Sea fishing, diving, caving, climbing, not to mention hang-gliding abseiling and ultralight flying – take your pick from just a few of the exciting activities available on the Azores.
Big game fishing off these islands is growing in popularity thanks to world record catches of shark, tuna and blue swordfish. Even coastal fishing will get your adrenaline flowing with the battle to land some of the larger fish from the shallows.
Try your hand at diving and discover underwater caves, shipwrecks or the coloured shoals of fish off S. Miguel, Terceira, S. Jorge, Pico and Graciosa. All provide quite spectacular marine environments.
For caving enthusiasts, various islands provide fascinating rock formations to explore, complete with unique volcanic flora.
Visit Terceira and get a guide to take you through the Grutas dos Balcões, Agulhas and Natal cave systems, or the caverns of Algar do Montoso or Furna do Pico when on S. Jorge.
On Santa Maria, you can take an unforgettable un-powered flight on a two-seater hang-glider. Here and on the other islands, hang-gliding and ultralight flying provide some incredible views of the region.
And there are plenty of great hikes to go on too. S. Jorge has many walking challenges, whilst Pico is the highest mountain in Portugal.