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A hire car is essential if you are visiting the Azores islands. Pick up your car at São Miguel or Terceira airport and explore the untouched landscapes of the Azores in your own time!

Azores Travel Guide: A natural wonderland in the Atlantic

The 9 islands of the Azores are Europe’s best-kept holiday secret and a surprisingly unspoilt holiday destination off the tourist track. If you are looking for an independent getaway in a serene natural paradise, visit the Azores.

Perfect surf breaks pound the cliffs and coastlines, while picturesque hiking trails offer spectacular views across the lush green landscape of hydrangea-covered hills and patchworks of agricultural land. Nothing compares to the sensation of being as high as the clouds, surrounded by the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean! The landscape is wild and dramatic – active fumaroles, volcanic craters and rocky beaches are a constant reminder of the archipelago’s volcanic origins.

Each of the 9 islands has its own unique personality, quaint villages and natural geological attractions. Drive around the island of São Miguel to see the enchanting crater lakes of Sete Cidades, the tea plantations of Gorreana, as well as Porto Formoso and hot springs all over the island. Don’t miss the unique flavours of the traditional ‘Cozido das Furnas’, cooked in the volcanic earth! Highlights of Terceira island include the beautiful capital of Angra do Heroísmo (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the spectacular volcanic caves and grottoes of Algar do Carvão and panoramic views from Monte Brasil.

If you want to visit a few different places in the archipelago, the islands are connected by ferries and flights. Don’t forget your hiking boots and camera – you’ll want to treasure your memories of the Azores forever!

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