Any introduction to the eye-popping beauty of the Azores Islands would be remiss if it didn't mention San Miguel island's Nordeste region. It's sparsely populated, easy to get to from the Azores' major International airport at Ponta Delgada, and it's well set up for tourists to enjoy that beauty with many "belvedere," fully equipped places where you can picnic while enjoying breathtaking views of the ocean and countryside. You'll see these places in our Azores picture gallery.
Enjoy the Azores pictures from the Nordeste region. The last four pictures are from the Ribeira dos Caldeirões natural park, a must-see which includes a traditional handicrafts shop in addition to the great landscapes shown in the pictures.
San Miguel island is located in the east of the Azores archipelago; see our Azores Map for location and transportation inforamation.
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