The nine volcanic islands of the Azores archipelago can be found in the between coordinates 37 ° and 40 ° north latitude and 25 ° and 31 ° west longitude. There are about 246 102 inhabitants (2011 census) residing in this insular territory of 2324 km², which lies about 1815 km from the European continent (Portugal) and 2625 from the North American one (Canada).
With a temperate oceanic or temperate maritime climate, the archipelago is divided into three geographical groups: the Eastern Group (Santa Maria and São Miguel), the Central Group (Terceira, Graciosa, Pico, São Jorge and Faial) and the Western Group (Flores and Corvo).
It is impossible not to be dazzled by the serene beauty and unforgettable landscapes of these 9 islands. Each island has its history and traditions, which take us back in time and make us dream in cinemascope.
In the Azores You new and enjoy magnificent experiences await you. Each hotel of the Azoris Hotels & Leisure group has established partnerships with companies qualified in outdoor activities so that you can enjoy Azorean Nature.
Pedestrian walks, whale and dolphin watching, golf, diving, biking and mountain biking are some of the activities you can enjoy in the Azores. Ecotourism, birdwatching, surfing, sport fishing, sailing, canoeing and kayaking, paragliding and horseback riding are some of the Azorean adventures.
WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING
"WHALE AHEAD!" As one of the largest whale sanctuaries in the world, through the Azorean portion of the blue Atlantic roam majestic whales and friendly dolphins, making everything even more magical.
IT'S NOT A DREAM! THE TRACKS OF THE AZORES ARE REAL. On each hiking trail you can find exceptional beauty connecting almost every corner of each island, both by the shore and up on the mountains. The trails wind across the archipelago, revealing to hikers hidden mysteries.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
TRY THE HYDROTHERMAL RESOURCES. In the Azores you can find numerous springs of natural carbonated water, waterfalls and pools of warm iron water, known and used by locals and visitors for centuries.
THE POWER OF NATURE. In the Azores there are almost three hundred volcanic underground openings, whether they are caves, tubes or pits. You can also find dry fumaroles, crater lakes and hot springs. The diversity of the archipelago’s volcanic profile is quite impressive and exerts great attraction on visitors.
DIVE IN THE AZORES. In the waters of the Azores you can find coastal and low areas that offer amazing views of magnificent caves and underwater arcades, remains of shipwrecks, mantas that glide in the blue vertigo, rare and mysterious underwater fumaroles.
How to get here
To get to the Azores you can travel through these airlines