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About São Miguel Island

Ponta Delgada is located in São Miguel Island (Azores). São Miguel Island, nicknamed "The Green Island", is the largest and most populous island in Azores archipelago. The island covers 759 km2 (293 sq mi) and has around 140,000 inhabitants, 45,000 of which live in Ponta Delgada, the largest city in the archipelago. During May/June the weather is very pleasant, temperatures ranging from 17C (63F) to 24C (75F).

Useful Tourist Information Links

http://www.visitazores.travel
http://www.destinazores.com/en/index.php


Currency and Exchange

Portuguese currency is the Euro. The banks are open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. International credit cards are widely accepted.


How to arrive


From Europe to Ponta Delgada

    1. Flight to Lisbon or Porto and then take connection to Ponta Delgada.
    2. Flight direct, with TAP or SATA International, to Ponta Delgada from:
         - Frankfurt or London.
         - Madrid, Amsterdam, Dublin and Manchester.

From the American Continent

    1. Flight, with SATA International, directly to Ponta Delgada from:
         - Boston (four times a week), Providence (once a week), Montreal and Toronto (twice a week).
    2. There are also flights to Terceira Island (in Azores) from Boston or Toronto (weekly), and then take a connection to Ponta Delgada (about half an hour).



Visiting other Islands

For those interested in visiting other Azorean islands, entering or leaving the archipelago through a diiferent Island, other then São Miguel, can be a good alternative. There is at least one daily connection to Lisbon, and a weekly connection to Porto, from Terceira Island. From Faial Island there is a daily connection to Lisbon. From Pico and Santa Maria Islands there are weekly connections to Lisbon. Also, among all nine Azorean islands, SATA offers at least a daily flight.