THE AZORES: A PARADISE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

Consigli di viaggio per le Azzorre

The Azores Archipelago, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, almost halfway between Europe and America, is a unique and magical place on our planet. 

The Azores are not tropical islands, as many think: they are nine islands of volcanic origin with a mild climate, with imposing cliffs overlooking the sea, with rare and magnificent beaches of light or black sand and natural pools created by centuries-old work of the ocean on volcanic rocks. 

The Azores are the perfect destination for nature lovers, hikers, bikers, surfers, birdwatchers, divers,  offering an incredible amount of different exotic experiences, yet retaining a friendly european feel, making them also a great place to spend a vacation with your kids and family in safety: come explore the Azores, this paradisiac corner of the planet with us!

 

Popular Accommodations

Casa da Lua

165.00 From Casa Atlantida
The "House of the Moon" is a stone house with direct access to the sea with a view west to the ocean and the sunset and north to the mountains. All these views can be enjoyed from the garden or balcony. A comfortable house for 6 people, it is 70m2 and has 3 bedrooms, 2 of which have double beds and the other 2 single beds.

Casa do Sol

140.00 From Casa Atlantida
Casa do Sol" is a large stone house with direct access to the sea. It has a beautiful view of the sea, the sunset and the south side, the mountains and the ocean. Comfortable and very spacious, ideal for 4 people, it has 80m2 with 2 bedrooms on the ground floor with sea views, a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a living room with sofa (can be used as an extra bed), TV and stereo.

Suite Pico

130.00 From Miradouro da Papalva

With views of both the majestic Pico Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, The Pico Suite provides guests with a fabulous scenic outlook. 

Features include a comfortable *King size bed, (or two singles) with the convenience of a luxurious spa bath, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and a feature lava stone table.

9 Wonderful Islands, Unique and Mesmerizing

Every island is different and unique, offering panoramas of hills and plains of green fields, blooms of blue hydrangeas, coniferous forests, red and black stone lunar landscapes  on the slopes of ancient volcanoes, culminating in the highest of all Portugal with its winter snow hat, Pico.

Santa Maria Island

Santa Maria Island (the Yellow Island)

Santa Maria Island, 16.6 km long and with a maximum width of 9.1 km, has an area of 97 km2. 5,552 people live there (data from 2011). Santa Maria, together with São Miguel, which is 81 km away, is part of the Eastern Group of the archipelago.

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Terceira Azores 1

Terceira Island (the Lilac Island)

Terceira Island is the second most populous island in the Azores, with 56,437 residents. It is called the lilac island because of the color used on many facades, especially in the city of Angra do Heroísmo.

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Corvo Island - Azores

Corvo Island (the Black Island)

Corvo Island is the smallest of the Azores at just 6.2 km long and 4 km wide. Together with Flores, which is 17.9 kilometers away, is part of the Western Group of the archipelago.

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Flores Island (the Pink Island)

Flores Island, Azores. Inhabited by roughly 4.000 people, it is the westernmost point of the European continent. It’s 16.6 kilometers long and 12.2 kilometers at maximum width, with an area of 141.4 km2.

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São Jorge Island

São Jorge Island (the Brown Island)

With 54 kilometers in length and 6.9 in maximum width, São Jorge Island , in the Azores, has a cigar-like shape and looks like a chain of volcanic reliefs stretched from North-east to South-east. Its total area of 243.9 km2 is inhabited by roughly 9,000 people.

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Graciosa Island (the White Island)

With 12.5 kilometers in length and 7 km in maximum width, Graciosa island has an elongated shape that extends from the north-west to the south-east. The 4,391 inhabitants (data from 2011) are distributed over the 60.66 km2 of surface.

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Lagoa do Fogo - São Miguel - Azores

São Miguel Island (the Green Island)

São Miguel Island is the largest in the Azores, with 62.1 km in length and 15.8 in maximum width. The area of 744.7 km2 hosts more than half of the Azorean population: 137,856 inhabitants

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Pico Island

Pico Island (the Grey Island)

Pico Island is the second largest in the Azores Archipelago, with a surface area of 444.9 km2. Dominated by the volcano of the mountain of Pico, located in its western half, the island is 8,3 km from its closest neighbour (Faial), and is populated by 14,148 inhabitants

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Faial Azores landscape 1

Faial Island (the Blue Island)

With 19.8 km in length and 14 km in maximum width, the 173.1 km2 of surface of Faial Island, in the Azores central group, have an almost pentagonal shape. It is the third most inhabited island in the archipelago, roughly 15,000 residents.

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Popular Tours and Activities

Jeep Safari Tour – Half Day

0.00 Azores Escape
Wild Escapes: Half-Day Jeep Safari Adventure on Terceira Island Unleash Your Inner Explorer Buckle up and prepare for an adrenaline-fueled journey through the heart of Terceira Island. Our Half-Day Jeep Safari promises an off-road adventure like no other. Leave the ordinary.

Half Day Volcanic Tour

75.00 Hominis Natura

This is an activity all about the beautiful nature of Pico Island. The island consists of more than 200 volcanoes and this is the stage set for this tour. 

The tour takes you past the beautiful lakes and stunning viewpoints of the central plateau. You will also go on an adventure underground and explore the mesmerising lava tunnels. 

Meeting point – The tour start at 9:00 at our office in the harbour of Lajes do Pico

 

Full Day Tour of Pico with Wine Tasting

115.00 Hominis Natura

This tour is a combination of the must-see places and the hidden gems of Pico island. It is perfect for those who want to get a general idea of the island, spiced up with some extraordinary experiences. The morning is dominated by the beautiful nature of the Azores’ youngest island. After a picnic with local products, we explore some of the Picaroto culture. We end the day with a wine tasting of the famous Pico wines!

Meeting point
– The tour starts at 9:00 am at our office in Lajes port. 

What to see and do in the Azores