The islands of the Azores are truly wonderful places to visit. Set in the northern Atlantic, these volcanic islands have a unique natural beauty as well as a fascinating history, and offer a wonderful holiday destination.
Each of the nine islands is unique, with very different characteristics and attractions. Pico Island is home to the highest point in all of Portugal, with Mount Pico rising to 2,351m. Its rich black volcanic earth makes it ideal for vineyards, creating the UNESCO World Heritage site of its vineyard culture landscape.
Neighbouring Faial island offers stunning views across to Pico Island, as well as its own beautiful landscape, a coastline that’s perfect for dolphin-spotting and unique black sand beaches. The capital, Horta, is home to a famous and busy marina as well as plenty of historic attractions.
On Terceira Island, you find Angra do Heroismo, the historical capital of the Azores and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is home to many historic forts, as it was once a prime target for pirates and privateers, and one of those fortresses is now home to the Pousada of Angra do Heroismo.
Whichever island you choose to stay on, you’ll find it easy to catch a ferry to explore the other sites of the Azores.
Whether you come to explore the natural beauty of these volcanic landscapes, to enjoy the traditions and cultures of the Azores, or simply to relax on the beaches, the Pousadas of the Azores give you the perfect place to stay. For more information, to check availability or make a booking, simply get in touch today.