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Travel Guide of Azores in Portugal by Influencers

The Azores, officially the Autonomous Region of the Azores, is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal. It is an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the Macaronesia region of the North Atlantic Ocean, about 1,360 km west of continental Portugal, about 1,500 km west of Lisbon, in continental Portugal, about 1,500 km northwest of Morocco, and about 2,500 km southeast of Newfoundland, Canada.

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Discover our travel guide of Azores in Portugal made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Azores:

  ⛰️ Hill station     🏖️ Archipelago     🏖️ Coast     ⛰️ Hill     🏞️ Waterfall     🛣️ Road trip  

Travel Tips for visiting Azores

Travel to the Azores: one week in the most exotic archipelago of Europe

It is undoubtedly the best-kept secret of Portugal... 

Wild and exuberant, you will come across thermal pools, luxuriant forests, and a lot of good addresses where you can sleep and enjoy yourself.
They are 9 islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a 2h30 flight from Lisbon, attached to the European Union and yet straddling the African, American, and Eurasian plates.

 Although Portuguese is spoken there, the landscape has nothing to do with the Algarve or the Douro region.
Jagged volcanic coastline, dense and humid highland forests, the highest peak in Portugal (2351 m), or windy beaches where windsurfers are the kings, it is difficult to paint a typical picture of the archipelago as each island is so different from its neighbor.

 From Corvo, the smallest, the size of Ouessant where only 450 inhabitants live, to São Miguel where more than half of the 245 000 inhabitants of the Azores are located, from the vineyards of Pico to the blond beaches of Santa Maria, each island has its specificities. 

Terceira Island

Terceira, discovered at the very beginning of the 15th century by Portuguese navigators, is the first stop of our stay in the Azores. Second most populated island of the archipelago, its economy is largely based on agriculture and it remains very wild in its center.
It is impossible to visit Terceira exhaustively in a few days and that is why you will need to focus on the strong points of the island: its history and its heritage, its nature and its volcanoes, and of course, its gastronomy. 

Visit the Museu de Angra do Heroísmo

Located in the convent of São Francisco, this museum traces the history of the island, marked by the exile of several kings and queens of Portugal who fled the continent.

From its colonization in the 15th century to the present day, the museum also provides an insight into local customs and the island's military history. Next to the museum is the church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo and its remarkable coffered ceiling with carved wooden elements covered with gold.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Azores

What is the most beautiful island of the Azores?

São Miguel Island is the most beautiful island of the Azores.

Located in the Azores, a group of islands with authentic charm and sumptuous landscapes, the island of São Miguel is without a doubt the island not to be missed during your stay in this archipelago.

A pot of chicken, pork, beef, accompanied by cabbage or potatoes buried for four hours in soil releasing strong fumes of sulfurous gases... 

It is ready! The cozido, Azorean stew, has just simmered in the hot earth of Furnas on the island of São Miguel.

São Jorge is famous for its "Queijo São Jorge" protected designation of origin cheese. Made exclusively with cow's milk, it can weigh up to 7 kg. 

More generally, in the Azores one eats "açorda", a soup made of water, salt, pork fat, and fish.
Not to mention that the rich waters of the archipelago offer a wide range of fish to grill (sardines, cod...) and a wide variety of seafood and shellfish (lobsters, cicadas, barnacles...).

As for drinks, you can find local wines, beer (in São Miguel), fruit liqueurs, and brandy.

To move between the Azores islands, you have two options:

  • internal flights with SATA
  • ferry and boat

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  🌊‍ Ocean spots     ⛰️ Cliff spots     ⛰️ Hill station spots     🌲 Forest spots     🏖️ Shore spots     🛣️ Road trip spots     ⛰️ Highland spots     🏞️‍ Waterfall spots     🏘️ Town spots     🌲 Nature reserve spots     🐾 Wildlife spots     🌉 Bridge spots     🏖️ Coast spots     ⛰️ Hill spots     Kitesurfing spots     🏞️ Reservoir spots     🏄‍ Surfing spots     🏊 Swimming pool spots     🏞️ Waterway spots     🏖️ Archipelago spots  

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Explore 11 popular touristic places around Azores with pictures shared by travelers, influencers and photographers... Click on the photos to read the travel guide of the destination

Miradouro da Boca do Inferno

  13.7 km (8.5 miles) away from Azores

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Miradouro da Vista do Rei

  15.1 km (9.4 miles) away from Azores

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Miradouro do Pico da Barrosa

  16.3 km (10.1 miles) away from Azores

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Lagoa do Fogo

  16.8 km (10.4 miles) away from Azores

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Salto do Prego

  41.9 km (26.0 miles) away from Azores

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