Azores is the best tourist place for vacation to Portugal
In its northern border Atlantic Ocean, 800 miles west of Portugal, sit nine breathtaking islands, the Azores — Sao Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa, Flores and Corvo. Abounding with adventure, the remote archipelago extends greater than 320 miles, with each island possessing a dramatic landscape and distinctive, charming character. The Azores’ world-leading sustainable tourism and award-winning natural parks and marine reserves offer an
unspoiled landscape that’s excellent for unique and unforgettable experiences. The Azores are really simple to travel to from North America, but far enough from the stress and busyness of every day life. It’s the final destination for vacationers aiming to discover life’s true essence in pristine surroundings.
‘Certified By Nature’ Experiences
The largest, most populated island is Sao Miguel, known as The Green Island, for the award-winning Terra Nostra Park. From thermal baths and sputtering hot springs to beautiful gardens and placid crater lakes, natural wonders abound in every single direction. One on the best-kept strategies of Sao Miguel is Ribeira Grande Beach — fast-becoming a surfing mecca where powerful, consistent waves host annual international competitions. Ponta Delgada is Sao Miguel’s largest city, an excellent base for trips on the other islands, and the location of historic monuments and cobblestone streets which might be interlaced that has a modern marina, oceanfront cafes, lively bars and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Try the favorite, traditional, local dish cozido (meat and vegetable stew) that’s cooked inside soil’s geothermal heat for seven hours. Venture away from city to get a dip inside the Caldeira Velha Waterfall’s natural pool. Take a hike from the Lagoa de Fogo Nature Reserve, which you could visit Europe’s oldest working tea plantation.
Spend time sailing between islands, exploring sheltered marinas, beaches, crater lakes and grottos, while admiring wildlife and whales. For trekking enthusiasts, remember to climb Pico Island’s volcanic crater that soars 7,713 feet, and is particularly known as the Roof in the World. From here you will have stunning take a look at the Faial and Sao Jorge Islands.
Home to fantastic sub-aquatic settings, diving aficionados will quickly realize amazing coastal formations, excellent water visibility and temperature as well as a variety of fish and marine mammals. Big-game fishing is an additional draw over the coasts of those mesmerizing islands. No matter where you determine to explore, make sure you enjoy the unique gastronomy on the region, plus the folklore, culture and local handicrafts.
Plan A Trip Of A Lifetime
Your Delta Vacations Azores travel package includes a flight and also your choice of accommodations. Choose a resort and spa overlooking the cliffs of Sao Miguel Island, or maybe a modern hotel all-around Ponta Delgada’s marina. Delta offers seasonal, direct flights (late May through early September) from New York City (JFK) to Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island (PDL). Round-trip and one-way shared van transfers are for sale to purchase. And, for your flexibility of traveling location you want, we also offer car rentals in Sao Miguel. For added fun and adventure, add a task to your package, for instance a full-day bike and canoe excursion, a whale watching tour or perhaps a full-day stop by at Santa Maria Island.