Azores Islands - What We Know
The Archipelago of the Azores is formed of nine lush islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The Azores islands are situated between Portugal and North America and were discovered in the 15th century by the Portuguese.
The volcanic formation of the islands means that the Azores are bursting with beauty and packed with extraordinary sites!
The islands of the Azores are separated into three groups: the Eastern group of Santa Maria and Soa Miquel; the Western group of Corvo and Flores; and the Central group of Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial. In any one of these groups you can expect to find glistening blue lakes within enormous craters and miles of green valleys in between jagged mountains. Most of the coastline is rather rugged but there are little inlets and bays with picturesque white sandy beaches with warm waters perfect for taking a dip.
Things to do in the Azores
On any of the nine islands you will not be stuck for something to do.
Probably the most likely reason people go to Azores is that they are nature lovers, so exploring the islands on foot is the best way to really discover what the Azores has to offer.
If you don’t fancy walking on the trails you can always visit one of the many public gardens Sao Miguel has that are filled with tropical plants and rare and exotic plants.
If you want to see what’s going on in the glistening waters it wouldn’t be uncommon for you to spot a variety of dolphins such as the Common Bottlenose and Risso’s, as the Atlantic waters surrounding the archipelago are their home.
If you fancy an unforgettable holiday that will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed, then the islands of Azores are the perfect destination for your next trip.
Azores - Great Value Portuguese Cuisine
The local food in the Azores is Portuguese and you are sure to taste some of the best seafood dishes you’ve ever tried while you are there. If seafood is not for you have no fear as hearty dishes such as locally sourced beef or spicy sausage are also local favourites. Each island produces its own cheese, which is the best way to finish any meal off, especially with a glass of Portuguese wine. A 3-course meal with wine will cost you around 20 Euros per person.
Weather and Climate in Azores
The climate is quite changeable and temperatures range from 14 to about 22 degrees centigrade – though it will feel hotter in the sun. This temperate climate means the Azores are a botanical wonder through the summer season and the green landscape up against the dark volcanic walls is an incredible and beautiful site.