We initially chose the Azores for it’s scuba diving, but our dive holiday soon developed into an on-land adventure as we excitedly realised how beautiful the Azores really were.
Of the 9 islands we chose to visit São Miguel and Pico which mostly came down to great dive spots & beautiful scenery (with Flores in a very close 3rd).
Our research was thorough but our plans were loose-ish, allowing us to adapt to the weather. For reference, the Azores are known for their sub-tropical climate which can bring frequent rain – more detail here. We were very lucky however to get sun most days.
If you love the outdoors, adventure, exploring… and wine, then you will love São Miguel and Pico Island in the Azores. It’s somewhere different, off the beaten track, but very much worth the trip.
Make sure you check out our video, and our 4x page itinerary filed with links & further detail which is FREE for download below!