Located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, the Azores are beautiful remote Portuguese islands. Here are our top 5 reasons to visit the Azores!
The Azores are Europe’s best-kept secret. These gorgeous volcanic islands situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean offer green hills, magical waterfalls, dreamy turquoise lakes and, even more! Discover 5 reasons to visit the Azores.
Waterfall and hot springs
The number of waterfalls on the Azores is countless! You may walk a bit to get there, but the views are always worth it! You can even swim at some of the waterfalls! If you are not into the cold water of the waterfalls you can try the hot springs. There are are a delight to swim in. We recommend the thermal pool of Furnas that is surrounded by palms, ferns, and conifers of a subtropical Atlantic forest, which makes it so surreal!
Whales and dolphins
You should not leave the Azores Islands without saying “hi” to the whales and the dolphins! The Azorean Archipelago is one of the best sites to spot whales and dolphins. Year round, pods of dolphins call the surrounding waters of the Azores their home. No less than one-third of all cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) in the world can be found here. You will certainly be astounded as the elegant creatures leap past your boat, but be prepared for some amazing video footage!
The Azores offer a seemingly endless amount of unique landscapes that make for the perfect afternoon hike! Mountain or flat, long distance or short, coastal or forest ones – you will find all kind of the trails one ever could imagine thereby there are trails to suit any traveler’s needs. Every hike takes you to incredible places: lava caves, waterfalls, lakes and much more. Ridden with plentiful forests, rolling mountains and winding coastlines, you will discover the beautiful landscapes the Azores have to offer.
Nature at the Azores is breathtaking. Regardless of which islands you choose to visit, you’ll find lakes. There, the lakes all look different. You have blue ones, green ones,… even black ones! You can hike around most of them which will offer you wonderful views!
Prepare for a refreshing culinary experience in the Azores! A large portion of the food consumed on the Azores is produced locally, making for three fresh meals a day. The local foods include cheese, seafood, and exotic fruits and for that reason, there are included in most of the islands most famous dishes. The Azores are rich in their gastronomy, with regional and typical practices in the various islands. The most famous dish of the Azores is Furnas de caldas, a stew that’s cooked inside a volcano. Concerning cheese, you should definitely taste the legendary fresh white cheese Pimenta da Terra.