The Azores are an archipelago in Portugal located in the west coast of the Iberian Penninsula. It's capital Ponta Delgada in the Island of Sao Miguel has a surface area of 2300 kms2. It's population is of over 250,000. The Azores are definately a paradise with great temperatures, volcanic beaches, crystal waters and beautiful landscapes that the northern Atlantic offers. Come to Portugal to the beautiful islands of the Azores!!
The Azores, or Autonomous Region of the Azores is made up of 9 islands that are found at 1300 kms from the Iberian Penninsula. The main islands of Sao Miguel, where you'll find Ponta Delgada, the capital of the region, Terceira and Faial Islands. In between the first two, you'll find 70% of the total population on the islands. They are islands with a volcanic origin that form a very unique landscape with abundant flora and fauna, riches and natural treasures!
Your holidays in the Azores can be unforgettable for many reason, do not forget the most typical ones like the beach, great weather, and walks through emblamatic spots. The best memories will be from spots like Peter's Sports Pub, the crib of the sea world of the 20th century that is found in the city of Horta in Faial Island. We must also not forget of the island of San Miguel, the island that has a famous lagoon and hot springs of Sete Cidades. The marine depths, the whale watching and it's natural reserves...the Azores are the perfect island for those of you that want to do something different on your holidays in a paradise in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, discovered only 5 centurys ago by Diogo de Silves.
In the Azores you'll also fin an important number of activities to do, like cultural activities, city historic centers like the one Ponta Delgada, and natural heritage with it's volcanic landscapes! It is an archipelago filled with possibilities!
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