The Azores Archipelago, set of nine islands, is part of Portugal, between Europe and America.
Our islands are exotic, volcanic, lush, safe, quaint, and drenched in European charm, particularly perfect for those enthused by unique culture and traditions, gastronomy and nature. The weather is very climate: winter around 60º F and summer 80ºF.
It´s perfect for the active travelers, honeymooners, families, seniors and youngsters since you will be able to experience so many activities such as Golfing, Fishing, Diving, Paragliding, Surfing, Canyoning, Canoeing and Kayaking, Sailing, Cycling and mountain biking, Horse riding, Walking trails, Whale and bird watching, Swimming with dolphins, diving with sharks and many other things to do, visit and explore. The Geotourism and the Health and well being environments can also be touched by its enthusiasts. The landscape is sometimes wild, sometimes tropical.
The Gastronomy is unique with several local and exclusive products like cheese, wine, tea, pineapple, etc.
Travel to the Azores is very safe and the people are very friendly. English is widely spoken.
Several different accommodations from rural tourism and local lodging to 3*, 4* and 5* star hotels as well as charm and boutique hotels.
Parks, Trails and Tours:
- Santa Maria - Yellow Island (due to the predominance of broom (Cytisus striatus) on its slopes
- São Miguel - Green Island (due to the vast meadows and green forests that cover most of the island.)
- Terceira - Lilac Island (due to the prolific eye-catching lattices of wisteria and lilac.)
- Graciosa - White Island (due to the existence of white colored rocks.)
- São Jorge - Brown Island (due to the color of the rocks of Rosais Islet and Point)
- Pico - Grey Island (due to the lack of vegetation on its mountain slopes and extensive volcanic rock coast.)
- Faial - Blue Island (due to the amount of blue hydrangeas that line roads and pastures)
- Flores - Pink Island (due to its lush azaleas or the colors of the sunset reflected on the Rocha dos Bordões)
- Corvo - Black Island (due to the fact that it is viewed as a minute "black point" on the horizon)