The Archipelago of Azores, situated in the North Atlantic Ocean between 37⁰- 40⁰ latitude North and 24⁰- 32⁰ longitude West is composed of nine volcanic islands and is the most isolated and extensive in the north-eastern Atlantic.
The Azores are really mountains that coming out of the Atlantic Ocean floor. Because of that, Azores are considered some of the tallest mountains on the planet, measured from their base, at the bottom of the ocean, to their peaks.
The vast extent of the islands defines an immense Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 953,633 km2. This entire area includes more than 40 marine protected areas and is home of the ecosystems with more biodiversity of the world ranging from vegetable organisms, invisible to the naked eye, until the blue whales of 30 meters of length.
The weather varies a lot because we are always under the influence of the Azores anticyclone. The days can have all the 4 seasons of the year in just one day. Such as the climate is temperate with average temperatures ranging from 16 °C in winter and 24 °C in summer, while at sea, temperatures range between 14 °C and 23 °C, always under the influence of the Gulf Stream.
Even remote, these islands can be easily reached by direct and frequents flights from North America and Northern Europe.
|Copenhagen||Ponta Delgada||5h 30min||Primera|
|Oslo||Ponta Delgada||5h 40min||Jet Time|
|Stockholm||Ponta Delgada||5h 50min||Primera|
|Helsinki||Ponta Delgada||6h 15min||Primera or FinnAir|
Island of São Miguel
“The Green Island”, as is known, is the largest and most populated island of the Azores. Your amazing landscape with beautiful mountains, great lakes, beaches, hills, green plains and blue sea, is a dazzle to any visitor.
Lake of Sete Cidades in São Miguel Island (Pauline Narvaez)
With this, there are several activities you can do like, fishing, diving or snorkeling, sailing, whale and dolphin watching, swimming with dolphins, wind sports, wave sports, bird watching, jeep safaris, walking and trekking, horse riding, bike riding and many other activities.
Just for interest, some awards of Azores by some entities…