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Highlights in Santa Maria
- Dreamlike natural landscapes
- Praia Formosa
- Maia village
- Barreiro da Faneca
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In the Azores archipelago you will find the most traditional culture and beautiful architecture of the islands in Portugal, not to mention the fantastic beaches of Santa Maria Island. As you would expect from a beach destination, the accommodations you can choose to have an outstanding stay in Santa Maria should be close to beach areas or tourist sites, such as Canavial Beach just a few metres away from locations like Porto Mós Beach. This is the tourist destination that families prefer, join this new experience in Portugal.Have a cool and relaxing experience
The accommodations that Holidu has for you in Santa Maria Island, or also called the Island of the Sun, are spacious, fresh and very comfortable with all the tools you need for you and your family to have an unforgettable holiday. The decoration of these places are modern and fresh with beautiful views of the beaches accompanied by comfortable common areas with colourful and lively furniture, ideal for the environment. In addition, for those families who love swimming pools, several of these alternatives have pools and balconies next to them.
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The area and getting around
The island of Santa Maria is part of the Eastern Group of the Azores archipelago, 81 kilometres away from San Miguel. This is an island that stands out for the beautiful green colour of its fields, its traditional European culture, the fireplaces in its houses and not to mention the beauty of its beaches with turquoise water and golden sand. Being an island located in the south and east, it has a warmer and drier climate and therefore its vegetation is drier than the rest, with yellow tones, which is the reason why it is called the "La Isla del Sol"But... I want to know more about this island.
If we are specific, this island presents itself to you with two areas with reliefs and certain aspects that distinguish them, one of them is a flat and low area which is where you will find the airport and the hamlet of Vila do Porto, the highest concentration of population in the whole territory of the island and the parishes of San Pedro and Almagreira. The other side we will mention is a more rugged location with abundant vegetation, one of the highlights of this part of the island is the Pico Alto massif, which is the highest point with a height of 590 metres and one of the most beautiful views of the island. In this location, you can also see interesting parishes such as Santa Barbara and Santo Espírito.
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We are talking about an island that has beaches and views of magazine, the clear and turquoise colour of its waters match the golden sand and the lively plants that make their life around, one of the beaches that we are going to recommend you to visit, is on the south coast, and it is called Praia Formosa. This beach is ideal if you are a fan of water sports, as here you can go surfing, windsurfing, water-skiing and sailing. Its sandy beach is one of the most valued characteristics, it is one of the main spots for surfers and the beach has a white stone bottom which has made it to be called one of the clearest beaches of the Azores.Santa Maria for tourism lovers
Santa Maria Island is full of curiosities, mainly because of its historical and cultural value, besides the incredible natural locations and religious monuments it has, such as the Church of Nossa Senhora da Purificação, a temple located in Santo Espirito that gives you a panorama of typical frescoes of the tourist spot and with beautiful decorations and furniture in its facilities. Also, if you like to discover emblematic spots, then the protected area of Baía da Maia will be of your interest, it is in the southwest of the island and has a landscape that is protected by the authorities; its landscape is highlighted by the vineyards and basaltic stone present, besides, it has on top a cliff by the lighthouse of Gonçalo Velho, you can't miss this visit.
Did you know that Santa Maria Island was the first to be populated when it was discovered?
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The island of Santa Maria has a lot to offer to its tourists and one of them is this paradise, the Cascata do Aveiro, is at the end of the village of Maia on a blind road in the solitude, as soon as you arrive you will appreciate the most lovely tranquillity and peace together with the nature and the water falling from the waterfall.2. One of the most beautiful sights of Santa Maria, Sao Lourenco
Miradouro Sao Lourenco is one of those places that are not to be missed on your trip to Santa Maria, the views are beautiful not only when you arrive at the viewpoint, but also on the road with all the vegetation that surrounds the street. Once you have enjoyed your day at the viewpoint, we recommend you to have lunch on the terrace of Ponta Negra, don't miss it.3. Watch some beautiful whales from this lighthouse
A must-see destination in Santa Maria is the Lighthouse of Gonçalo Velho, from this lighthouse you can see the beautiful sea and if you are lucky, you can watch some whales during the whaling season, with a panorama of the coast and the bay of Maia.4. A must-see museum
Dalberto Pombo Environmental Interpretation Centre is a specialized museum in Santa Maria that you cannot omit from your visit if you are a nature lover, especially if you are attracted by fossils and geology. One of the most attractive explanations they do here is about how the island was formed, don't miss it!5. A desert on an island!
A different panorama from what you are used to on an island, that is Barreiro da Faneca. A desert in the centre of the island that has a singular beauty; the only smell you will feel is that of the eucalyptus plants and a persistent wind with a dry sound, one of its greatest peculiarities is that it is a red desert, take as many pictures as you can!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Santa Maria
What was the average cost of holiday rentals in Santa Maria last year?
Santa Maria has an average price of £124 per night, which is a relatively high one among the neighbourhoods in Portugal.
When are holiday rentals cheaper in Santa Maria?
If you would like to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Santa Maria are November (£99 per night for accommodation, on average), March (£100), and February (£104).
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Santa Maria?
When it comes to looking for a holiday rental in Santa Maria, the months when it is most expensive are, in descending order, August, July and September with average prices per night of £174, £165, and £143, respectively.
Is Santa Maria a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It is recommended that you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Santa Maria, as only 45% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
April, May, and March are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of accommodations free, with respective average availability figures of 66%, 61% and 52%.
When are there fewer rental options available in Santa Maria?
Holiday rentals in Santa Maria reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 13%. The second most in-demand month is July with 33%, and the third is September with 38%.
How many rentals are available in Santa Maria?
We have 2,100 properties for you in Santa Maria, provided by our 27 local and international partners.