The 22 Best Villas in the Azores, Portugal

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 Most Beautiful Sao Miguel Beaches in the Azores

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

Where are the Azores?

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.

8 Must-See Azores Hot Springs

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 Ultimate Azores Beaches Guide

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.

Best Azores Luxury Hotels

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

Azores Luxury: Best Hotels, Restaurants & Activities

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,

Free Azores Stopover

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!


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 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.


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.