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?
Shearwaters are a group of small to medium sized seabirds belonging to Petrel Family. The species Calonectris Borealis (Cory’s Shearwater) nests in the Azores in spring. In October the SOS Cagarro campaign is launched every year to rescue stranded birds and release them into the Ocean.
Just 65 years ago the island of Faial, in the Azores, was 2,4 square kilometres smaller, and had more than twice the population it has today.
Capelinhos, the volcano, was just one of the thousands of submerged dormant cone off the coast of the island of Faial, in the Azores archipelago
Horta is the municipality and the major city of the island of Faial, Azores with around 7000 inhabitants. Founded in 1467 by Josse van Huerter, is now a major stop for yachts and vessels sailing across the Atlantic Oceans due to its naturally sheltered harbour and its Marina, which is one of the main attractions for tourists too.
Cambodia? Thailand? No, Europe! The Azores hot springs paradise is less than 5 hours flight from Europe/4 hours from USA. About 1500 km off the coast of Portugal, in the middle of the North Atlantic, lie the nine volcanic islands that form the Azores.
In Faja Dos Vimes, on the island of São Jorge, Azores Islands, a family produces and serves its own coffee since generations in the characteristic Café Nunes