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Thinking of traveling to the Azores? Follow these insider Azores travel tips for a safe and worry-free trip to one of the most remote and beautiful places in Europe! Now that they are definitely becoming more popular and a travel destination in demand , people come for me for all kinds of advice.
Food, lifestyle and even what to pack. Here are the top tips and things you need to know before traveling to the Azores. The Azores have been consecutively named one of the top sustainable destinations worldwide. Yet with the recent tourism boom, this fragile balance is now threatened. Leave nothing but footprints everywhere you go and be aware of any activities causing visual and noise pollution.
This includes avoiding playing loud music on phones and obviously taking ALL the trash with you until you find a bin. The Azores are in essence a remote and tranquil destination, and locals are extremely proud of that. Of course, there are small unpretentious clubs, bars, and pubs where people meet up and those are great places to have a chat and a peek into the local culture.
Visiting the Azores is all about unwinding and switching to a mindset of enjoying the little things in life. The Azores are remotely located in the middle of the Atlantic which causes the whether to be truly unstable. Any azorean knows the weather can change dramatically at any minute. I used to go to school with an umbrella in my backpack, even in the shiniest and brightest of the days. Having a clear blue sky in the morning and a storm in the afternoon is not uncommon!
This unpredictability might be a bit inconvenient, but also adds a pinch of charm and fun to it. Just take that into account while packing see 14 and make sure you have Spot Azores to check the weather real-time.
The Azores are considered to be the European Hawaii and for sure the volcanic activity is a big reason behind it. Yet another reason why you get to see nature in its purest form.
Even though the Azores are blessed with a warm current, the wild Atlantic can be still be cold. The good news is that there are warm waters where you can have a delightful swim in. It creates a surreal landscape perfect to relax after a long day of sightseeing! There are three main places where you can enjoy a mineral-enriched bath in the island:. From hiking to horse riding on land, diving to world-class whale-watching in the sea or paragliding in the air, there are loads of outdoor activities you can do in the Azores.
Dare to try new things! There are literally dozens of official hiking trails in the islands. The most challenging one is climbing Pico Mountain , the highest mountain in Portugal 2,m. The Azores are a top-notch whale-watching destination. Choose the best time to go to increase the chances of seeing more species.
Pico is the best place to see these amazing creatures. There are private companies who arrange tailored horse-riding tours around lakes and other beautiful landscapes. Sea kayaking is available across almost all islands. The potential of the Azores is almost endless in terms of diving spots.
This has been recently found to stress out the animals too much and some companies are already not offering this tour. This list only includes the top-rated reviewed hotels in the islands, with WiFi included. Hard to go wrong with these! Or explore the latest hotel deals: There is an impressive collection of lakes in the islands, of all shapes, altitudes and accessibility levels. I can assure you being there is a sensory overload and the views will take your breath away.
There is even better news. You can at least hike around most of them which is by itself highly promising in terms of views photo opportunities! Food in Portugal is of great quality and actually one of the main reasons to visit. Based on a healthy mediterranean diet, food comes in generous portions with a low price tag.
The Azores are no exception. Perhaps the most typical azorean food is Cozido das Furnas Furnas Stew , cooked underground with volcanic steam! From typical Queijadas to the iconic azorean pineapple, there is a wide range of local delicacies. This is the most important thing you need to know of them all.
Obviously being back in touch with nature is one of the strong selling points of a trip to the islands. Everyone knows that before stepping their feet there. What is not immediately visible is why the Azores have managed to keep their stunning lakes, cliffs, meadows as beautiful for so long.
And it all comes down to respect. Locals have a deep respect for nature and for the ocean in particular. Sustainability and eco-friendly are big words in the islands! Always put trash on the bins — specially plastic and cigarette buns! Loud noises disturb animals and some humans too and the overall harmony of the place.
Getting around the islands and coming up a Azores itinerary can be tricky. For inter-island connections you have only two options. Option 1 is significantly quicker but more costly. The good thing is that you might be eligible for a free connecting flight to other island — check their terms and conditions.
Take into account these journeys can be long though. See more details for the ferries in Azores in the section below. My personal suggestion is to always fly between islands of different groups — Western, Central and Eastern — and to consider the ferry only for short trips in inter-grouping islands e. Faial to Pico or Corvo to Flores.
This will avoid any problems with journey cancellations which are pretty common due to due to rapidly changing weather and ocean conditions in North Atlantic.
Although there are some sub companies operating inter island ferries in Azores , they all belong to the same parent company: It provides a full service including vehicles between all the 9 islands. Only available during summer months. The trip takes roughly 3 hours. Atlantico Line runs the only ferry to Flores. There is a very small ferry that runs between Flores and Corvo it may hold passengers.
The last two summers they were in a such a high demand there were days with no cars available to rent. Did you know the Azores are the only region in Europe where tea is still cultivated? Make sure you stop by. Getting insights on the way everything works is an original experience and there is even a hiking trail through the tea fields. Plus, the little tea boxes make great gifts for people back home!
A few years ago when I told I was from the Azores islands hardly anyone had heard of them. They could hardly pinpoint them on the map. There was no major hype on websites or social media either. For now, you can still enjoy silence and beautiful landscapes without waiting for a spot to take a picture. But things are changing.
With the introduction of low-cost airlines as well as countless mentions on top travel websites like Lonely Planet and National Geographic. Despite their isolated location, now the islands are triggered their path to become a trendy travel destination. Honestly the sooner you visit, the better. Unfortunately there is the real danger the magic of Azores get spoiled by mass tourism.
You know how much I like value-for-money destinations, where your money can go a long way. Well, I can assure you nothing of that will happen in Azores.
While they are still slightly more expensive than mainland Portugal — insularity comes with a price! To give you a better idea, these are some of the prices you can expect in Azores.
Dress code is relaxed and practical everywhere in the islands. Very important tip when packing to the Azores: Shorts are a good idea, even for rainy days as legs dry faster than any fabric. Flip flops however are NOT a good shout. While temperatures in winter are not unbearable, the number of rainy days is high. And oh boy, when wind and rain combine, it can get really ugly. A rain jacket will be your best friend. Apart from these, make sure your phone has a good case protecting it and of course… bring a good camera!
Check other 18 ideas of travel items to pack. While English is widely spoken in the islands, locals appreciate if you make the effort to speak some basic words of Portuguese./p>
The trip takes roughly 3 hours. Atlantico Line runs the only ferry to Flores. There is a very small ferry that runs between Flores and Corvo it may hold passengers.
The last two summers they were in a such a high demand there were days with no cars available to rent. Did you know the Azores are the only region in Europe where tea is still cultivated? Make sure you stop by. Getting insights on the way everything works is an original experience and there is even a hiking trail through the tea fields.
Plus, the little tea boxes make great gifts for people back home! A few years ago when I told I was from the Azores islands hardly anyone had heard of them. They could hardly pinpoint them on the map. There was no major hype on websites or social media either.
For now, you can still enjoy silence and beautiful landscapes without waiting for a spot to take a picture. But things are changing. With the introduction of low-cost airlines as well as countless mentions on top travel websites like Lonely Planet and National Geographic. Despite their isolated location, now the islands are triggered their path to become a trendy travel destination. Honestly the sooner you visit, the better. Unfortunately there is the real danger the magic of Azores get spoiled by mass tourism.
You know how much I like value-for-money destinations, where your money can go a long way. Well, I can assure you nothing of that will happen in Azores. While they are still slightly more expensive than mainland Portugal — insularity comes with a price!
To give you a better idea, these are some of the prices you can expect in Azores. Dress code is relaxed and practical everywhere in the islands.
Very important tip when packing to the Azores: Shorts are a good idea, even for rainy days as legs dry faster than any fabric. Flip flops however are NOT a good shout. While temperatures in winter are not unbearable, the number of rainy days is high.
And oh boy, when wind and rain combine, it can get really ugly. A rain jacket will be your best friend. Apart from these, make sure your phone has a good case protecting it and of course… bring a good camera!
Check other 18 ideas of travel items to pack. While English is widely spoken in the islands, locals appreciate if you make the effort to speak some basic words of Portuguese. It is not that hard to learn and in return it can guarantee you some extra detailed tips or at the very least, a smile.
Perhaps the single most important lesson to learn about the Azores. The islands have been consecutively named one of the top sustainable destinations worldwide. Yet with the increasing tourism pressure, this fragile balance it lies in can quickly be disrupted. Leave nothing but footprints and consider any activities causing visual and noise pollution.
Plus, you can customize your package by combining 2 or 3 islands to your itinerary which is awesome:. Ponta Delgada airport has the highest number of flight connections.
From there you may be entitled to a FREE connecting flight to other islands — check this page for more info. For hotels, you can start off with this pre-filtered list of hotels, guesthouses and villas in Azores. Or explore hotel deals:. Oh Azores this and Azores that, so full of himself. My home islands are a travel destination that makes a lasting impression on everyone who goes there.
Going back to reality is a struggle and usually, people need to scream to the world how awesome Azores is. Providing it does matches your expectations, I also encourage you to spread the word afterward about its beauty, uniqueness and bla bla bla with everyone. But please also make sure you mention the islands are NOT a party or beach destination like Ibiza or Miami and they need special care when visiting.
For many years, the Azores was considered a forgotten garden in the middle of the ocean. They might not be forgotten or hidden anymore, but we all have a tiny share of responsibility for keeping them still a garden. Are you planning to visit the Azores? If so, share your travel plans below.
If you have visited already, let me about your insider Azores travel tips too! Your email address will not be published. Hi Bruno, great website! So nice that you provide so much information about these beautiful islands. I still have a small question though. I was wondering whether it is necessary to plan ferry trips in advance? Me and my brother are planning to visit Pico from Sept 15 to 24 , and planning to visit Sao Jorge and Faial for 2 days each with the ferry from Pico with our rental car we arranged for the whole period.
If you believe the ferries are likely to be fully booked in that period we will book the ferry in advance but if you believe this is not the case, we may not plan it ahead in order to be a bit more flexible.
Any information would be greatly appreciated! I totally want to bring a drone and good camera gear. Do you have time to meet up? I wish to surprise my wife and take her to the Azores.
Her family long ago is from there in San Miguel. We live in Madeira Beach Florida outside of the Tampa area. We wish to travel for 7 to 10 days and see all the wonderful sites throughout the islands. We wish perhaps to have a preset in ternary and all travel, hotel, transportation and agenda pinned down, making it a assured success.
You are the experts not us. Would late December of or Early to middle of January be a good time for our trip? I could surprise her at Christmas. I thinking about going there in July It all sounds good. I assume the best way to get there is via Lisbon.
I am going to be in Sao Miguel for 6 nights in August. I know it is not the best time of year for whale watching, but is it still likely to spot them?
I am interested in going on a tour, but do not just want to see dolphins.. Is it better to see them in the morning or evening? I am probably taking a PADI diving certification whilst on the island, which will take 4 half days. Considering whale watching and ilheu de vilafranca do campo are half day activities..
DAY 1 of your blog? Dear Bruno, thanks for your valuable information. I have many questions, but the main one is: Great article about the islands. Thank you a lot. Looking for rooms in the Azores Islands? Please check here as well: Hi Bruno, fantastic information on your website. Wondering if there is an alternative for a direct service Horta-Madalena other than flying? Something that can be arranged locally, perhaps?
Hi Bruno, our car hire man in Portugal suggested we visit The Azores his homeland and after a bit of research, we are hooked and plan on visiting next spring for about 3 weeks. We enjoy walking and seeing the scenery, we are not interested in nightlife. May we ask your advice on these choices and is there anything else you would suggest please. Thank you in advance and also for this very helpful website.
Hello, we will travel to Azores in June for 9 days. We plan to stay only on Terceira flight Lisbon — Terceira — Lisbon. Is too many days for Terceira? Should we visit some other island which one? All webs talking only about San Miguel and I have really problem to find information about some interesting places on Terceira.
And one more question, Is possible to camping we would like to sleep in tent for a few nights? No one wants to visit the Azores with me so I will have to do it myself. I do not want to drive. I already have my Air BnB reserved. The problem I am finding, though, is that it is almost impossible to get a tour for myself.
The tour companies many times will not book just one ticket. Any advice for me? I really, really want to see Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo.
Did you try day tours available on Viator. Hi Bruno, I just discovered the Azores and have decided to do a trip in August! If I only have two weeks, which islands do you recommend and for how long each?
I definitely want to include Flores in there. My girlfriend and I will be in the Azores June , A studio or apartment would be best — rather than a traditional hotel.
With 10 days, you can do 2 islands. Can you easily book excursions when you get to the Azores and what sort of price and package are there? We have booked to come in early August for 2 weeks my fiance and myself. We are planning on making our ways to Pico by ferry and flying back from Pico to San Miguel for the last days and hopefully following your itinerary.
Also would it be worth spending the extra to fly the first leg from Sao Miguel to Terceira in your opinion? I think you have a balanced itinerary. My husband and I are going to the Azores for 6 nights in early January. What other island should we visit, given the time of year and our short-ish stay? Thanks so much for any advice? The author forgot to mention our summer months, our ocean, our delicious fish, our religious festivals, and bullfights.
The best food in the Azores is not meat or beef is fish. Water activities like fishing, deep sea fishing, scuba diving are becoming very popular. Traveling by boat around the islands during the summer is not that expensive. Also the most unique dishes you can have in the islands are meat-based Alcatra and Cozido das Furnas.
Although I talk about them in other articles, I will look into incorporating the religious festivals into this one. Thanks again for the feedback! Azores is a place which I have always dreamt of going. It is very close to the nature and a worth place to tranquilize our soul.
Thank you for sharing this article as it proved very informational to me. Next month I am planning a trip there. I want to go somewhere nature destination and this seems like the spot. Temperatures are mild — rarely dropping below degree Celsius and you can even get lucky and get some sunny days. That said, I would count with rain and wind and pack accordingly.
This is a great post! You shared a lot of helpful tips. Thank you so much for this useful info, I have found a great deal with Travel Azores from Toronto. I will definitely ask for itinerary advice for hiking…. Thank you for so much useful information.
I am looking for a place to go maybe during the month of February. My son surfs, is it too cold there during that time? Very good experienced advice. We discovered Pico four years ago, been here every September since. Same place, self catering, is like my holiday home now. I personally recommend very high Acores, is unique and not tourist modified so far. Thanks for all the useful tips! What will it be like? Will the ferries and the experiences ex. You definitely should expect less activity in winter time.
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