An August 2000 trip
to Azores by offtrack
Quote: A priceless trip to see my Great Grandfather's home turned into so much more. As truly diverse a place as I've ever been, Sao Miguel old world European charm alongside breathtaking countryside and geological wonders.
While this island is beautiful and boasts some spectacular coastline - it is a volcanic island where most of the beaches are covered in black rocks of varying sizes. Needless to say a day at the beach can become hot and uncomfortable very quickly. I would recommend when selecting a hotel, to pass over those boasting beachfront property in favor of those with a pool and/or proximity to downtown.
The weather begs for swimming but I'd recommend sticking to one of the many beautiful lakes or hotel pools.
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