I can’t get enough of this beautiful island and the jaw dropping scenery! I don’t think I’ve ever seen an island this hilly before. I thought Iceland was really one of a kind and beautiful already and can hardly imagine that there could be views that can compete. If you missed out Day 1 itinerary, check it out here! Now we’re off to Day 2! This was what Azores Airlines and The Azores Tourism Board had in store for us.
Whale Watching in Azores
We started Day 2 off with Whale Watching! I was really excited for this because the last time I did any type of whale watching was when I was 14 years old on a boat in Boston. I’m not the type to get sea sick, but if you are then the whale watching tour is not for you. A Gravol may help but it probably won’t because the sea was insanely choppy. I really REALLY enjoyed the ride and it was honestly, by far, the most exciting boat ride I’ve ever had! Be sure to prepare a raincoat for this ride, you’ll definitely need it!
Look!! A parent whale and a baby whale!!!
Road Trip around Sao Miguel
All you need is a car and you’re all set! Driving around Sao Miguel is very easy and there are Kodak Moments everywhere! The scenery keeps changing every 5 mins and so does the weather. You could be driving through sunny terrain and in a few minutes you may get hit with sudden rain showers.
Don’t you just want to run up and down these hills?!
Things to do in Sao Miguel
Not only can you do whale watching in Sao Miguel, you can also rent a bike, drive around, kayak and even do Stand Up Surfing (SUP). We got the opportunity to follow our guide on a bike tour around town and it was so much fun!
Can’t leave without some silly photos of us!
Must See in Azores: Sete Cidades in Sao Miguel
You HAVE to see the massive volcanic crater at Sete Cidades in Sao Miguel! Words can’t even describe how beautiful this place is. We arrived at the Vista do Rei viewpoint near sunset and the clouds just rolled in – it was a magnificent view, a total treat for the eyes and camera. The viewpoint was only a short walk from the parking area and it was not packed at all!
Where to eat in Sao Miguel
We ended the day back at our hotel and went up to their rooftop bar to experience the sunset. The rooftop bar boasts a very relaxing environment for just relaxing and having a drink with friends. They even have a rooftop pool. Too bad it’s not heated, otherwise I would jump right in. We dined at A Terra Fornaria, the modern restaurant inside Azor Hotel. As expected, the food made my taste buds dance and the presentation was beautifully done. We can’t end the night without a few drinks and dessert!
Heading back up to our room and prepping for an adventurous Day 3!
Camera Gear that I used on this trip
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Sony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera
Zeiss Batis Lens 25mm f/2
Sony Sonnar T * FE 55mm F1.8 ZA