The waters of the Azores offer such an abundance of fish, they have long proved popular with anglers.
Whatever the water sport, the Azorean seas provide the ideal conditions for sailing, surfing, windsurfing or water skiing.
Some of the highest quality diving in the world is also available off the islands. The clarity of local waters reveals caves and rock formations with a colourful variety of underwater life, including many unique species of flora, fish and shellfish.
In addition to this underwater beauty, the volcanic origins of the Azores have also resulted in spectacular ravines, cliffs, caves and lava tubes, known locally as “Mysteries”.
Wind and sea erosion has created natural lava bridges and arches, such as those at Velas or Santo Amaro, on the island of S.
Jorge. On the latter island, you’ll find the Furna das Pombas at Urzelina, and the Fajã da Caldeira of Santo Cristo.
On Pico, you’ll discover the “Mysteries” of Santa Luzia, Prainha and S. João, all resulting from submarine volcanic eruptions that combined to form an island. There is also the amazing Frei Matias crater to pay a visit to as well.
The Azores also provide excellent conditions for caving and potholing, in the many caverns and craters found on almost all the islands. Walk the coastline or take to the sea, and experience the many attractions of these unique and fascinating islands.