Experiences

Hiking
In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Europe’s perfume unlocks nine different fragrances. The green mantle takes the form of Japanese cedars, beeches, age-old vineyards. Volcanic cones stretch towards the sky. Caves unveil the secrets behind ...
Whale Watching
The Azores are currently one of the world’s largest whale sanctuaries. Among resident and migrant species, common or rare, more than 20 different types of cetaceans can be spotted in the Azores. It is an impressive figure and ...
Golf
Looking around and not seeing any type of human construction in the horizon. Only peace and nature. Another stroke with the Atlantic lurking around you. The shape of the greens invites you to walk accompanied by a colourful explosion of ...
Geotourism
The genesis of the Azores is found upon 1766 volcanoes, nine of which are still active. Underground, almost three hundred volcanic cavities, including caves, ravines and cracks, have been surveyed. The landscape is filled with dry calderas, ...
Scuba Diving
Diving day and night, in sandy, rocky or mixed seabeds, in caves or shipwrecks… The potential of the Azores is almost endless in terms of diving spots and types of diving. It offers adequate spots for various experience levels, from ...
Bike tours/MTB
Explore the Azores’ alluring volcanic landscapes by mountain bike for a unique and exhilarating experience. The islands boast a plethora of trails ideal for all levels, as well as an array of fascinating nature and unusual volcanic ...
Health and Well Being
The Azores have hydro-thermal resources, which have been known and exploited for centuries. There are various springs of natural carbonic water, waterfalls and iron water pools, which have been used since the sixteenth century.  The ...
Canyoning
The Azores are located in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The region is composed of nine volcanic islands, three of which provide excellent canyoning conditions. São Miguel, São Jorge and Flores offer a vast supply of beautiful ...
Bird Watching
The Azores are internationally recognized as a bird watching destination for observing certain groups of bird species. Due to its central position in the North Atlantic Ocean, it is possible to observe several migratory species which are ...
Surf
Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azorean islands and their shores provide some of the best conditions in the world for wave sports. From beach breaks to point breaks, it is possible to enjoy wave sports all year round, as the ...
Big Game Fishing
The Azorean sea is one of the favourite destinations of the fans of big-game fishing. Enormous blue and white marlins swim in this part of the Atlantic, as well as dolphin-fishes and Atlantic bluefin tunas, among other species of tuna. Between ...
Yachting
On a sailboat or a motorboat, you will quickly understand the mystique of navigating in the Azores seas. When navigating around the coastline of an island, it is possible to see the green landscape descending towards the crystalline-clear ...
Canoeing/ Kayaking
These sports can be practised in the Azores both in internal waters on open sea. Whether one exploits the escarpments that surround the lakes that filled the volcanic calderas or rows around the small islets to watch sea birds or even to visit ...
Paragliding
The Azores are deemed a singular paragliding destination, providing several spots, as well as takeoff and landing areas. It is possible to paraglide all year round, but the summer months are the best. Technical cross country flights allow ...
Horseback Riding
To horse ride in the Azores it is more than a sport, it is a tradition. It is believed that the horse came to the archipelago with the first settlers as they appear in the inventories of properties dating back to the beginning of the ...
Geocaching, the present-day version of treasure hunting, involves signalling a desired geographical location with GPS coordinates. Geocachers are thus able to plan a route that will provide them an adventure in nature. The goal is to find the ...