Nestled in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores, an autonomous Portuguese archipelago, beckon with breathtaking volcanic landscapes reminiscent of a prehistoric era. While São Miguel, the largest and most-visited island, boasts crater lakes, lush hillsides, and fumaroles, lesser-known gems like São Jorge and Pico offer unique charms. From the sandy beaches of Santa Maria to the dramatic terrains of the entire archipelago, the Azores provide a diverse range of experiences. With eco-adventures like hiking and kayaking, coupled with whale watching and delightful local cuisine, this “Hawaii of Europe” offers an unforgettable journey.
Expert-recommended hotels like Octant Furnas and Santa Barbara Eco Resort, along with must-visit locales such as Sete Cidades and Ilhéu de Vila Franca, ensure a truly epic Azores trip. Top-notch restaurants like Quinta dos Sabores and Tasquinha Vieira, as well as renowned wineries like Azores Wine Company, add culinary delights to the adventure. Whether trekking through surreal landscapes or savoring exquisite local wines, the Azores promise an unforgettable blend of nature and culture.