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A breathtaking archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
The Azores, an enchanting archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, is a hidden gem of natural beauty and cultural diversity. Comprised of nine volcanic islands, the Azores belongs to Portugal and holds a distinct identity that sets it apart from the mainland. With its breathtaking landscapes, rich biodiversity, and warm hospitality, the Azores has become a sought-after destination for travelers seeking a unique and immersive experience.
One of the most striking features of the Azores is its stunning landscapes, shaped by volcanic activity over millennia. Majestic mountains, verdant valleys, and azure crater lakes adorn the islands, creating a captivating tapestry of natural wonders.
The iconic Pico Mountain on the island of Pico stands tall as the highest point in Portugal, offering adventurous hikers a challenging yet rewarding climb. The Sete Cidades twin lakes on São Miguel Island present a surreal panorama of contrasting colors—one blue and the other green—nestled within a volcanic caldera. These natural spectacles provide ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, from hiking and whale watching to diving and canyoning.
The Azores is also renowned for its abundant biodiversity and preserved ecosystems. The archipelago benefits from a unique geographical position, where warm Gulf Stream waters meet cooler currents, creating a fertile marine environment. These waters host a plethora of marine life, including whales, dolphins, and various species of fish, making the Azores a haven for marine enthusiasts and researchers alike. The islands are also home to endemic plant species and rare bird populations, making it a destination of interest for nature lovers and birdwatchers.
Beyond its natural wonders, the Azores boasts a rich cultural heritage that reflects its historical ties to Portugal and its maritime significance. The towns and villages of the islands exude a charming, old-world atmosphere with their cobblestone streets, colorful houses, and ancient churches.
Explore the UNESCO-designated vineyards (currais) and enjoy a wine tasting experience on Pico Island.
Visit the Whale and Dolphin Museum in Lajes do Pico, a renowned spot for whale watching tours.
From Horta, take a boat trip to the nearby volcanic islet of Capelinhos.
Embark on scenic hikes along the cliffs of São Jorge Island.
Visit the stunning Sete Cidades twin lakes and the volcanic landscape of Furnas Valley.
Taste traditional Cozido stew cooked underground using volcanic heat.
Exploring the Azores is an experience that tends to exceed all expectations. Often, it leaves an indelible mark on your heart. From the moment you set foot on São Miguel Island, be prepared to be captivated by the sheer beauty of the landscapes, the warmth of the people, and the richness of the Azorean culture. Hiking through lush forests to discover hidden waterfalls, immersing yourself in the therapeutic hot springs of Furnas, and witnessing the awe-inspiring beauty of Sete Cidades' twin lakes are just a few of the countless unforgettable moments you can experience in the Azores.
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Whatever you want from your Azores tour, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Places to combine the Azores with
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The Douro River winds its way from the north of Spain, along the Portuguese border and eastward to Porto where it meets the sea. It is most famous for its port, a sweet brandy fortified wine that must originate in this valley to be considered the genuine article.Discover more
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When to visit
The best time to visit the Azores is during the month of September. During this dry month, temperatures are ideal for island-hopping and hiking in Faial, Sao Jorge and Pico. The best time to visit the Azores for wildlife is between April and May for whale and dolphin watching.
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Plan your trip to the Azores
Whatever you want from your adventure in the Azores, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Why book with Jacada?
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