Açores e Turismo de Portugal

The Azores Islands


'The second best islands in the world for sustainable tourism.'


National Geographic Traveller, November/December 2007

"In the middle of the blue Atlantic Ocean, the nine islands of the Azores are a paradise for cetacean lovers, volcanologists and everyone who enjoys nature and luxuriant forests, lakes, craters and lava stone landscapes."

Voyage nature:
Les Açores, sentinelles de l'ouest
Terre-Sauvage N.º 246February 2009

Arquipélago dos Açores
The total land area of the Azores Archipelago (36-39ºN, 25-31ºW) reaches 2,333 Km2. The region lies approximately 1,600 km west from the Portuguese Mainland and 2,300 from the American continent. Comprising nine volcanic islands, the Azores are the westernmost border of the European Community.

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Why visit the Azores?

Surf is a relevant sport in the Azores and the region has become increasingly known for its good surfing conditions. The Surf Azores Islands Pro, one of the most important qualifying events of the World Qualifying Series, is an example of the quality of the Azorean waves.

Desportos RadicaisSurf is a relevant sport in the Azores and the region has become increasingly known for its good surfing conditions. The Surf Azores Islands Pro, one of the most important qualifying events of the World Qualifying Series, is an example of the quality of the Azorean waves.



VIDEOS:
Vídeos dos Açores Whale Watching | Hiking
Diving | Volcanology | Golf

Weather

The weather in the Azores is quite exceptional, given its geographic location, the influence of the high pressure area named after the region (the Azores High) and the Gulf Stream.

Tempo nos Açores

The islands of Pico, Faial and São Jorge form this triangle.

Each island completes the other: the fajãs, the Topo Islet and the end of Rosais on São Jorge Island, the Caldeira crater, the Capelinhos Volcano and its Interpretation Centre on Faial Island, and the Whaling and Wine museums and Gruta das Torres on Pico Island are some of their attractions.

Triangle Islands

The islands of Pico, Faial and São Jorge form this triangle.

Each island completes the other: the fajãs, the Topo Islet and the end of Rosais on São Jorge Island, the Caldeira crater, the Capelinhos Volcano and its Interpretation Centre on Faial Island, and the Whaling and Wine museums and Gruta das Torres on Pico Island are some of their attractions.

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Santa Maria São Miguel Terceira
Graciosa São Jorge Pico
Faial Flores Corvo

 

 

 

Fajãs de São Jorge
© Carlos Silva
Vulcão dos Capelinhos, Faial
© Carlos Silva
Lagoas das Sete Cidades
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