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The Azores

The Azores

The remoteness of the archipelago of the Azores in the North Atlantic has saved the beautiful green islands from becoming overdeveloped. International flights do make their way to the Azores, which lie 900 miles west of Portugal. But as of yet, tourism has not spoilt the islanders' traditional way of life nor marred the magnificent natural attractions, including the geysers at Lagoa das Furnas or the white sand beaches of Lagoa da Fogo.

Those who visit soon manage to drop the words 'stress' and 'pollution' from their vocabularies, and give in totally to enjoying the islands' year round subtropical climate with mild temperatures and high humidity. The only concern that might arise is the odd earth tremor: the islands are rather geologically unstable and pitted with volcanoes and hot sulphur springs. The 250,000 inhabitants seem unperturbed by this, however, and go about their daily rounds much as their forefathers did hundreds of years before.

The daily business is generally agricultural labour. The Azores is characterised by large tracts of farmland, sprinkled with little settlements of whitewashed houses. The gently sloping hillsides are carpeted with vineyards and fruit orchards. The coast of the islands is, in the main, rather rugged, but there are bays and inletsfor swimming and sunbathing with the odd stretch of white sand. Island hopping is simple to achieve because all the islands are connected by ferry and local air services.

This hotel is to be found in castle known as the Castelinho (meaning small castle). It was built at the request of King D. Sebastio in an exclusive location. The castle is surrounded by tall walls, parts of which remain today as ruins. The characteristic..
Cosy, comfortable villa "Helena's House". On the outskirts, in a sunny position, 1.5 km from the sea, 1.5 km from the beach. Parking at the house. Grocery 1 km, supermarket 1 km, restaurant 800 m, sandy beach 1.5 km. Golf course (18 hole) 8..
General The Hotel Beira Mar has 23 rooms, all equipped with air conditioning, direct dial telephone, cable TV and mini-bar. This hotel includes the ?Beira Mar? restaurant with regional specialities, a bar with a balcony where you may have a meal (during..
Property Location With a stay at Hotel Solar do Conde in Ponta Delgada (Capelas), you'll be within the vicinity of Batalha Golf Course and Lagoa das Sete Cidade. This hotel is within the region of Antonio Borges Garden and University of the Azores. Rooms..
Located right by the beach in Praia da Vitoria, the hotel lies just 20 m from the marina and the town's main square, just 5 minutes from the airport.||Renovated in 2010, the hotel is one of the newest properties on the island and has a fantastic beachfront..
Property Location With a stay at Acorsonho Apartamentos Turisticos in Ponta Delgada (Capelas), you'll be close to Batalha Golf Course. This 4-star apartment is within the vicinity of University of the Azores and Antonio Borges Garden. Rooms Make yourself..
The Antillia Hotel Apartment is situated 19 km to Caloura and 23 km to Lagoa do Fogo. Services and facilities include: Reception, bar, garden, outdoor and indoor heated pool, SPA, jacuzzi, Sauna, turkish bath, solarium, gym, games room, children¿s..
Overlooking the sandy bay of Praia da Vitoria and the Atlantic Ocean, this contemporary style apart hotel is situated directly on the Atlantic Ocean Promenade. The historic city centre and the marina can be reached within a short stroll, the UNESCO World..
The Caloura hotel is perched across Baixa Sa Areia´s bay, opposite a small beach and with direct access to natural pools (300 m). It is also located a short stroll away (1 km) from the picturesque fishing port of Caloura and Agua de Pau village...
Property Location With a stay at Caloura Hotel Resort in Lagoa (Agua de Pau), you'll be minutes from Ponta da Galera Beach and close to Nossa Senhora do Rosario Church. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Praca Velha and Lagoa Pools. Rooms Make..
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