To get to the Azores you have to fly. If you're going to Sao Miguel island you'll be flying into Ponta Delgada, the capital. If you're going to one of the smaller islands, chances are you'll still fly into Ponta Delgada and have to connect.
In this way, is Sao Miguel safe?
but the presence of crowds and tourists on the most populous island of São Miguel is minimal. Across the nine islands, the Azores boasts a permanent population of just shy of 225,000 people, with 137,000 living on São Miguel. With limited people and visitors, Azores safety is very good.
Additionally, is Madeira part of the Azores?
If you plan on going now, choose Madeira. Madeira is an archipelago of 2 islands, a thousand kms to the southwest of Lisbon, the most important of the islands is called Madeira itself. The Azores is an archipelago of 9 islands between 1200 and 1600 kms to the west of Lisbon.
Are the Azores expensive?
They are expensive to get to, expensive to live on, and generally expensive to visit. Without any direct access to a continent, even the most basic supplies are imported and are priced accordingly. Despite their remote location and a currency of the historically strong Euro, the Azores are gleefully affordable.