The Azores is a Portuguese Archipelago located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Composed of 9 volcanic islands (Santa Maria, S. Miguel, Terceira, Pico, Graciosa, S. Jorge, Faial, Flores, and Corvo), it has around 250 000 inhabitants.
Its geographical position attracts the attention of people from all over the world and over the years Azoreans, themselves, have spread all over. Azorean descendants may easily be found in Brazil, Canada, USA, and Bermudas.
The moist in the air and ancient volcanoes have differently shaped the landscape of the islands. Green pastures and high mountains, breathtaking lakes and craters, beautiful coastlines and fajãs make each island a unique place to visit and live.
The religious soul of the islanders and natural events shaped many cultural activities in the Azores such as the Holy Spirit Celebrations, the Procession of the Lord Holy Christ of Miracles or the Cavalhadas. Likewise, Azoreans’ joyful spirit and peculiar sense of humor have originated carnival folk dances and parades, bullfights, music, food and wine festivals all over.
Life cost in the Azores is reasonably cheap. Rents, food, primary goods, and entertainment are quite affordable.
These are only some of the charms that made the Azores one of the top European destinations in 2016.
Fly over! Enjoy an unforgettable experience!