Lying in the heart of Northeastern Atlantic Ocean, the Azores archipelago is more than 1600 km west of Europe and 3400 km east of America.
The Azores is an archipelago consisting of 9 islands divided in three geographical groups: São Miguel and Santa Maria forms de eastern group, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial the central group ( our main area of action ), Flores and Corvo the western group.
Given its privileged location in the Northeastern Atlantic Ocean, this islands are trully a marine paradise which hold a richest biodiversaty unique on the planet, privileging the pratice of sea activities such as big game fishing, diving, cetacean and bird watching.
The weather in Azores is tempered with a low temperature variation and the average in the winter is 13º C, in the summer 24ºC. Rain is relatively high except in the summer.
The region is bathed with the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and the sea temperature is very nice. Starts in the winter with 17ºC and goes up to 20ºC between May and October. The sea is althrough one of the big attractions, because is omnipresence, superior quality, visibility and richness of the marine fauna and flora.
Words somethimes fail to describe the singular beauty and enhance the natural wonders of this carismatic 9 islands. Sculped by volcanoes, the Azores islands are a region of many experiences and emotions.
In this particular case Pico Island, where we are, is a holiday destination considered today as one of best places in the world for family vacations, offering not only unique moments of sportfishing, diving and cetacean whatching, but also a very pleasent environment so that you can enjoy mutch more at the sea and land.
Considered one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world
One of the best destinations in the world by the prestigious publisher of travel guides Lonely Planet.
Elected by the British newspaper Telegraph as one of the top ten destinations in the world to practice “whale-watching”. The article, written by Victoria Homewood, a journalist specializing in tourism, the Azores describes as “an excellent destination for the observation of over twenty species of whales and dolphins.”
Assigned to the Azores 2 of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal – Lake of the Seven Cities, on the island of São Miguel, and Volcanic landscape of Mount Pico, on the island of Pico.
The North American magazine Forbes considered the Azores as Sole Destinations Travel.
Pico is voted one of the “Five Best secret islands in the world”, according to the prestigious BBC Travel.
One of the 10 Best Trips of Summer 2011, according to National Geographic Traveller magazine.
The pedestrian path of the vineyards of Criação Velha, in Pico Island, was named one of eight unique tracks in the World by BootsnAll, independent company that publishes travel guides.
One of the best destinations for 2012 by Budget Travel.
Recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of 50 trips to do in 2012.
Second best islands in the world for sustainable tourism by National Geographic Traveller, who described the Azores as “a beautiful place with its green mountains and picturesque towns at black and white ready to remain untouchable.”
Azores in the top 5 places to visit in 2012, the magazine of the University of Nottingham.
Reelected as best tourist destination ‘green’ of global Europe, a distinction awarded by the European Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC), an organization that aims to promote the protection of coastal areas.
The online American magazine Family Travel elects the Azores as one of nine destinations in the world to visit this spring.