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The nine islands of the Azores Archipelago are all of volcanic origin and were divided into three geographic groups: the Eastern Group, composed of Santa Maria and São Miguel, the Central Group includes the islands of Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial, and the Western Group made up of the islands Corvo and Flores. The Azores, together with the archipelagos of Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde, define the biogeographic region of Macaronesia, a designation that means “lucky islands”, for those who inhabit them and those who visit them.
Azor Hotel is located in São Miguel, the largest island in the archipelago, 62.1 kilometers long and 15.8 kilometers maximum width. São Miguel forms the Eastern Group of the Azores Archipelago together with the island of Santa Maria, located 81 km away. The highest point on the island, at 1105 m above sea level, is located at Pico da Vara, at 37 ° 48'34 '' north latitude and 25 ° 12'40 '' west longitude.
The profile of São Miguel is marked by two mountainous areas separated by a low-lying platform. Called Ilha Verde, the landscape is characterized by extensive meadows and patches of forest forcibly implanted in the river valleys and in areas of difficult access.
In São Miguel live the great lagoons of the Azores, housed in volcanic calderas of kilometer dimensions. The most emblematic resides in Sete Cidades. The charm continues in Lagoa do Fogo, which shows a more wild character. In the Furnas volcano, the lagoon occupies a privileged position and stands out for its extension, surrounded by luxuriant and extravagant vegetation, which lives up to the nickname “Vale Formoso” of this area of São Miguel. The natural pools of warm waters are one of the prodigies of nature in São Miguel, offered “à la carte” in a diverse menu.
High cliffs lined with green forests, black tips of basalt that penetrate the sea, promontories and sweet coves, challenging fajãs and countless beaches of gray volcanic sand, are strokes of the coast of São Miguel that deserve a look and a carefree visit.
The size of the island and the diversity of infrastructures and services it offers make São Miguel an experiential island and an authentic gateway to the active discovery of the Azorean archipelago, with many activities that you can do.

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