The Azores is a Portuguese archipelago consisting of three main islands: Grande Terreir, Aruba, and Costa de la Luz. The chain lies off the east coast of Portugal in the North African sea approximately 1,100 kilometers (600 miles) away from mainland Portugal.
The Azores are an ideal holiday spot for those who wish to spend their vacations in an island paradise without going through the difficulties of traveling through the high seas.
The Azores are separated by shallow waters, filled with warm waters that make the islands very suitable for several fish species. They are also famous for being a popular place for snorkeling and other water sports.
There are a few things that you should know before you book your flights and accommodation to visit the Azores.
The islands are considered private islands, but because they are part of Portugal’s territory. There are some restrictions on who can visit them and what activities they can do.
The primary purpose of these restrictions is to protect the islands’ fragile ecosystems and avoid pollution of the surrounding waters. There are also rules about what you are allowed to do on the islands. For example, you cannot dive or snorkel unless you have permission from the local authority.
If you are planning to go snorkeling, there are specific requirements that you will need to fulfill before you are allowed to go on your vacation.
The main reasons why people choose to go on a holiday to the Azores are to relax and enjoy the serene tropical climate and surroundings. Tourists enjoy the beautiful beaches that are easy to access. This island’s main attraction is the lovely blue sea that covers the entire island and gives it a magical feel.
One island in the chain is Grande Terreir, which has its beautiful natural environment and is also very easy to reach. It has beautiful sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets.
The best time to visit the islands is from May to July when the weather is calm, and the waters are relatively warm.