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Azores – Europe’s secret islands of adventure
autonomous region of Portugal
The exposed tips of vast underwater mountains, the Azores lie on the nexus of the European, American and African tectonic plates, and they bear witness to the forces forever shaping our planet. This is a world of fumaroles, mud pots and scalding springs; of caverns, columns and grottoes formed from once molten rock; of blue lakes ringed by forests of laurel and cedar, and green pastures patterning the slopes of calderas.
The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, are an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic. The islands are characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. São Miguel, the largest, has lake-filled calderas and the Gorreana Tea Plantation. Pico is home to the 2,351m Mt. Pico and vineyards sheltered by boulders.
Things to do in Azores
Farms, Hiking, Nature & Wildlife, Extreme, Climbing, Ziplining, Horseback Riding, 4WD Tours, Safaris, Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours, Whale & Dolphin Watching
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