The Azores islands are 9 islands that belong to Portugal.
The islands were formed by volcanic activity some three hundred thousands years ago, some areas are – as recent as 70 years ago.
The most popular way of getting from island to island is by boat or plane.
When inland you can drive a auto, ride bicycle or hike.
The Azores (Acores in Portuguese) are renowned for world-class whale watching, hot mineral springs, and quaint seaside towns.
Each of the nine islands that make up the Azores, has its own fascinating identity and charm.
These islands can be divided into three recognizable groups located on the Azores Platform:
The Eastern Group (Grupo Oriental) of São Miguel, Santa Maria and Formigas Islets.
The Central Group (Grupo Central) of Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial.
The Western Group (Grupo Ocidental) of Flores and Corvo.
Watch the Video below, it’s a Vacation Travel Guide – which highlights the natural beauty of the Azores Islands of Portugal:
As you just saw in the video, the beaches aren’t the only attraction in the Azores, the volcanic calderas, hot springs, valleys, waterfalls, lakes and mountains make these islands a remarkable must see nature evolution.
Which really highlights the natural beauty of the planet.
The Azores islands are the ideal setting for nature lovers – it’s green – full of trees, plants, and flowers that came into existence under the most intriguing set of circumstances – ancient volcanic activities.
The islands are also great for sea lovers – some of the best views of the islands are best seen from the ocean.
Whale watching, swimming with friendly fishes and go scuba diving are some of the activities you can enjoy in the Azores. The average temperature in the sea is about 70 degrees farenheit.
You can also enjoy the islands beauty by renting a car. There’s very little traffic in the islands, which allows you to be able to stop and take in the sites.
For those who like to walk or hike you’ll enjoy following the trails, one of the most exciting trails is the one that leads you to the highest mountain in Portugal – Pico.
The trail to it has some breathtaking views which makes walking/hiking fun – for those who never hiked before. A great place to start.
The proximity of the sea from all sides turns walking long distances into a great adventure.
Watch the video below and click on the link that follows to get travel information to the Azores.
Once you are in the islands, enjoy the local dishes.
Some are prepared – the good old fashion way.
Ask the natives what that is and be prepared to be amazed and delighted.
Enjoy your trip, send me some photos of your favorite activities in the Azores ……..