In every trail discovered, every dive conquered and every new flavor embraced. It’s through nature that we care for what is most natural, right in the heart of the Atlantic. 9 naturally surprising islands, with hotels and restaurants in complete harmony with the environment. The no. 1 archipelago in sustainability awaits you.


The Azores have achieved yet another prestigious recognition on the world tourist scene. The 2023 World Travel Awards awarded the Azores the prestigious title of Best Adventure Destination in the World, solidifying the unique position of this archipelago as a true paradise for lovers of exciting and unforgettable experiences. There are direct flights from London to Ponta Delgada with British Airways and Azores Airlines.

Trails and hiking routes are now the epicenters of an adventure recognized around the world. The exploration of caves and dormant volcanoes, the whale watching , among other activities in an immersive contact with nature that the Azores offer its visitors, moments of pure adventure, consolidating itself as a destination that transcends expectations and captivates hearts on a global scale . This title reinforces the position of the Azorean islands not only as a place of exceptional natural beauty, but also as a destination of choice for those seeking truly extraordinary experiences in the vast world of adventure tourism.

The expression ‘nature all around you’ could well be used to describe the Azores Region. The archipelago offers unmatched conditions for nature tourism by virtue of its unique natural heritage. This heritage has been preserved and classified and includes marine biodiversity, flora and fauna, volcanic caves and geolandscapes, nature parks and botanical gardens, as well as natural resources exclusive to each island. All of this biodiversity and geodiversity, together with the islands’ traditional towns and villages, present unparalleled opportunities for nature tourism.

Examples of the quality and richness waiting to be explored include themed tourist routes (such as those based on wines, volcanoes and spas), numerous trails carved along breathtaking natural landscapes, diving, and fantastic golf courses with views over the sea and mountains. The ideal place to enjoy unmatched experiences in a natural setting, the Azores also play host to other activities not to be missed, such as geocaching, whale-watching, birdwatching, scuba diving, hiking and canyoning.


The Azores have sought to establish themselves as islands of quality and excellence, where what is genuine and unique marks the difference and imposes itself in a globalised world, contributing to the development of the region’s natural and cultural heritage. The classification by UNESCO of the historical centre of Angra do Heroísmo and of the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture as world heritage sites is an important recognition, as is the classification of the islands of Graciosa, Flores and Corvo as Biosphere Reserves.

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