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Cone no Pico Beach rest remains the main tourist attraction of the Azores. The best beaches are located on San Miguel, Santa Maria and Faial Islands. Here you can snuggle under the shade of palm trees and enjoy exotic water sports. No need to say that all beaches are perfectly equipped. Fans of eco-tourism will also find numerous ways of fascinating pastime. Terceira Island is home to large relic forests. Those, who visit the islands during the period from May to June, will be able to see flocks of dolphins and whales. Visitors can see them in coastal waters almost every day on this time of a year.
1. There are banks and exchange offices in all major cities of the Azores. Most of government agencies work from early in the morning and close at 15:00. 2. Many large hotels, car … Open
You should definitely climb to the crater of a volcano. Time turned the craters of extinct volcanoes into beautiful lakes, which are also one of the major local attractions. Divers should not forget to visit Pico Island – one of the most beautiful places to dive. On the island of San Miguel are organized exciting jeep safaris for tourists. During such ride you will be able to experience full diversity and contrast of local landscapes. Large forests are replaced with semi-arid zones and gloomy volcanic landscapes, and the coast is an interesting place where sand is mixed with huge layers of lava.
Flores Island is a perfect place for fans of secluded rest. There are also seven great lakes on the territory of the island. The largest one is called Funda. You will find an excellent sandy beach at its shore. Sunbathing is possible from April to September. In autumn and winter all the lakes of the island are tightened with fog. The local beach is a perfect choice for family holidays. That place will be also liked by those who want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of big cities. Such lakes as Branca, Comprida, Seca, Lomba, Rasa and Funda das Lajes are also perfectly suited for secluded rest, but there are no large beaches of these lakes. Copyright
Faial island is the leader of Azores by number of scenic beaches. Porto Pim beach is located next to Horta town. Among its distinctive features, light-colored sand, which is quite unusual on … Open
Every tourist to the Azores will be able to enjoy a great variety of recreation, sports, and facilities for entertainment. A mild climate and rich natural resources create excellent conditions for golf, tennis, hunting, fishing, surfing, windsurfing, yachting, rowing, sailing and swimming. Whether you like quiet walks or strive for adrenaline splashes - in the Azores you will find over 60 walking routes, where all conditions for safe walking are created. Dare to such a journey and in search of unique landscapes, go along roads surrounded from all sides by nature. The Azores trails are a network of hiking routes classified by the Azores' regional government to ensure the safety and tranquility of pedestrian tourists.
Depending on the difficulty of routes, the network is divided into three levels of complexity: easy, medium and difficult. The route should be selected in accordance with the age and physical preparation of tourists. Many of the classified routes run along footpaths that local residents have used for centuries in their daily lives, when moving between settlements, transporting goods or driving cattle. The wisdom of ancestors who paved the shortest paths is useful today for tourists who want to admire the grandiose landscapes of the archipelago from various points and consider all sorts of details. It is these paths that connect all the secluded places on each of the islands - both near the sea and high in the mountains.
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There are also impressively organized fire shows and presentations, using laser technology. A short distance away, in the city of Estoril, is the Casino Estoril which serves as a gambling and leisure center for those who appreciate comfort. The casino is surrounded by numerous poker rooms, fashionable restaurants and swimming pools which offer everyone the opportunity of having a good time. Entrance to the facility is free.  … Open
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Guide to your best city break in Azores - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Azores - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Azores?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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