Santa Maria, Azores

Description

Santa Maria, Azores

One of the smallest and dryest islands of the Azores, Santa Maria is catering for both the hiker and the beach lover. Thanks to its old geological age and erosion, the island has real beaches and resorts. The western part is probably the driest spot you can find in the Azores. The eastern part of the island is made up of a patchwork of fields and forests.

The hills in the centre are humid and green. Highest point is 590 m, covered in forest. Even if this island has little traces of volcanism, it offers an interesting topography. And like on the other islands of the Azores, many trails have been marked and described.

Check the list of all nine Azores islands.

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence and Tuscany
  • Discover Florence and Tuscany with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful region before you`ve even packed your case - visit Michelangelo`s David at the Galleria dell`Accademia, marvel at Siena`s tiger-striped Duomo, or enjoy superb food and wine in the villages and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Azores: Car Tours and Walks
  • The Azores in the Sunflower Landscapes guide series; exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region or area. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, as well as on foot, is provided, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative for each main... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Azores - Azoren | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig, want nederlandstalige is uitverkocht en niet meer leverbaar. 5 car tours (on São Miguel, Terceira and Faial), 30+ long and short walks, 21... Read more
» Click to close
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Reisgids Kunstreiseführer Florence | Dumont
  • Zeer diepgaande reisgids over Florence op het gebied van kunst, cultuur en geschiedenis. Veel plattegronden van interessante bezienswaardigheden, beschrijvingen van achtergronden. Absoluut een aanrader voor de geïnteresseerde reiziger! Der Autor dieses DUMONT Kunst-Reiseführers schickt den Leser zu Beginn seines Buches zuerst einmal auf die... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Kompass, Germany
» Click to open
Kompass
Germany
2010
  • DuMont Kunst-Reiseführer Florenz
  • Von woher man sich auch Florenz nähert, das erste, was man von der Toskana-Metropole wahrnimmt, ist die aus dem Dunstschleier emportauchende Domkuppel. Und mit dem weiten Blick von dort oben beginnt Klaus Zimmermanns seine umfassende Kulturgeschichte der Stadt am Arno. Dabei bürgen Namen wie Giotto, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Brunelleschi,... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Sea and the Jungle
  • This book is a well-written narrative of the voyage of the tramp steamer Capella from Swansea to Santa Maria de Belem do Grao Para in the Brazil's Amazon river. Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Sea and the Jungle
  • This book is a well-written narrative of the voyage of the tramp steamer Capella from Swansea to Santa Maria de Belem do Grao Para in the Brazil's Amazon river. Read more
» Click to close
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Wanderfüher Azoren | Dumont
  • Duitstalige wandelgids met goede beschrijvingen van de tochten, schetsmatige maar wel redelijke kaarten en heel wat praktische informatie per wandeling. Wandern durch die faszinierenden Landschaften der neun Azoreninseln mit Gipfelbesteigungen des Monte Escuro und Touren durch urwüchsige Wälder; über schroffe Felsküsten; zu gewaltigen... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Kompass, Germany
» Click to open
Kompass
Germany
2011
  • DuMont Wanderführer Azoren
  • Herrliche Gipfeltouren, Panoramawege und Küstenwanderungen erwarten Sie auf den Inseln São Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores und Corvo mitten im Atlantik. Jede der 35 Touren ermöglicht einen perfekten Wandertag: Exakte Wegbeschreibung, Karte und Höhenprofil sind jeweils durch die zugeordneten Wegpunkte eng... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Rother Wandelgidsen - Azoren
  • De Rother wandelgids Azoren beschrijft de mooiste kust- en bergwandelingen voor een fantastische wandelvakantie in dit Portugese natuurparadijs. De Azoren bestaan uit de eilanden São Miguel, Santa Maria, Faial, São Jorge, Pico, Terceira, Graciosa, Corvo en Flores. Er zijn veel verschillende wandelmogelijkheden op de eilanden; van wandelingen... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Rother Wandelgidsen - Azoren
  • De Rother wandelgids Azoren beschrijft de mooiste kust- en bergwandelingen voor een fantastische wandelvakantie in dit Portugese natuurparadijs. De Azoren bestaan uit de eilanden São Miguel, Santa Maria, Faial, São Jorge, Pico, Terceira, Graciosa, Corvo en Flores. Er zijn veel verschillende wandelmogelijkheden op de eilanden; van wandelingen... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Azoren | Elmar
  • De Rother wandelgids Azoren beschrijven de mooiste kust- en bergwandelingen voor een fantastische wandelvakantie in dit Portugese natuurparadijs. Dit is een vertaling van de duitse versie. De Azoren bestaan uit de eilanden São Miguel, Santa Maria, Faial, São Jorge, Pico, Terceira, Graciosa, Corvo en Flores. Er zijn veel verschillende... Read more
» Click to close
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids Florenz - Florence | Baedeker
  • Een van de beste en meest complete reisgidsen van de stad en omstreken. Een klassieker in het Duits! Met heel veel informatie over alles wat je maar kunt bedenken, inclusief een losse plattegrond achter in het boek. Der Baedeker Florenz vereint fundierte Informationen zu Natur, Kultur und Geschichte mit Genießerthemen und beschreibt alle... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Canary Islands Travel Guide
  • The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an Atlantic territory of Spain on the west coast of Africa, near to Morocco, Cape Verde and the archipelagos of the Azores Islands and Madeira Islands.Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries.... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Canary Islands Travel Guide
  • The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an Atlantic territory of Spain on the west coast of Africa, near to Morocco, Cape Verde and the archipelagos of the Azores Islands and Madeira Islands.Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries.... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Azoren
  • Neun grüne Perlen mitten im Atlantik - das sind die Azoren. Viele Träume und Geschichten umranken die Vulkaninseln, den Rest des sagenumwobenen Atlantis. Auf halbem Weg zwischen alter und neuer Welt liegt der weit verstreute Archipel fernab vom portugiesischen Mutterland in den Weiten des wilden Ozeans. Weit weg vom Massentourismus sind die... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Azoren
  • Neun grüne Perlen mitten im Atlantik - das sind die Azoren. Viele Träume und Geschichten umranken die Vulkaninseln, den Rest des sagenumwobenen Atlantis. Auf halbem Weg zwischen alter und neuer Welt liegt der weit verstreute Archipel fernab vom portugiesischen Mutterland in den Weiten des wilden Ozeans. Weit weg vom Massentourismus sind die... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Azoren | Rother
  • Een praktische wandelgids voor diegenen die wat langer blijven. Er worden 75 dagtochten beschreven, vergezeld met een klein kaartje en veel praktische info over de tocht. Handzaam formaat. (let op: Duitstalig) Jeder kennt das Azorenhoch: Hier entsteht es. Viereinhalb Flugstunden von Deutschland entfernt liegen die neun Inseln der Azoren - Santa... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Ultimate Wildlife Destinations
  • This book combines the desire for ever more adventurous activities with our long-standing passion for wildlife, all the while infused with responsible travel themes and conservation topics. From tracking jaguars in Brazil to snorkelling with whale sharks in Honduras, and from hiking in Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains in search of European... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Ultimate Wildlife Destinations
  • This book combines the desire for ever more adventurous activities with our long-standing passion for wildlife, all the while infused with responsible travel themes and conservation topics. From tracking jaguars in Brazil to snorkelling with whale sharks in Honduras, and from hiking in Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains in search of European... Read more
» Click to close
De Zwerver
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The California Directory of Fine Wineries
  • Take an irresistible journey to the congenial tasting rooms of a vast and unspoiled paradise. WithThe California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast as your guide, you wander through world famous Santa Barbara County, home to the landmark cellars of Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Rita Hills. You meander the scenic back... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • The California Directory of Fine Wineries
  • Take an irresistible journey to the congenial tasting rooms of a vast and unspoiled paradise. WithThe California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast as your guide, you wander through world famous Santa Barbara County, home to the landmark cellars of Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Rita Hills. You meander the scenic back... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Azores
  • The sixth edition of the only full-blown guide to the beguiling islands of this mid-Atlantic Portugese archipelagoBradt's Azores guidebook is the only comprehensive guidebook to the nine-island archipelago, a nature-lovers' wilderness perched at the western extremity of Europe in the mid-Atlantic, and one of the best places in the world for... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Azores
  • The sixth edition of the only full-blown guide to the beguiling islands of this mid-Atlantic Portugese archipelagoBradt's Azores guidebook is the only comprehensive guidebook to the nine-island archipelago, a nature-lovers' wilderness perched at the western extremity of Europe in the mid-Atlantic, and one of the best places in the world for... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Azores - Azoren | Bradt
  • Voor vele landen net zo goed, zo niet beter dan de Planet. Beduidend soberder uitgevoerd, maar ook met veel informatie voor backpackers en met veel kaartmateriaal. Een aanrader! Bradt's Azores guidebook is the only comprehensive guidebook to the nine-island archipelago, a nature-lovers' wilderness perched at the western extremity of Europe in... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Island Interludes
  • "Romantic islands in the sun. Dreams of Sicily, Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, and even further north to the distant Azores lying in the Atlantic Ocean. All of these I hungrily devoured from the pages of travel articles and over many years of looking at an atlas of the world. Everything seemed a distant dream until life had other... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Island Interludes
  • "Romantic islands in the sun. Dreams of Sicily, Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, and even further north to the distant Azores lying in the Atlantic Ocean. All of these I hungrily devoured from the pages of travel articles and over many years of looking at an atlas of the world. Everything seemed a distant dream until life had other... Read more
» Click to close
More books…

Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico - Piedade - Azores 13
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santa Cruz da Graciosa - Azores 21
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Miguel - Maia - Azores 29
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santa Maria Navarrese to Quirra
  • Santa Maria Navarrese to Quirra area in a series of contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:60,000 from Ed. Abies, with extensive tourist information including special recreational routes plus additional coverage at more detailed scales of selected popular areas.*Main series at 1:60,000 (Nos. 1 to 12)*The maps have contours at 100m intervals and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Faial - Pedro Miguel - Azores 5
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Jorge - Farol de Rosais - Azores 14
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Terceira - Biscoitos - Azores 22
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Miguel - North East - Azores 30
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Faial - Feteira - Azores 6
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Jorge - Velas - Azores 15
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Terceira - Praia da Vitoria - Azores 23
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Miguel - Arrifes - Azores 31
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cabo Froward
  • Cabo Froward at 1:100,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible trekking and exploration maps at various scales form Trekkingchile. The map covers the south-eastern tip of the Brunswick Peninsula, from approx 45km south of Punta Arenas to Cape Froward. Contour interval is 50m, with colouring showing woodlands, shrubbery and pastures, swamps,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Faial - Horta - Azores 7
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Jorge - Norte Grande - Azores 16
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
More maps…

Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Costa Rica - Met de kids
  • Met een routeboek en je eigen 4x4 huurauto, reis je door het veilige Costa Rica waarin de natuur de boventoon voert. Bezoek Tortuguero al wandelend en varend door de kanalen. Het park aan de Caribische kust is vermaard om zijn nestgebieden voor zeeschildpadden en vele andere dieren die je van dichtbij waarneemt. Op de stranden van Cahuita met... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Snp Wandelreizen, Netherlands
  • Snp Wandelreizen, Netherlands
  • Snp Wandelreizen, Netherlands
» Click to open
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Costa Rica - Met de kids
  • Met de familie in je eigen 4x4 huurauto, voorzien van een routeboek, over de 'backroads' van Costa Rica. Van groene jungle tot exotisch palmenstrand. Vulkanen, nevelwouden en watervallen. Slinger opgehangen aan een stalen kabel van boom tot boom en kijk uit naar slingerapen, kapucijnapen, brulapen, gordeldieren en miereneters. Van de blauwe... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Costa Rica - Met de kids
  • Samen met je avontuurlijke kids en andere gezinnen op reis door tropisch regenwoud en nevelwoud, langs vulkanen, watervallen en brede zandstranden. Apen, miereneters, krokodillen, kroonbasilisken, pijlgifkikkertjes en heel veel kleurrijke vogels. Reizen door het veilige Midden-Amerikaanse land Costa Rica is een reis door de natuur die zeer goed... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Costa Rica - Met de kids
  • Costa Rica staat gelijk aan het genieten van de natuur. Diepgroene jungle, maar ook uitgestrekte stranden. Met het gemak van een comfortabele bus verken je samen met de lokale, Nederlandssprekende reisleider en andere gezinnen de mooiste plekken van Costa Rica. Spot tijdens wandel- en boottochten apen en felgekleurde kikkers. Ga slingeraapje... Read more
» Click to close
More walking holidays…

Forum

  1. Cancel