Discovering Azores!

Have you ever heard about Azores? If not let me introduce you this 9 little, but beautiful islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

So Azores or more officially Autonomous Region of the Azores, is paradise on Earth! No one can deny that. The Azores are one of two autonomous regions of Portugal, other one being Madeira. This archipelago is made out of 9 volcanic islands and each one of them is know for something different!

Map of Azores

Map of Azores

They are more or less forming three groups of islands. Most west we have Corvo and Flores, then in the centre we have Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico and Faial and last more on the east we have São Miguel and Santa Maria.

So as I mentioned before all these islands are result of volcanism that is happening and was happening long long time ago. Islands are right at active triple junction of North American, Eurasian and African Plate. That’s why they are all volcanic islands and that’s why you can find tons of volcanos here, active and less active. And as bad side of it, they get earthquakes too.

Furnas

Hot springs in Furnas

Typical houses in Azores
Typical houses in Azores

Let’s start talking about nicer and more interesting things.

Word that came to my mind while driving around the island is Garden of Eden. Azores are paradise, like paradise gardens so I think this word is quite appropriate for it.

Green rolling hills, hydrangeas everywhere and of course cute black and white cows! Then there are wineries, dairy farms and even tea plantations here. And the most delicious pineapple from São Miguel. Not to forget about seafood too, as fresh as it can get. But that’s not all, you can find the most beautiful lakes, natural pools and waterfalls everywhere around.

Beautiful view and Hydrangeas
Beautiful view and Hydrangeas

Did I already convince you to visit this Paradise?

Stay tuned for more while I discover beautiful places on São Miguel, Pico, Faial and Terceira!

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