Top best places to watch the sunset on São Miguel Island

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Sunset is always a great time of day to take a break and enjoy it. If you’re on São Miguel Island and looking for the best spots to watch the sunset, check out the list of locations below.

Marina de Ponta Delgada
Marina de Ponta Delgada
Fotografia de Paulo Branco

This list does not represent the best locations in order. We’ve listed the locations randomly, so any choice will surely be excellent. Ideally, if you have the opportunity, explore all the locations and choose your favorite.

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We recommend bringing your camera (or even just your phone). There are sceneries that you’ll certainly want to capture to remember later. Don’t forget to share your moments in the Azores in our Facebook group “Amantes dos Açores”.

Mosteiros

Mosteiros
Mosteiros
Fotografia de Ana Fragata

One of the reference locations when it comes to sunset on São Miguel Island is undoubtedly Mosteiros. Notable spots include the viewpoint at Miradouro do Escalvado, Mosteiros Beach, or the Calhau dos Mosteiros area / Carneiros Natural Pools.

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Sete Cidades

Pôr do Sol nas Sete Cidades
Pôr do Sol nas Sete Cidades
Fotografia de Fábio Sousa

The magic of Sete Cidades combined with a fantastic sunset is one of those unique moments that stay forever in memory. Notable spots include two iconic locations: Pico da Cruz (accessible by suitable vehicle) or Miradouro da Boca do Inferno (accessible only by foot).

Fim de tarde no Miradouro da Boca do Inferno
Fim de tarde no Miradouro da Boca do Inferno
Fotografia de Luís Ávila
Miradouro Boca do Inferno
Miradouro Boca do Inferno
Fotografia de Nuno Vieira

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Relva

Pôr do Sol – Relva (São Miguel)
Pôr do Sol – Relva (São Miguel)
Fotografia de Bruno Sousa

In Relva, along the coast, will also be an excellent choice of location to observe the end of the day. In the rear area of João Paulo II Airport, you’ll find the spot from where the photo above was taken. It’s usually one of the favorite spots for some photographers.

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Caloura

Caloura Hotel Resort – Foto por AzoresChoice.com

In Caloura, there are three perfect spots to enjoy the end of the day. From the fishing port area to the magnificent Praia Baixa D’Areia. Another landmark is the Caloura Hotel Resort, which offers an incredible panoramic view for the end of the day. You can visit the hotel and enjoy its terrace, even if you’re not staying there.

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Ribeira Grande

Por Do Sol
Por Do Sol
Fotografia de Osvaldo Janeiro

In Ribeira Grande, the magic of the sunset can be observed in various locations, with special emphasis on the Miradouro de Santa Iria, Santa Bárbara Beach, or the area near the Palheiro / Municipal Pools of Ribeira Grande.

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Pico da Barrosa

Pôr-do-sol – Serra da Barrosa
Pôr-do-sol – Serra da Barrosa
Fotografia de Hercilio Couto

This is also one of the best scenarios for sunset observation. If you can catch a clear sky day, you can observe the end of the day in an incredible setting like the one in the photo above.

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Ponta Delgada

Pôr do Sol em Praia das Milícias
Pôr do Sol em Praia das Milícias
Fotografia de Rodrigo Pereira Aguiar

Being in Ponta Delgada, you can observe the end of the day from the city center (see the first photo in this article) or at Praia das Milícias / São Roque. These are just two suggestions of more popular locations.

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Sunset Video in São Miguel

Great compilation of the best spots to watch the sunset on São Miguel Island. Video by Luis Gomes.

These are just a few of the best spots where you can observe the end of the day. Of course, in other locations on the island, you’ll also have a view of the sunset. Enjoy your stay on São Miguel Island and these magnificent and beautiful moments at the end of the day.

You can always check the weather conditions through SpotAzores and see if the area where you want to go to enjoy the sunset will be favorable for it.