Why the Azores?
Adventures And Escapism
A natural haven for adventurers, the activities available suit everyone from the beach lovers to the adrenaline junkies. There are no less than 30 blue flag beaches or the bluest of lakes such as the Lake of Fire for you to swim in. The soil is so mineral rich you can almost see it for yourself in the lushness of the surrounding greenery with the cedar and laurel forests contrasting the lakes so vibrantly it takes your breath away.
Settings such as the rim of Faial’s Caldera are absolutely perfect for photographs or trekking around. Talking of trekking, Mt Pico at 7,713ft is Portugal’s highest mountain offers a good 3-hour hike if you fancy a challenge.
There are also boundless underwater caves and grottoes which the molten rock has beautifully moulded over the years for the more adventurous types to dive into. There are accredited diving centres on most islands here as this apelago is known as one of the best Atlantic diving locations.
Whales, Dolphins and Turtles
The abundance of geothermal activity is hugely popular on the islands - from the history of the tectonic movement which created the islands in the first place, to the hot jets in the pools to warm your cockles, this part of the islands attracts many of their visitors.
You’ll even find natural spring fountains throughout the towns providing mineral water literally on tap. It seems the Azores have natures answer to the world’s plastic problem!
We know that may not be top of your agenda when you’re trying to check out where to escape to - but it’s reassuring to know that you can enjoy this beautiful country knowing you’re not negatively impacting its long term beauty.
This really is a place for everyone. Whether you want adventures galore or pure escapism, all of those boxes will be ticked.
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