SANTA MARIA ISLAND

 

Azores Golf

 


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 • ALENTEJO
 • ALGARVE
 • LISBON
 • COSTA PRATA
 • PORTO
 • TRANSMONTANA
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Azores Golf
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 • CORVO
 • FAIAL
 • FLORES
 • GRACIOSA
 • PICO
 • SANTA MARIA
 • SÃO JORGE
 • SÃO MIGUEL
 • TERCEIRA


 

Welcome to Santa Maria Island

With many delightful courses in the Azores, pure coastal breeze from the Atlantic ocean, great fresh gastronomy and fantastic weather conditions, the Azores is a Golf Bliss for most golfers.

 


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Santa Maria Description

Lying some 55 kilometres south of the main island is Ilha de Santa Maria which is 18 kilometres in length and 9.5 kilometres wide. The main town is Vila do Porto lying on the south coast and consists of one principal long street. Ilha de Santa Maria lies to the south of the group Azores and enjoys the warmest annual climate of all the islands. The population of about 6.000 are mainly descendants from the south of Portugal, especially from the Algarve. The inhabitants originally enjoyed an economic boom by growing "woad" which was then exported to Europe for use in the dying of cloth. One of the features of this island is that many houses have an outside bread oven attached to their houses (which used to be also common to the Algarve). The inhabitants produced a quality of bread that gave rise to a profitable trade with passing ships.

There are sandy beaches on the south coast and a peaceful countryside, both providing a general relaxing atmosphere. On the west coast of the island is a large airport (previously military), and constructed as a staging base by the USA for use during the 2nd World War. On the north coast can be found a small statue commemorating the brief visit of Christopher Columbus in 1493 on his return journey after discovering the "New World". Close by this statue is a chapel believed to be the oldest in the Azores.

There is a schedule of regular flights to Ilha de São Miguel and boats also connect these two islands.

Santa Maria Map
Azores Map - East Group (São Miguel and Santa Maria)

Santa Maria Weather


Santa Maria Information
800 296 296 - Support to Tourists
296 882 373 - Fire Brigade
296 550 000 - Police
296 820 100 - Emergency Treatment
296 886 355 - Tourist Office & Airport
112 - SOS

Santa Maria Events
Festa Senhora da Assunção (Vila do Porto) - 15th August
Festival de Musica Internacional (Praia Formosa) - August
 

Santa Maria Houses

Santa Maria Coastline

Santa Maria Village

Azores Islands
Corvo · Faial · Flores · Graciosa · Pico · Santa Maria · São Jorge · São Miguel · Terceira

 


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