Azores

Azores

Things to do - general

The Azores, officially the Autonomous Region of the Azores (Região Autónoma dos Açores), is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean about 1,360 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, about 880 km (550 mi) northwest of Madeira, about 1,925 km (1,196 mi) southeast of Newfoundland, and about 6,392 km (3,972 mi) northeast of Brazil.

Its main industries are agriculture, dairy farming (for cheese and butter products primarily), livestock ranching, fishing, and tourism, which is becoming the major service activity in the region. In addition, the government of the Azores employs a large percentage of the population directly or indirectly in the service and tertiary sectors. The main settlement of the Azores is Ponta Delgada.

Local Weather

Country Portugal
Languages spokenPortuguese
Currency usedEuro
Area (km2)2333
Diving

Diving

Azores
Azores, is one of the only places for scuba diving. Best time for scuba diving is from early June un More info
Diving in the warm waters

Diving in the warm waters

Azores
Toward the southwest, where the lava got cool and created natural pools, it offers a unique opportun More info
Dolphin and whale watching

Dolphin and whale watching

Azores
Exit to the sea in a rubber boat or a catamaran. Along with tourists goes the captain and a biologis More info
Furnas Valley

Furnas Valley

Azores
The excursion begins  in the south part of the island, visiting Vila Franca do Campo ( Frank Village More info
Geologist tour by lava channels

Geologist tour by lava channels

Azores
Three-hour excursion by lava channels in Coal cave! Before this tour was only an hour, but now for t More info
Northeast

Northeast

Azores
It is considered the most mysterious part of  the eastern  of São Miguel Island. The oldest part of More info
Oceanic fishing / Coast fishing

Oceanic fishing / Coast fishing

Azores
Azores is a place of migration of various types of fish, which are attracted by the great abundance More info
Ponta Delgada walking tour

Ponta Delgada walking tour

Azores
Walking tour through the narrow streets of Ponta Delgada, we can see the well-kept historic building More info
Seven cities and Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lagoon)

Seven cities and Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lagoon)

Azores
Price per group from 219.00
This tour offers the opportunity to visit the western part of the island. The tour begins by visitin More info
Sport-sailing yacht

Sport-sailing yacht

Azores
Azores from April to October offers good conditions for sailing sports, guaranteed by infrastructure More info
Surfing

Surfing

Azores
Thanks to its geographical location, the Azores have perfect conditions for surfing all year, from b More info