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THE ISLANDS OF AZORES

If you are a nature lover, or just looking for natural beauty, visiting the Azores Islands are a must!

SEA & LAND

Activities

Land

Sea

The climate temperatures of the archipelago are mild throughout the year, both in the open air and in the water. The climate is subtropical oceanic, and the rains are concentrated in the months between October and March. The sea temperature, moderated by the Gulf Stream, is between 16ºC in the months of February to April and 24ºC in August. 

The ocean can be perfect for boat trips during which you can see more than 20 species of whales, including sperm whales. If you prefer to stay on land, use the viewpoints, ancient watchtowers used by whale hunters. You can go to the summit by climbing the highest mountain in Portugal (2351 meters) or take dives. Inside, enjoy the lakes, cascades, trails, bird watching and flowers.

ACCOMMODATION

There are plenty of accommodation options in the Azores. Some amazingly beautiful and eco-friendly options. Take a look with us! 
The Azores archipelago, made up of nine islands, each with its own very different characteristics, offers all kinds of landscapes imaginable. Beaches surrounded by vegetation, geysers that refer to volcanic origin, vineyards planted in lava fields, lakes within volcanic calderas, mountains covered by dense vegetation and Baroque villages form the characteristic landscape of this archipelago.   

GASTRONOMY

Do you want to hear about deliciously strange food? 
The soil of volcanic origin of these Atlantic islands favors the cultivation and development of food that make regional cuisine unique and rich in flavors. Taking advantage of its geothermic source of energy, the Cozido das Furnas, stew of the beautiful Lagoon of Furnas, made underground for 5-6 hours, is among the most unique forms of cooking one can find in this part of the world! 

There is a lot more, as the amazing experience of tasting sour water, there is a wide diversity of fish and seafood as the grilled limps or cracas, a kind of barnacle, the famous Cheese of São Jorge island, the local Tea Gorreana, the only one grow in Europe, not to mention the sweet Pineapple or the never-too-many Queijadas, small pastries made of cheese.  

How is the Cozido das Furnas made? Do you know that a pineapple takes at least 18 months to get ripe? Watch the videos!