The nine lslands of the Azores which are part of the archipelago portray themselves as "nine little worlds".
The Archipelago of the Azores
No day is equal to the previous or the following in this Garden of Eden in the middle of the Atlantic. In the Azores the four seasons of the year maybe present in a single day, features that provide an epic character to the archipelago for a holiday based on tranquility or, if you wish, to do various leisure or sport activities. Although, at first glance the closed mist can frighten you, the mild climate of the Azores is ideal for resting, enjoying the kilometers of secluded and unique beaches, getting to know the natural heritage of an indescribable beauty and take advantage to perform numerous activities that you will have at your disposal in any island of this archipelago.
The archipelago owes its unique morphology to a strong volcanic activity over millions of years, with more than 1,700 volcanoes (nine of which are still active), so your stay in this Atlantic wonder will be marked by geological phenomena such as dry calderas, lagoons in craters, natural waterfalls, fumarolic fields and thermal springs in the landscape and about 300 underground volcanic cavities, such as caves, pits and cracks. The rugged landscapes are an invitation to get lost in hills and valleys and discover all the wonders that the Azores have to offer. The "strength" that emanates from the earth and which formed this pearl is also used in a unique way: cooking typical dishes below ground, taking advantage of the geothermal energy characteristics of the Azores, is one of the oldest traditions.
The nine islands that make up the archipelago portray themselves as "nine small worlds" that have both things in common and different, highlighting the sympathy and the art of welcoming, shared by all locals. Divided into three groups (western, central and eastern), the archipelago extends over more than 2,300 square kilometers. Take the time to get to know all these "little worlds", and be sure to visit some of the biggest attractions that promise to take your breath, such as the Lagoa das Sete Cidades (São Miguel), Furna do Enxofre (Graciosa), the Algar do Carvão (Terceira) or climb to the top of the Pico Mountain (Pico) which with its 2,351 meters of height is assumed to be the highest point in Portugal.