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Vacation on Azores beaches - hidden bays, top resorts and recreation areas

Cone no Pico 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 volcanic islands, has to be mentioned. Despite being located next to the island’s capital, this beach is known for very calm atmosphere. Another unconventional place popular among exotics fans is Varadouro village. There's a small pool surrounded with scary black cliffs appeared as the result of volcano eruption. It’s cut off from the sea and is considered the unique nature landmark.
Travelling around the Azores will bring a lot of wonderful memories. Each of the islands is home to unique natural and historical attractions. San Miguel is the largest island of the … Open
Picturesque Castelo Branco bay is located next to the airport and is also very popular among tourists. High cliffs protect it from strong winds making the beach an excellent choice for family vacation. Another attractive place to rest with children is Comprido beach situated at volcano base. Lots of tourists come there because of its scenic sea bottom and bright fishes in nearshore waters. The beach offers an excellent opportunity for taking sun baths and also for snorkeling and diving to enjoy undersea beauty.
Porta da Eira beach is probably the most solitary and difficult to access beach of Faial. However, those who aren’t afraid to walk along the steep mountain path will be rewarded by the charming beach with crystal-clear water. Another option for those who want to rest alone is Praia de Pedro Miguel beach. It's an ideal place for serene vacation or romantic picnic at the coast. Popular Praia do Almoxariffe beach is located next to Horta. It's a very lively beach covered with black volcanic sand. In high season live music shows are arranged there; lots of attractive bars and restaurants are situated nearby. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 … Open
San Miguel island also has a number of excellent beaches to offer. Almost all of them are located along the western coast. The most popular beaches are situated around Ribeira Grande town. This area is long-time popular among fans of surfing and various beach entertainments.
Travelers who prefer scenic golden sand beaches should visit Santa Maria beach. Another beautiful part of coast is Praia Formosa. It’s a very popular place and its beauty is really unmatched. Golden sand shines in the sunlight and nearby magnificent historical mansions amplify dazzle effect.
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
Beaches of Pico island represent the best choice for diving fans. Waters adjacent to Punta Topo village are widely regarded as the most interesting area. Just 20 years ago, it has been a reserved area, but today everyone can watch unique coral reefs, rare jellyfish and thousands of bright fish. Young cachalots, dolphins and whales are also attracted there by warm coastal waters. Fans of beach leisure and fishing may also like San Jorge island. Its coastal area is rich with various fish, shellfish and other exotic sea species.
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The most popular resort destination is the southern tip of the country, especially the Alargve region, which occupies more than 150 kilometer of coastal strip and stretches from Monte Gordo in the east to Lagos in the west. The northern part of the State is rich in small towns with fully preserved architectural monuments. … Open
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Top beaches and recreation areas in the region of Azores

Travel guide to best natural recreation areas in Azores for a quiet and secluded summer vacation. Fascinating hidden beaches, amazing bay and coves to sunbathe and swim in the gentle waters of the resorts of Azores.
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