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Calheta de Sao Miguel

Calheta is a little town with few tourist trappings on the east coast. In 1996, it became the capital of São Miguel district. People here make their living from fishing and farming.

You may well find that you are the only white people around, apart from ourselves and the guests at the Mira Maio. The choice of restaurants is limited, but there are scores of tiny bars and shops, and you will experience the day-to-day life of this small seaside community.

Thanks to its central location, Calheta makes an ideal base from which to explore the island and organise hiking trips.

Before or after trekking – it’s entirely up to you – you can refresh yourself with a dip in the Atlantic. Note that the small sandy beach is not suited to a purely beach holiday.