The so-called „Europe´s equivalent to Hawaii“ is spread over 600 kilometers and is located 1.500 km from the Portuguese mainland as well as 3.900 km from Northern America´s east coast, implying that this stunning paradise can be reached within 2,5 hours from Lisbon or under 5 hours from Boston.
The scenery of the Azores – consisting of 9 stunning green islands – is spectacular with their dramatic waterfalls, marine life, exotic flora, botanical gardens, volcanos, hidden lagoons, caves and former lava tubes or black sandy beaches. Needless to say, the activity possibilities are countless, ranging between swimming in natural hot springs, canyoning, diving, trekking, jeep and buggy tours, whale or bird watching… you name them!
This range and versatility of activities has not stayed unnoticed, with the Azores being selected as Europe´s leading adventure tourism destination of 2020 (World Travel Awards, 2020).
More than ever, the Azores have been considered and appeared on the radar of travelers throughout the previous years, in particular in the last one with the Azores´ proactive COVID-19 strategy.
- Improved accessibility and connectivity: All islands offer airports and ferry terminals. However, without any doubt: São Miguel is the main hub as it offers multiple daily connections to the mainland of Portugal, connects the archipelago with European cities, and even offers direct flights to Boston, Toronto and Montreal.
- Flights: Flights to the Azores have become much more frequent as well as affordable with the air space liberalization of 2015 – which has been particularly beneficial for travelers arriving from Lisbon, Porto and London!
- MICE potential: Ponta Delgada, the capital of São Miguel, offers a selection of competitive upscale hotels with meeting rooms. Furthermore, the largest island of the Azores provides varied restaurant and activity options- ideally catering to requirements of a multiday stay on the island including meetings!
- The diversity of the Azores: Although, the influences of Portugal’s mainland are visible and not to be missed, the lifestyle of the locals remained rather unchanged and authentic due to the remote location of the Azores. Furthermore, there are special highlights and perks to be experienced on the different islands!
- Culinary heritage: The islands offer various culinary highlights such as the famous cheese of São Jorge, the “Cozido lunch” (stew cooked under the earth by volcanic heat) or the wines of Pico, whose vineyards have been classified by the UNESCO.
- Outdoor possibilities: From discovering the caves on Terceira, exploring the UNESCO site Angra do Heroismo, to staying overnight on the “Montanha do Pico” (Portugal´s highest mountain) while gazing the stars… the list is endless!
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