About the Azores
The Azores are 9 lush islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. They are about 1.500 km off the coast of Portugal and are far enough away from each other, with the exception of the three islands of Faial, Pico and São Jorge (the Azores Triangle). So, if you have a limited amount of time for your vacation, what is the best Azores island to visit? Which group of islands should you visit?
The Azores islands (Açores in Portuguese) are an archipelago made up of nine beautiful islands of volcanic origin located in the North Atlantic Ocean. The archipelago is an autonomous region of Portugal and has a total area of around 2350 km², a number of inhabitants of around 250,000 and a low population density (around 105.76 inhab./km²).
The Azores Archipelago is characterized throughout the year by a mild climate with twelve months a year of average temperatures above 10 ° C. The climate in the Azores enjoys a favorable position as the islands are located in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere.