White-washed houses overlooking a ravine by the sea. Lakes of clear blue
water at the bottom of deep craters. The striking green of the
landscape. A community that still keeps up long-standing traditions from
a bygone age. Corvo is an enchanting spot, a strip of land set in the
centre of the ocean which takes us to a world which time forgot,
preserved by years of isolation. A memorable experience which you will
Flores is primitive nature gone wild. This is in evidence from the peaks
and hills which sweep steeply down towards the coast. From the blue
mirrors of its seven lakes which shine like faded jewels out of the
enveloping green. From the constant murmur of waterfalls cascading down
from the top of the slopes towards the sea. And, above all, the rainbow
of colours sprinkling the entire island with all manner of hues.
Graciosa - an enormous cavern penetrating the very depths of the earth.
Vineyards sprout between the walls of black stone. The white silhouette
of a windmill stands out against the blue sky. The serenity of a life
practically cut off from the rest of the world, following the rhythms of
the seasons. This is the universe of the small island of Graciosa,
framed by the white, frothing sea. Where each day of your holiday is a
refreshing pause or a deep encounter with serenity
infinite hues of green extend over valley and mountain alike. The views
overlooking the island of Pico and its impressive mountain. The
tranquillity of vast open spaces where the silence is broken only by the
songs of the birds and the cries of the hawks. This is Săo Jorge, a huge
stone vessel whose anchor is cast forever in the deep blue sea. The
perfect destination if you’re looking for holidays where you can be at
one with nature.
Experience the rush of a duel fought out with a combative swordfish.
Meet yachtsmen from all over the world during happy hour at a local bar.
View the mysteries of volcanic caves where shoals of multi-coloured fish
hide out. These are just some of the activities lying in store on the
island of Faial where an action-packed holiday awaits you. These also
blend in well with the white-washed houses of Horta, city of romance and
adventure. The sweeping greenery of the rolling hills and vibrant reds
of the picturesque windmills. The contagious rhythm of a life where
tranquillity and happiness are spiced by a dash of energetic
Everything about the island is on a large scale. Its mountain which
rises up from the sea to touch the sky. Its sperm whales which are on
view for the tourists. Men with Herculean strength transform the dark
lava into houses, vineyards, and tilled fields.
Visiting Pico is like entering a world in miniature built up over
centuries by whalers, farmers and fishermen. For a holiday of many
contrasts, from the slopes of old volcanoes, the taste of fresh sweet
figs and grapes to the enchanting panoramic views and snug villages
overlooking the sea.
were the galleons that cast anchor here, weighed down with cargoes of
spices from the East and gold and silver from America. The straight
streets of the city take visitors back to the atmosphere of the 17th and
18th centuries. Admire the green patchwork of level fields dotted with
the white silhouettes of dairy cows. The brush-strokes of vibrant colour
between white-washed houses. The laughter and pirouettes of boys showing
off their talents at the traditional "tourada ŕ corda" - a variation on
bullfighting. Enjoy a quieter moment on a golf course bedecked with
flecks of criptomerias from Japan.
is the kaleidoscope of shapes, scents and colours awaiting the visitor
on the island of Terceira. Where past meets present to provide you with
fulfilling, rewarding holidays.
Picture lakes of breathtaking beauty. All the hustle and bustle of a
large city alongside ample quiet green open spaces adorned with flowers.
Museums, churches and palaces embellished with treasures of art and
history. Golf, walking and cycle paths, horseback riding... Or simply
some time relaxing in the sun and sand. All this and more on an island
catering for those who love culture and sports... or who simply delight
in the contemplation of Nature
slopes are like colossal staircases covered in vineyards. The typical
slender, elegant chimneys serve as a reminder that early settlers hailed
from the south of the Portuguese mainland. From the pages of history of
Vila do Porto and Anjos, where Columbus set foot after his first trip to
America. This is the charming island of Santa Maria, bathed in constant