A Destination Of Exotic Beauty
Considered one of the top ten places in the world to travel, the Azores may not have all the common tourist type amenities that some tourists to used to however, if natures splendor and exotic beauty are what you seek, the Azores are sure to be the right choice for you.
Home to around 250,000 residents, the Azores are a group of islands located in the Atlantic and an autonomous region of Portugal. Made up of 9 main islands the Azores have much to see and do for the adventure traveler in general. Considered Europe’s wildest destination, the Azores are a lush paradise filled with a variety of options from hiking or exploring to scuba diving, swimming or relaxing and taking in the sights.
Popular activities in the Azores range from whale watching and dolphin watching during their migrations, coastal hikes and jungle type excursions, caving in the volcanoes including Algar do Carvao, bird watching, scuba diving and snorkeling, visiting local museums or enjoying the culture and attractions’ in the many cities and towns throughout the islands. From its over 100 geological sites to its hundreds of miles of hiking trails, contests, games, festivals and more, there is always something going here.
Choosing to visit the Azores requires first planning which island to begin from. Graciosa, Corvo, Flores, Sao Jorge, Pico, Faial, Terceira, Santa Maria and Sao Miguel make up the main islands of the Azores. Each island offers its own unique destinations and experiences including the São Jorge Island Museum on Sao Jorge or Santana Cave on the island of Santa Maria or the São João Festival on Faial. Enjoy regattas, Sea Week celebrations, food and fun in Calheta and more. From exotic beauty to history, nature, culture and more, find out what you have been missing and start exploring the Azores, a world class destination for travel.
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