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COVID-Safe, Award-Winning Beaches, Adventure Travel

Four and a half hours of direct combat from Boston can take you to a small oasis in the middle of the Atlantic, where the Portuguese archipelago is waiting to roll out the green carpet for you.

Located approximately 2,200 miles from Massachusetts, the Azores are a chain of nine volcanic islands that have been blessed with breathtaking scenery, shaped by a pristine landscape of lush vegetation, jagged cliffs giving way to enchanting beaches and natural ocean pools, cascading waterfalls, stunning crater lakes , mineral hot springs and roads lined with colorful hydrangeas.

Such a diverse landscape and mild climate make the autonomous region of the Azores a year-round attraction for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

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Sports and adventure lovers will be pleasantly surprised by the variety of activities on offer, including golf, sailing, surfing, fishing, waterfalls and mountain hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming in the wild with dolphins and whale watching, among many others. .

Lagoa das Sete Cidades (Lagoon of the Seven Cities), Sao Miguel, Azores.

Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination

It is no coincidence that the Azores have been named Europe’s Leading Adventure Travel Destination for the past two years by the World Travel Awards, known as the “Oscars of Tourism”. In 2022, the Azores were nominated in three different categories: “Best Adventure Travel Destination in Europe”; Europe’s leading island destination; and the European Responsible Tourism Award. The winners will be announced this fall.

Monastery of Nossa SeƱora da Esperanza in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, decorated for the feast of Santo Cristo.

Although the archipelago is mostly known as a place of nature and adventure, gastronomy lovers will not be disappointed either, as they will find plenty of succulent dishes prepared from freshly caught fish and seafood, organic meat from cows that feed on the islands. green pastures and many other local ingredients steeped in rich cultural flavor.

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