Visitors guide to the islands of Azores

Terceira, ©nebulux76/Flickr

Terceira, ©nebulux76/Flickr

Imagine a place on the Atlantic Ocean where nature is pure and not touched by humans. The Azores Islands are a perfect and ideal example for this dreamy image, except that it is not only a dream, it is an existing location and it is recommended for you as a holiday location! The Azores is made up of nine island, each with adventure and lots of surprises.

Visit the land where you can watch the whales and dolphins frolicking in the water while you have beautiful volcanic landscapes and scenic green areas in the background. Azores is a colorful group of islands dotted with spots of lilac hydrangeas, blue lakes and volcanic craters. Seize the opportunity go on an adventure at Azores Islands!

Heights and abyss

There are several sporting opportunities on the islands of Azores. You can visit the inland and the countryside and go hiking in the mountains or if you prefer the lowlands you can just stick to the shores and go swimming or diving in the sea.

The Azores, Pico Mountain, ©salady/Flickr

The Azores, Pico Mountain, ©salady/Flickr

Pico Island and São Miguel

Pico Island is one of the nine islands of Azores which is categorized as a world heritage site. The island is covered with dramatic cliffs, beautiful mountains and vineyards. Visit and explore the hot waters coming springing from São Miguel volcanoes.

São Miguel, Thermal Spring Waterfall, ©timsackton/Flickr

São Miguel, Thermal Spring Waterfall, ©timsackton/Flickr

A fun-packed vacation

There are so many things to do at the Azores that one couldn’t even decide what to do first or which one to choose. You can go mountain climbing, caving, hang-gliding, fishing in the sea, diving and discovering the beauty of the deep waters and choose from many other exciting activities. Fishing becomes more and more popular these days on the Azores. Some catch tuna while others catch sharks and blue swordfish. You don’t need to go far to catch large fish, just sit out on the shore and wait for the fish to bite the bait. The deep waters of Azores hide many mysterious things. Go for a dive and explore the shipwrecks and underwater caves at Pico, Graciosa or Terceira.

Terceira, ©nebulux76/Flickr

Terceira, ©nebulux76/Flickr

If you are tired of the water and being wet head upwards. Start with discovering and exploring the caves and the unique volcanic flora at Terceirea and S. Jorge. Not had enough? Go hiking and challenge yourself on the walks of S. Jorge or visit Santa Maria and enjoy a bit of hang-gliding or ultra-light flying! Visit the Azores for an adventurous holiday!

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