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02 Jul 2014

Book a holiday to the Azores this summer and you could save up to £200 per person with Sunvil.

The Azores form an enchanting archipelago of nine emerald green islands set in the Atlantic Ocean between Portugal and North America. At one time thought to be part of the legendary lost continent of Atlantis, the islands were discovered in the 15th century by Portuguese navigators en route to the New World and became the link between Europe and the Americas. Today they belong to Portugal and are part of Europe.

The islands of the archipelago separate conveniently into three groups: the Eastern group of Sao Miguel and Santa Maria; the Central group of Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial; and the Western group of Flores and Corvo.

Because of their remote location, the traditional lifestyle of the Azores, outside of the main towns, has remained virtually unchanged. There is hardly any industry apart from agriculture and fishing and pollution is unknown. The pace of life is slow and tourism is in its infancy.

On a holiday to the Azores, you can enjoy a taste of traditional Portuguese architecture and the islands’ relaxed way of life. Experiences include:

  • Whale and dolphin watching – sperm whales, dolphins and turtles can all be spotted during the summer months
  • Diving and swimming with dolphin excursions
  • Walking trails with panoramic views
  • Jeep tours
  • Golf – the golf courses of the Azores have remained something of a hidden secret
  • Visit beautiful botanical gardens
  • Swim in natural, thermal swimming pools

The cost of living is reasonable on the Azores and you can buy a coffee for 60p, a draft beer for 90p and a main course for dinner including drinks for £22. Its’  climate is consistently mild – it is 22 degrees centigrade in Sao Miguel today – lovely!

For more information about holidays in the Azores, contact Ultimate Destinations on 01923 284148 or send us an email to info@old.ultimatedestinations.co.uk.


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