The Azores: why you need to visit Europe's hidden paradise

Exploring the Portuguese mid-Atlantic archipelago is an adventure you'll never forget

Stars Insider

05/19/18 | StarsInsider


Scattered like emeralds in the mid-Atlantic, the nine islands that make up the Azores archipelago—São Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores, and Corvo—are rewarding destinations in and of themselves. 

Celebrated for their stunning natural beauty, these Portuguese islands offer a wealth of outdoor adventure and nature tourism options. The only problem is choosing which island to explore first.

Browse the gallery for some visitor highlights and ideas of where to go and what to do.


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