The Azores are about 1,000 kilometers west of Lisbon, with all their beauty, and belong politically to Portugal.
The island group includes nine islands divided as follows: the eastern group of Sao Miguel and Santa Maria, the central group of Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial, and the Western Group Flores and Corvo.
The islands are a world apart and stand out with hot volcanoes, subtropical climate and historic and picturesque towns. For yacht vacations, the Azores are an ideal sailing area, as you can anchor easily in one of the many bays and can enjoy long days without much rain.
On land you won´t get bored. Relax with a delicious meal and culinary delights or visit interesting sights. The fascination that you have being on sea, will continue on land.
On the island of Sao Miguel – the largest island of the Azores – you find the capital of the archipelago, Ponta Delgada. Don´t miss the green and blue lagoon, which is located in the crater of an extinct volcano and treat yourself to a break in the Hot Spots – hot springs with geothermal origin.
Because of the exotic and colorful flora the island of Santa Maria is also known as Little Madeira.
Sail past Terceira and discover on this island the World Heritage Site Angra do Heroismo. The city was rebuilt in 1980 after an earthquake. Terceira is populated only on the coast, the back-country is rather rough.
The highest point in Portugal is located on the island of Pico with the volcano Pico. Animal lovers will get a faster heart beat, because here you have the opportunity to observe whales.
Enjoy the beauty of the Azores during a trip with your chartered yacht, feel the magic of the Atlantic, which flows around the archipelago and inhale the aroma of coffee, tea, bananas, pineapple and tobacco, as through the sub-tropical climate here a bandwidth of delicacies grow.
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