Ten Things You Must Do in the Azores

1. Relax in the hot spring that feeds into the sea at Ponta da Ferraria on São Miguel.

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2. Take a day trip to Aldeia da Cuada on Flores Island – it’s the most westerly spot in the whole of Europe.

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3. Spot dolphins and sperm whales (they’re in the waters all year round) from São Miguel.

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4. Enjoy the panoramic views from the top of Mount Pico, Portugal’s highest mountain.

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5. Explore the islands by cycling or horse riding.

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6. Feast on a bowl of the local fish stew, known as “caldeirada de peixe”.

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7. Visit the vineyards on Pico and try some verdelho wine – it was a favourite of Tsar Nicholas II.

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8. With more than 200 endemic and migratory species, such as the Azores bullfinch, grey wagtail and roseate terns, the region is very popular with birdwatchers.

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9. Scuba dive off the coast of Terceira Island to see the graveyard of ancient ship anchors and marine life such as eagle rays and octopus.

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10. Take an afternoon stroll around the beautiful 17th-century buildings of the town of Angra do Heroísmo – a UNESCO protected site.

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