Visiting and discovering the Azores – São Jorge, diving and boat rides

Vila Franca Islet, ©blvesboy/Flickr

Vila Franca Islet, ©blvesboy/Flickr

As the Azores is a set of islands composed of nine islands which are naturally surrounded by a lot of water hence they offer exciting activities to all visitors. Visit the charming Azores islands, enjoy and admire the magnificent landscapes, walk through the picturesque villages and join in for a sail or boat ride. There are lots of fun and adventurous thing to do at the Azores. Do not miss out on a lifetime adventure in Portugal. Book you holiday to one of the islands of the Azores and fill your summer vacation with unforgettable memories out at the sea, the sandy shores or the beautiful countryside.

São Jorge

Have a day out to the island of São Jorge where the landscapes of beautifully wide skylines are awaiting, together with colorful wild flowers and outstanding volcanoes, which are extinct by the way.

Castle of St George, ©Bernt Rostad/Flickr

Castle of St George, ©Bernt Rostad/Flickr

Visit Topo village on the countryside and from there you can take a boat to a small green island and its seabird inhabitants. Over the year the lava coming from the volcanoes have created natural bridges and arches along the coast of the island but most of them were washed away by the sea. However some of them have still remained and can be seen in Velas.

Velas, ©peregrino27/Flickr

Velas, ©peregrino27/Flickr

Go diving and discover the underwater life at São Jorge. For those who like hunting there is also opportunity to hunt rabbits and doves.

Sailing, diving and dolphin watching

The underwater of the Azores hides amazing flora and fauna. Dive into the Azorean sea and explore a whole new world. The best diving locations you should visit are the Flores islands and Graciosa. We also recommend the Cemetery of Anchors and the Baixa do Canal located between Pico and Faial. Visit the islet of Vila Franca, Feteiras and the Mosteiros and discover their phenomenal underwater habitats.

Vila Franca Islet, ©blvesboy/Flickr

Vila Franca Islet, ©blvesboy/Flickr

Another popular natural beauty is the Açores archipelago. The islands of the Azores all have something special and unique about them but one of them is especially outstanding and known all over the world. Namely this is Faial where you can visit Peter’s Café Sport, a place founded back in the year of 1918, and refreshen with a glass of gin and tonic. Other activities around the Azores islands include boat trips to Pico or São Miguel where you can watch playful dolphins and sperm whales in their natural habitat.

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