The Azores have largely been a haven for backpackers, so there are few luxury villas available to rent. But this is the most comprehensive guide to the Azores villas available today. It also includes some hidden gems obviously! First, we should establish what qualifies as a villa. We did some research and settled on this
The best of the Azores islands for beaches, Sao Miguel boasts more than 20 volcanic, black sand beaches of varying sizes. In this extensive guide, we’ll give you our top choices for São Miguel Beaches, including our three favorite beaches, the best off the beaten path beaches, the best beaches for families, the best beaches
Trying to figure out where are the Azores? Don’t worry because many travelers aren’t sure either and we’re here to help! This remote archipelago of 9 islands and 8 formigas (Portuguese islets) lies in the North Atlantic Ocean about 1500km (930 miles) due west of Lisbon, Portugal and 3380km (2100 miles) east of Washington D.C.
The beautiful Portuguese Azores Islands are full of character, outstanding natural scenery and maritime history. Their remote location, far out in the Atlantic Ocean, puts them off the regular tourist track and allows them to retain their character and traditional way of life.
The Azores boasts hundreds of miles of rocky volcanic coastline, which means that when it comes to beaches, there are a ton of choices. Whether you want to swim, surf or simply relax under an umbrella and listen to the waves, you’re sure to find your ideal beach on one of the nine different islands.
This Sao Miguel itinerary summary is for a 7 Day adventure full of hiking, spectacular scenery, hot springs and amazing meals.
Should you visit the Azores or Madeira? Both are amazing islands off the coast of Portugal and we’ll help you find the right island for you.
Azores luxury hotels? We’ll admit the Azores, an archipelago of volcanic islands off the coast of Portugal, are not necessarily the first place travelers think of when searching for luxury hotels or stylish European vacation spots. Traditionally, luxury accommodation in Europe meant chic hotels in the south of France and glamorous villas along the Italian
The Azores are 9 volcanic islands located a thousand miles off the coast of Portugal with lush mountains, bubbling hot springs and rugged vistas. The islands are best known as Portugal’s eco-paradise and a haven for outdoors enthusiasts, but with the opening of several cool hotels, trendy restaurants and activities companies stepping up their game,
Azores Airlines is offering a free Azores stopover in the Azores on flights from the U.S. to Europe for up to 7 Days. Read on to learn which Azores flights qualify!
Lisbon or Porto, the southern capital city or it’s smaller neighbor to the north? If you have time, there is no “tiebreaker,” because both should be visited. This post is about comparing and contrasting, and if you unfortunately have to choose between the two, which to choose. The good news is you really cannot go wrong with either Lisbon or
If you’re planning to use your cell phone in Portugal and are trying to decide whether to buy a Portugal SIM card, read this guide! INCLUDES NEW EU ROAMING RULES IMPLEMENTED JUNE 2017.
This 5-day Madeira itinerary provides amazing tips on all the best places to visit in Madeira, like off-the-beaten-track hikes, spectacular viewpoints, and amazing meals.
These are Ryan’s tips for 3 nights in Lagos in the Algarve. Get great tips on where to eat, go out and where to stay!
These are Slava’s tips from his 5 day trip to Porto and Douro Valley in Portugal. Slava visited to relax, see the beautiful city and landscape. And of course, eat great food and drink great wine. Slava traveled to Portugal with his now fiance!
These are Amy’s tips from her trip to Portugal. Amy spent 2 nights in Lisbon and 6 nights on Sao Miguel island in the Azores. Amy visited Portugal to experience the culture, see the sights, go hiking, eat all the food and drink all the wine.
These are Krista’s tips from her 6 day trip to Porto, Douro Valley and the Algarve in Portugal. Krista went with her other half to experience the culture in Porto and Douro Valley and to relax on the beach in the Algarve. The average price of the hotels was 225 euros and the average entree at the restaurants was 20 euros.
If you’re heading to Madeira, or considering a visit, read this guide to the Best Places to Stay in Madeira to know where to stay and get first-hand reviews of hotels.
Read this guide if you want the inside scoop on the best restaurants in Madeira and what to eat when you’re there.
Hiking is the best way to experience São Miguel. These are tips from a local for finding the best hiking in São Miguel for all hiking levels and preferences.
These are Amy’s tips from her 6 nights on Sao Miguel island in the Azores. Amy’s from Boston and went with friends, they wanted to experience the culture, see the sights, go hiking, eat all the food and drink all the wine. The average price of the hotel was 175 Euros and the average entree at the restaurants we
Read this guide if you want the inside scoop on the best Ponta Delgada restaurants and what to eat when you’re there. And don’t worry, we also provide restaurant recommendations for the rest of São Miguel Island for when you’re out exploring, hiking or visiting lakes or hot springs and get hungry.
Read this Travel Honey guide to choosing the best Sao Miguel hotel or accommodation. We’ve spent many months traveling in Sao Miguel, so we’ll give you the best inside scoop on each accommodation!
Catherine tips from her amazing 7-day trip to Sao Miguel island in the Azores in July with her husband. Our goal for the trip was relaxation, hiking, food and wine, and to get off the beaten path.
You’d like to go on a European city break to experience vibrant culture, eat amazing food and run around the beach. Barcelona and Lisbon are obvious choices; read on to see which city is a better fit for you in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.