Activities you can’t miss when visiting São Miguel!

When planning a trip it is very important to choose your destination well, the best accommodation to stay in, look for the best restaurants to have lunch or dinner and get to know the local cuisine! Another thing that is also crucial, but sometimes goes unnoticed, is the choice of activities to do that combine fun and exploration of the destination you are visiting.

In São Miguel there is a diversity of activities for all tastes! We strongly advise you to look for a specialized company to present each of these activities and find the one that best suits your needs. While you’re at it, let us show you a little of what awaits you on your visit to the island!

Swimming with dolphins

Throughout this activity you will be allowed not only to observe groups of dolphins but also to swim with them, from a safe distance, respecting the welfare of these animals. A short briefing will be given by marine biologists and specialized guides in which they will explain how you should act so that everything runs perfectly. Besides getting to know these animals from up close, this activity can be done at any time of the year and does not present any kind of difficulty.

The minimum age to swim with dolphins is usually 8 years old and prices vary according to the company that provides this type of activity.


Quad bike tour in the Sete Cidades

This activity is perfect for lovers of a higher level of adrenaline and unites the useful with the pleasant, quad bikes and breathtaking landscapes! It allows you to explore the Crater of Sete Cidades in a unique way that would not be possible to reach by normal vehicles. You will be provided with a guide that will take you to know the best of Sete Cidades, while driving your own quad!


This activity allows you to explore the coast of the island of São Miguel and is very accomplished in Caloura. First the guides will do a briefing and for about 3 hours you will have the opportunity to do cliff jumping, climbing, diving, with all the necessary care and with the best equipment to ensure that there is 100% safety during the experience.

Sport Fishing

If fishing is one of your favorite hobbies or if you would like to try it out, this is the ideal activity for you! You will have the opportunity to spend a few hours with an expert guide, who will be on hand to teach you the best tips from the world of sport fishing, so you can improve your technique and spend a full day getting to know some of the island’s fish species.


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