Azores Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 48%, the Azores are an interesting collection of nine volcanic islands that offer a surprising range of travel options for such a small place. As an autonomous region of Portugal, there is some Portuguese influence, but much less than you might expect. This is due in part to the steady stream of tourists that visit from Europe, North America and primarily Brazil - creating something of a melting pot of cultures. Most come for the beaches, which are many and universally beautiful with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. But there are also a variety of options for those who don't finding lounging around the beach or pool quite to their liking. At the top of the list is Mount Pico, which as the highest mountain in the Azores - and Portugal for that matter - provides the perfect place for trekking. Or perhaps diving is more to your liking? With options like Dollabarat Reef, you won't go away disappointed. So, as you can see, the Azores offer a perfect blend of relaxation, sprinkled with just enough activities to keep you from feeling like a total sloth!
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Climb through the clouds as you trek towards the summit of the Azores' Mount Pico, the highest mountain in the region, as well as all of Portugal. Reaching to a height of 2,351 meters (7,713 ft) this seems all the more gigantic ....
|Government:||Autonomous region of Portugal|
|Capitals:||Angra do Heroísmo/ Horta / Ponta Delgada|
|Currency:||Euro (€ EUR)|
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- Location: Azores