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Santa Maria Airport Description

The Santa Maria Airport is located on the eastern-most island in the Azores. It was the first to be built in the archipelago some 50 years ago, when the area opened up to Civil Aviation.

It is situated near Vila do Porto, the main town on the island and today is an airport geared more toward flights on technical lay-over.

The Santa Maria Airport remains an important economic motor for the island and for the Autonomous Region as a whole.

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Santa Maria Airport Acesses

Located on the island of Santa Maria in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, the Santa Maria Airport is located about 1 km from the city centre of Vila do Porto.

Available transport to the airport includes bus service, taxis and rental car.


There is a taxi stand inside the Airport perimeter, located outside the arrivals areas.

Santa Maria Airport Facilities

Coffee Shops
Snack Bars
Baggage Protection
Banking and Insurance
Post Office

Airlines Telephones

Sata Air Açores - (+351) 707 227 282
Sata Internacional - (+351) 707 227 282


Sata Air Açores
Aeroporto de Santa Maria, 9580-908 Vila do Porto, Santa Maria, Açores.
Tel: (+351) 296 886 602
Fax: (+351) 296 886 503

Discover the Azores Islands

The archipelago of the Azores is located in the Atlantic Ocean and extends in a southeast to northwest arch that covers 600 km (372 miles). It is made up of nine islands clustered into three groups: the Eastern group (São Miguel and Santa Maria), the Central group (Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial), and the Western Group (Corvo and Flores).

The islands occupy a privileged spot where geography and history come together in harmony; thus, a trip to Pico, the tallest island in the chain at an altitude of 2,352 m, (7,716 ft.) is a must. The eastern-most island is Santa Maria, at about 1,460 km (907 mi.) from the European coastline, whereas the western-most is the Island of Flores, situated 3,750 km (2,330 mi.) from North America.

The volcanic origin of the Azores can be seen in the number of volcanic cones, craters and other features throughout the islands.
The land area of each island varies, with the largest one, São Miguel, measuring 747 km2 (288 mi2) and Corvo, the smallest, only 17 km2 (6.5 m2).

Santa Maria - Local Festivities

On the island of Santa Maria, the Feast Days of the Holy Spirit, themselves linked to the charitable works performed by the 14th century Portuguese monarch and saint, Queen St. Isabel, are a festive high point for the people.
On the feast day, tradition indicates that open fires be lit for cooking the “empire soup” (sopa do império) in rustic iron pots. Some meat dishes are also prepared.
Feast Day of Santo Amaro, at Praia, Almagreira, on January 15th.
Festival at Vila do Porto, on August 15th.
Feast Days in honour of various parish’s Patron Saints, throughout the summer months.
The August Tide Festival (Maré de Agosto)
For the last 12 years in Praia Formosa, part of the commemorations of the August Tide Festival has been one of the largest music festivals in the Azores, taking place at the last weekend of the month.

Places to Visit in Island of Santa Maria

Vila do Porto
Vila do Porto is the first town founded in the Azores, and it has maintained the charm and originality of yester-year. The streets are full of history, with sumptuous manor houses and portals that harken back to an earlier time of grandeur.
Places to Visit: the Churches of Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção; Igreja do Nossa Senhora de Vitória; the Hermitage/Ermida de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos; the Convent/Convento de Santo António; the Fort of São Brás; the presumed ruins of the house of Donatário João Soares de Sousa; the forest reserve

St. Lawrence Bay (Baía de São Lourenço)
This is a conch-shaped bay with vineyards overlooking the sea. At one end of the bay is the island of Romeiro, which can be visited by small boat. It has a natural quay for landing and a grotto with stalactites and stalagmites.

Formosa Beach (Praia Formosa)
This is a large beach of light-coloured sand with various types of facilities.

Santa Maria Airport Contacts

Aeroporto de Santa Maria
9580-908 Vila do Porto
Tel: (+351) 296 820 020
Fax: (+351) 296 886 335



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