We will be visiting Sao Miguel the end of November from Tuesday-Sunday. This is a last minute trip and we are still trying to finalize our plans.
1) We are thinking of spending a couple of night in Ponta Delgata area and then maybe another couple in Furnas. Is that a good plan? Should we consider another area other than Furnas?
2) For lodging we are still trying to decide between getting a flat a little more in the countryside or a hotel? Any recommendations? Is the Talisman a good choice for being in the city center and close to restaurants and cafes or is it better to stay a little outside of the city?
3) Lastly we are thinking of doing a couple of half-day private tours so that we can have plenty of time to explore on our own as well. I would like to do the Sete Cidades, and for the second one maybe around Furnas. Would those be good with a guide or would you recommend others?
I appreciate all the help!