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Azores Holidays Guide
An archipelago of islands set in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores are a truly unique destination. Lush green and dramatic landscapes, these Portuguese islands are the perfect place for a more adventurous holiday with lots of outdoor activities to try out.
Although not your typical beach holiday destination, the Azores attracts holidaymakers during the peak summer months when the weather is at its best and there's more chance of enjoying the sunshine out by the pool.
Getting to, from and around the Azores
Flying to the Azores takes about four hours (just a bit shorter than flying to the Canary Islands) with two airlines currently running direct flights between the UK and Ponta Delgada, the main town on the island of Sao Miguel.
Once on the island, renting a car is a good option, allowing you to explore at your own pace. If you've booked your holiday through a package tour operator, coach transfers to your hotel may be included so it's worth knowing. They may also run day excursions so that you can easily explore more of the island.
Things to do in the Azores
Many holidaymakers will come for the summer sunshine, spending time by the pool and enjoying the dramatic scenery, but head out of your hotel and there's lots of activities to try out and experience.
The excitement of whale watching and scuba diving attracts many visitors, while some good fun hiking the trails of the islands are also popular for getting some fresh Atlantic air. Surfing, golf, kayaking and paragliding are just a few more of the activities on offer in the Azores.
Where to stay in the Azores
Ponta Delgada is the main town on the main island. Here you'll find all you need with plenty of restaurants to try. Hotels are also scattered about the island in smaller towns like Ribeira Grande with its beautiful beach or Lagoa which is a little further along the south coast from Ponta Delgada.
There's a variety of accommodation across Sao Miguel to suit all tastes and budgets. As a lesser developed holiday destination, the Azores feature less resort and more homely style accommodations compared to your typical beach holidays in the Algarve or Canary Islands.