The Azores Islands: a magical archipelago
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L'Azores archipelagooff the coast of Portuguese coastsis supported by a oceanic climate and a particularly lush vegetation. It's an ideal destination for lovers of nature and the great outdoors. It is located in 7 hours of the FranceIt offers a definite change of scenery.
The Azores archipelago is composed of 9 islands. Each island is unique and offers a variety of landscapes. The beauty of the wild coasts, the grandeur and kindness of its volcanoesthe presence of nature are part of this journey unique.
It is a protected destination that focuses on the discovery of beautiful landscapes on the land side: crater lakes and volcanoes, fumarolesAnd on the seaside: water sports and whale watching. Although the islands are of volcanicThere are not many beaches. However, they are home to natural ocean pools that man has created for swimming. Visit hot springs are another highlight of the event. Sao Miguel. They are open all year round.
The islands of the archipelago and their particularities
Each island is associated with a special colour. Each island has its own charms, natural beauty and unique character. Sao Miguel is also known asgreen islandThis colour is ubiquitous throughout the archipelago, but especially on the main island where you will find a stunning palette of green.
São Miguel Island
Sao Miguel, the largest island of the Azores, is dominated by the Pico de Vara, which rises to 1080m. Ponta Delgada is the capital of the Azores. It has a rich history.
There are many attractions tourist in Sao Miguel, Azores.
The island of Terceira
Terceiracovering 381 km2 , is the most populous island in the central group. The capital, Angra do Heroismowas designated as a World Heritage Site by theUnesco in 1983. It will attract those who love cultural travel.
The islands of Faial and Pico
FaialThe capital of the city is the island of St. Petersburg, a volcanic island and also known as the Blue Island because of its hydrangeas. Horta. Visitors can see the ash from the 1957 and 1958 volcanic eruptions in Faial, Azores.
Picothe second largest island in the Azores archipelago, owes its name to the volcano that rises to 2351 metres. The island of Pico de los Açores has terraced vineyards which are a World Heritage Site.Unesco.
The islands of São Jorge and Graciosa
Sao Jorge is surrounded by a volcanic cordillera, the main peaks of which are the Pico da Esperencaand the Pico das Calderinhas. It is divided into two municipalities, Calhetas and VelasIt is distinguished by its characteristic oblong shape.
The island of Graciosalocated in the northwest corner of the central Azores archipelago, is the most mountainous. Its highest peak, the Pico TimaoThe highest point is at 398 metres. It offers beautiful landscapes to its visitors.
The islands of Flores and Corvo
FloresThe Azores, often called the most beautiful island of the Azores, is located in the far west of Europe. It forms, with Corvothe western archipelago of the Azores.
Flores and Corvo, two small islands, are known for their waterfalls. They are therefore ideal for sports trips that involve the practice of canyoning.
The island of Santa Maria
The island of Santa MariaThe Azores has a wide variety of landscapes. There is the flat and dry region of Vila Do PortoThere is a hilly and green area.
You can enjoy a spectacular view of the whole island from the Pico Altowhich is the highest point of Santa Maria Island in the Azores.
The must-sees in this archipelago
This tiny Portuguese paradise The Azores, made up of nine islands, is a paradise for nature lovers and hikers. Tourists who are passionate about the natural beauty and volcanic land of the Azores will be amazed by their environment. Here are some of the things to see and do in the Azores.
A guided walking tour is an excellent way to discover the Azores.
You will be amazed by the many treasures This archipelago has a lot to offer, regardless of the level of difficulty you choose. Explore the lake Lagoa do Fogonear Sao Migueland volcanoes Terceira. These are authentic villages and breathtaking landscapes that you should not miss!
Beaches and swimming
Let's face it, you don't come to the Azores to enjoy the white sandy beaches in the shade of the coconut trees.
These volcanic islands are ideal for soaking in the natural poolsThese are natural rock pools for bathing. They are located along the coast and filled withsea water.
Don't worry if you like to go to the beach. The islands are full of sandy areas on which you can place your towel, particularly at Terceira, Santa Maria and Sao Miguel. In summer, the water temperature is around 20°C. If you are near volcanic springs, it can be even higher.
Before you embark on your adventure in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, we'll introduce you to the cetaceanswhich includes the dolphins and the whales.
After a brief overview of what to expect, it's time to board a boat Zodiac and go in search of these magnificent marine creatures. An experienced captain will guide the boat and a team of assistants will be available to help you if necessary. Marine biologists will accompany you on the tour and provide you with fascinating details on the amazing animals that swim in these waters.
This experience can be had on the island of Sao Miguel. This is without doubt one of the most memorable activities in the Azores.