terrific food court with a variety of American chains as well as traditional Portuguese foods. There is free public underground parking. ”
26 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“MEAT: My NUMBER ONE favourite restaurant in Sao Miguel and it´s just a five minute drive down the street. The Association of agriculture. All the local farmers work together to bring to the table top of the line produce. Be sure to make a reservation as they book in advance. Order the Traditional steak with egg. It´s a MUST!”
39 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“It is a beautiful lagoon! It's in the crater of the volcano. If you can get out and enjoy one of the most unspoilt landscapes on the island!”
24 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“More than a jacuzzi is a true Spa in nature surrounded by lush vegetation. Different pools with hot and relaxing water. ”
35 locals recommend
Market
“Farmers Market and Shop "King of Cheese". Very good place for shopping and at the King of Cheese you could taste cheeses from all of the islands as well as pastry products and wide variety of wines. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.”
33 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A Must when visiting Sao Miguel. Just before arriving you will find. The abandoned hotel, make your way to the very rooftop and enjoy the best view of both lakes. ”
24 locals recommend
Park
“One of the most beautiful spots in the island. A beautiful garden with centuries of age with a marvelous hotspring pool. 8€ ticket.”
24 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best seafood on the island! Hands down!! Their desserts are homemade, make room for it! ”
38 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Extremely well-prepared traditional food. Perhaps the most well-respected restaurant on the island. Always booked - go during the day/in advance to make a reservation. ”
27 locals recommend
Lake
“Ideal for walks around the lagoon, I recommend rent a bike. Perfect place to find peace of mind.”
26 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“One of Sao Miguel’s famous scenic views. Make sure to stop at Caldeira Velha, Sao Miguel’s natural park, where you can relax in the warm waters heated by the volcano and frolic under the waterfall. There is an entrance fee to go inside. ”
25 locals recommend
Museum
“O maior museu da ilha, composto por tres núcleos. Podem ver uma rica colecção do séc.XIX, Arte Sacra, Pintura, escultura, etnografia regional entre outras.”
18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Nice bar restaurant. Offers a big terrace with live music in the summer. Open till late!”
23 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Highly recommended. The perfect place to eat fish - and just fish. It is a little restaurant but with a place outside were you can eat and appreciate the sea view . ”
31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very good restaurand, snack bar for light meals. Right on Santa Bárbara Beach.”
24 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Here you can swim in warm water all year round! The hot springs mix with the sea water, making of this spot a really special one”
27 locals recommend