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.
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.
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 €
2. In the Azores we drive on the right
3. Highways are excellent but some of the roads are narrow