Azores is an archipelago which is made up of nine volcanic islands. Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean in Portugal, Azores is located around 1,500km west from Lisbon. These nine islands are: Flores, Corvo, Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, São Miguel, Santa Maria, and the Formigas reef. Azores is such an interesting place to visit, as because these islands were once remote and un-inhabited, the time which settlements appeared vary from island to island, meaning there is a noticeable difference in things such as culture, language and cuisine. Another selling point is that Azores experiences an overall pleasant climate, with the daily maximum temperatures ranging between 15 to 25 degrees.
Renting holiday accommodation in Azores
As there are nine different islands in the Archipelago of Azores, the accommodation will obviously vary from each one, meaning you are spoilt for choice. However, one thing which is consistent on all of the islands is that renting your holiday accommodation rather than booking into a hotel is the best option. Renting accommodation such as one of HouseTrip’s apartments in Azores is the perfect way to make the most of your holiday, without having to worry about trivial things such as booking into a hotel, or coming back at a certain time. You also are offered more privacy and space if you choose holiday rentals, and HouseTrip knows this well, and only offer the best in holiday accommodation, for the most reasonable prices.
Where to stay in Azores
Where you stay in Azores really doesn’t matter too much, as all of the islands are equipped to offer the perfect holiday. One of the best places to visit in the Azores is the oldest city of Angra do Heroismo, which is also now a world heritage site. As the Azores are all close to each other, there is also the option to do a lot of island-hopping, so you can fully appreciate everything which this spellbinding area has to offer. The landscapes in the Azores is so diverse, from rolling hills and green fields, to rocky cliffsides and rugged beaches, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful scenery. For a taste of rich history, why not visit Ponta Delgadas with its black-basalt-and-white-limestone streets.
Azores with the family
Beach holidays are known to make great family holidays, and the Azores is no exception to this rule. Although the landscape from island to island differs quite dramatically, the good-time seaside theme runs throughout. There are also a lot of activities for families to enjoy in the Azores which are not related to the Portuguese shores. The Azores is well-known to be one of the best whale-watching locations in the world, and taking to the seas on a boat and looking out for these creatures makes for a brilliant and insightful family day out. For more daring families, the Azores has a large variety of underground caves and taverns to explore, a product of the rocky and volcanic landscape. If you’re looking for a diverse holiday, with something new to entertain everyone on every day of your holiday, then look no further than the Azores.