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ABOUT THE AZORES

About a third of the way across the North Atlantic Ocean, from the European side, there is an archipelago owned by Portugal called the Azores. The Azores are roughly 1,643 km/1,021 miles west of Lisbon and all together have a population of about 250,000.

It also happens to be home to the Europe’s Tallest Living Christmas Tree.

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Weather

The weather changes all the time (average 21°C / 70°F) – Live Weather:

JAN – MAR:  High 16°c / 60°f  – Low 12°c / 53°f
APR – JUN:   High 19°c / 66°f – Low 14°c / 57°f
JULY – SEP:   High 24°c / 75°f – Low 18°c / 64°f
OCT – DEC:  High 19°c / 66°f – Low 14°c / 53°f

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ETHICAL EXPERIENCES

We are delighted to recommend ethical experiences here in the Azores. Each of these companies has been personally vetted by us to the highest standard of sustainable tourism and animal welfare.

Experiences include whale watching, Shinrin Yoku (Japanese Forrest Bathing), nature tours, hiking guides, foodie experiences and more.

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Meet The Azoreans

Portuguese is the official language of the Azores. But English is widely spoken across all the islands, and with the friendliest of people who will always help where they can.

ATMs are widely available and all forms of credit card can be used as well as the currency which is the same as the rest of the European Union, Euros €

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ISLANDS OF THE AZORES

HIRING A CAR

It is recommended to hire a car before you arrive here in the Azores so that you can see most of the islands. 3 things you need to know before you arrive:
1. Hire cars (especially automatic transmission cars are booked up quickly so book in advance)
2. In the Azores we drive on the right
3. Highways are excellent but some of the roads are narrow
Never drink and drive. Taxis are plentiful
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5-DAY DRIVING GUIDE

See all the sights on Sao Miguel with our handy 5-day driving guide to the island, with all the sights, restaurants and attractions you will see along your journey here.
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favourite restaurants

CAIS 20

CASA DO ABEL

MAGMA

LOUVRE

HIDDEN SIGHTS & GEMS

UPSIDEDOWN HOUSE

ROOFTOP BAR

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ABANDONED HOTEL

A Free Gin Masterclass

How about a free gin masterclass?! Surround yourself in Europe’s largest gin collection and immerse yourself in all things juniper. All you have to do is bring a craft gin not in our collection, to add with over 600 gins, from over 34 countries and counting. Check the list  here.
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Top rated Experiences

BEST SPOT DIVE

TERRA AZUL WHALE WATCHING

EQUITOUR RIDES

THE FARM

TUKA TULA

SDR ROOFTOP BAR

SUNSET BEACH BAR

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