Top 10 Exciting Things To Enjoy In Azores

Azores is a naturally blessed region in Portugal. There are number of natural attractions that make this a favourite visitor centre in Portugal. You can explore lava caves, active volcanoes, and charming islands, chances of whale watching & swimming with dolphins.

1. Furnas Lake

Address: Furnas Lake, Portugal.

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The beautiful Furnas Lake is located in Azores and a popular area for 3 active volcanoes in the Eastern Island. This area is famous for natural hot springs and the Gorreana Tea Factory. The blue and green coloured water in Furnas Lake catch your eyes as well as mind. Canoeing and hiking facilities also arranged here.

2. Mount Pico

Address: Mt Pico, Portugal.

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Visit the highest Mountain in Portugal with the elevation of 2351 meters above sea level. Hiking to this stratovolcano is the most thrilling activity that visitors do enjoy in Azores. Once you reach the top of this mountain, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding islands and valleys.

3. Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Address: Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Portugal.

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It consists of twin lakes (green and blue lakes) which separated from a narrow man-made bridge, is an amazing natural wonder. There are seven peaks which surrounds this lake. Hiking around the lake is a popular activity that you can enjoy.

4. Gruta do Carvao

Address: Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

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This coal cave is a natural attraction in Azores. This is the largest lava tunnel located in the island of Sao Miguel with 1912 metres. It has divided in to three sections and the cave?s age is calculated around 5000 or 12000 years old. This is considered as Regional Natural Monument by the Regional Decree and it is an important speleological monument.

5. Monte Brazil Nature Reserve

Address: R. Francisco de Ornelas n.º 12, Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal.

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Monte Brazil is formed from eruptions and now it is a protected landscape. Through an unforgettable hiking experience you can reach over here and can enjoy the amazing natural beauty. You can find varieties of trees and shrubs over here. You can also explore a 16th century for here.

6. Algar do Carvao Nature reserve

Address: Porto Judeu, 9700-000 Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal.

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This ancient lava cave is located in the island of Terceira, Azores. This site was open to public in 20th century and now you can enjoy the sites with efficient lighting system. This is considered as a Regional National Monument due to the volcanic characteristics of this cave. There are some rare species also can found in this cave.

7. Whale watching

Address: Marina of Vila Franca do Campo 4, 9680-187 Islands, Portugal.

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There are number of hotspots available for visitors to watch whales passing through Atlantic Ocean on their migrating paths, and the major spot is Sao Miguel. The best time would be April to May for Whale watching and there are marine biologist will accompany visitors throughout the journey to guide you. Sperm whales are the most viewed one and chances of seeing other species like blue, fin and sei whales too.

8. Swimming with dolphins

Address: Portas do Mar, Shop 26 Ponta Delgada Harbour São Miguel Island, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

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This is a popular swimming with dolphins destination in the World. There are 5 different species are allowed to swim with. There are brief descriptions will be provided before starting swimming. At a time you can swim with one or two dolphins and really it is a natural and unforgettable experience.

9. Snorkeling in Pico Island

Address: Cais da Madalena (Pico), Açores, 9950-305 Madalena, Portugal.

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If you are a snorkeling lover, Pico Island is the best location. The crystal clear water enables you to meet the colourful marine species very closely. You can reach this island through an exciting boat trip. Princess Alice is known for its wonderful carousel of mobulas and the presence of other big fish such as tuna, Wahoo, Jacks and Barracudas.

10. Marina Da Horta

Address: Cais de Santa Cruz, 9900-017 Horta, Portugal.

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Horta is situated on the western region of Azores. Horta is popular for the most colourful marina in the World. You can find more than 300 vessels and there are open air exhibitions and paintings are arranged for visitors on the jetty. Also you can explore wall paintings of yachtsmen.

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