Azores - a corner of eternal sun and bright greenery in the Atlantic
Geographical location and climate
Mentally transfer to the Atlantic Ocean, where the Azores are located. Portugal, to which they belong, is located one and a half thousand kilometers to the east. The Azores is an archipelago consisting of nine large islands and many small reefs, with a total area of approximately 2.3 thousand square kilometers. The islands have a subtropical mild climate with average January temperatures of +14 and July of +22 degrees Celsius. From October to March there is a rainy season. From June to September the weather is clear and dry. July and August are the warmest months on the archipelago.
Nature of the Azores
The Azores are famous for their unique nature, wonderful ecology and natural food, which is prepared from healthy and high-quality products. They are of volcanic origin.The nature of the islands is very diverse: steep cliffs overgrown with vegetation, fancy lakes in volcanic craters, rich blue ocean and dark volcanic sand, bright blooming hibiscus and elegant hydrangeas of various shades. Endemic species of animals and plants have been preserved here: Azores bullfinch and azorine flower. There are very few such unique and original corners like the Azores. There are no large factories and industries here, and in the villages, the locals cultivate land in their own fields without using any chemicals. In the Azores you can enjoy nature in its original form. All inhabitants of the islands protect the environment. In 1995, this archipelago received an award from the European Union for the conservation of wildlife and the development of ecotourism. For cleanliness, many local beaches are marked with "Blue Flags".
Holidays in the archipelago
On the archipelago there are no expensive luxury hotels that amaze the imagination with their chic interiors and modern technology. In the Azores, tourists do not come to live in luxurious rooms and sunbathe on the beaches with white sand.Those who are tired of city bustle, noise, excessive activity and large crowds prefer to relax here. The archipelago has the opportunity to relax in nature and enjoy absolute peace. Come relax on the Azores! Reviews of travelers who have already visited here can be found in various tourist publications. Everyone who has ever been here, really liked the rest and remembered for a lifetime. In the Azores is not at all boring. In addition to beach holidays and walks, you can ride a scooter, all-terrain vehicle or bicycle, watch birds, admire whales and swim with dolphins, relax in hot baths from natural basalt, hang-gliders or go down to caves and grottoes. Fans of active rest here can go sailing, diving, sport fishing, surfing and windsurfing, horse riding and even golf.
At the heart of local cuisine are Portuguese culinary traditions. The menu is dominated by fish and meat dishes cooked in juice or wine. There is also a large selection of various desserts, local cheese, sweet and juicy Azores pineapples, tea grown on the islands.The most popular drinks are local guardian vodka, fragrant liqueurs, wines "Bishkoitush" and "Werdelho". Be sure to visit the Azores and enjoy an unforgettable vacation in the Atlantic corner of the eternal sun and bright greenery!