Azores

The Azores lie off the coast of Portugal in the Mid-Atlantic and is famed for being one of the most beautiful island chains in the world.

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Azores at a glance

  • This breath-taking Portuguese archipelago is made up of nine amazing volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, each with its own personality and points of interest. With such a striking landscape, it is no wonder that an Azores Adventure Holiday is becoming ever more popular.

  • With stunning coastline and unspoilt natural beauty, you are constantly reminded of its geographical past with ancient (and dormant) volcanic craters dotting the landscape.

  • Known as one of the best places in the world to whale watch and see dolphins the Azores makes for a great family adventure holiday destination or a stunning spot for a couple to indulge in both adventure and relaxation.

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Destinations in Azores

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Sao Miguel

São Miguel is the biggest island of the Azorean archipelago. More than half of the population of the 9 islands put together live here.

  • Visit one, or all, of the islands viewpoints with a guided tour by a local Azorean guide to show you all the secret spots.
  • Go whale watching and catch the island’s most famous sea-resident – the sperm whale!
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Destinations in Azores

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Sao Miguel

São Miguel is the biggest island of the Azorean archipelago. More than half of the population of the 9 islands put together live here.

  • Visit one, or all, of the islands viewpoints with a guided tour by a local Azorean guide to show you all the secret spots.
  • Go whale watching and catch the island’s most famous sea-resident – the sperm whale!
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Experiences in the Azores

Island hopping, diving, whale watching and canyoning are just some of the highlights of a trip to the Azores. Find out more about the experiences on offer here.

General Information

The Azores are a paradise for someone looking for a holiday where you can find a perfect combination of relaxation and activity. There is something to suit everyone here with plenty of activities and experiences for all the family. Choose between any of the 9 islands for your special trip or why not hop to them all?

Capital

Lisbon

Population

245,746

Area

2,333 km

Language

Portugese

Currency

Euro

Best time to visit

June- September

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