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The nine islands of the Azores Archipelago are all of volcanic origin and were divided in three geographical groups: the Eastern Group, comprising Santa Maria and São Miguel, the Central Group, including Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial, and the Western Group, composed by Corvo and Flores. The Azores, along with the archipelagos of Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde, constitute the biogeographic region of Macaronesia, a name which means "fortunate islands" for those who live there and visit them.
Azor Hotel is located in São Miguel, the largest island, with 62.1 kilometers long and 15.8 kilometers at its widest point. San Miguel forms the Azores Eastern Group along with the island of Santa Maria, located 81 km away. The highest point of the island, with 1105 m of altitude, is located in the Pico da Vara.
The landscape of São Miguel is marked by two mountain areas separated by a low altitude platform. Nicknamed the Green Island, its landscape is made up of extensive fields and patches of tress that were forced into the valleys of streams and into difficult to reach areas.
In São Miguel live the great lakes of the Azores, hosted in volcanic calderas of kilometric dimensions. The most emblematic lies nasSete Cities. The charm continues in Lagoa do Fogo, which shows a wilder character. In Furnas volcano, the lake occupies a privileged position and stands out for its size, wrapped in lush, extravagant vegetation, which lives up to the nickname of "Vale Formoso" this side of São Miguel. The natural pools of warm water is one of the wonders of nature in São Miguel, offered "à la carte" a diverse menu.
High lined cliffs of green forests, black basalt spikes that penetrate the sea, headlands and sweet inlets, coves and numerous challenging gray volcanic sand beaches, are strokes coastlines of San Miguel that deserve a look and a carefree visit.
the size of the island and the diversity of infrastructure and services It offers an experiential make São Miguel island and a true gateway to the active discovery of the Azorean archipelago with many activities you can do
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