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Make a holiday rental home or self catering villa in Azores, Portugal your home away from home

The Azores Islands are a group of nine magical islands in the Atlantic. Holidays in the Azores, Portugal are unlike any other, and the landscapes and wildlife in the Azores is particularly spectacular. The bright green of the land and the gleaming white of the little self catering Azores cottages contrast spectacularly with the rich blues and bright cold of the many little lagoons and bays that form the coastline of the nine islands, attracting artists and nature lovers from every corner of the globe.

Things to do in Azores, Portugal

The pace of life you will experience on your holidays to the Azores, Portugal is magnificent. It is just a shame that one day your holidays in the Azores Islands will come to an end! Immersing yourself in the unique culture of the Azores, Portugal is a joy, and there are a great deal of festivals, fairs and events throughout the local calendar to get involved with, where traditional music, food and dance still take main stage.

The beaches of the Azores Islands are a mixed bag, but each remains almost impossibly picturesque, with steep cliffs that plunge into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic. Water sports absolutely thrive in the islands, especially sailing, windsurfing and surfing, and there are little ports on almost every island.

Whale watching in the Azores, Portugal, is particularly popular, and trips whale watching in the Azores can be taken from any one of five separate islands. The wildlife of the Azores is incredible, both on land and in the sea. Swimming with dolphins and deep sea fishing trips are particularly special from self catering Azores holiday rentals, as you really get a sense of being far from land, in a world where these magnificent creatures are truly at home. On land, there are infinite Azores walks to enjoy, often taking you through the natural, unspoilt habitats of Azores wildlife, especially some of the 227 bird species that call the Azores home. There are many guided Azores walks to join should you like to benefit from the huge experience of the Azores tourist guides and nature wardens. Pico Island is especially good for Azores walks, with great trails of varying difficultly all around the island.

There are even two golf courses to play on holiday in the Azores, Portugal. Both the courses, Azalea and Cadars, are located on Sao Miguel, offering testing golf, stunning views and plenty of luxurious self catering Azores accommodation nearby.

Places to visit on holiday in Azores, Portugal

The nine islands in the Azures Islands are Corvo, Flores, Graciosa, Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Terceira, Sao Miguel and Santa Maria.

Weather in the Azores, Portugal

Despite their vulnerable position of the Azores, Portugal, unprotected out in the middle of the Atlantic, the climate remains a temperate maritime climate. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream keep the Azores Islands warmer than you might imagine, with average monthly temperatures reaching over 20°C from June until the end of September, and winter averages remaining above 15°C, which is amazingly warm. Rain and storms are not uncommon though, and can strike at any time.

Travel to Azores, Portugal

There are small airports on each of the islands, but in order to start a self catering holiday in the Azores, Portugal, you must fly to Ponta Delgada (PDL), the only airport receiving direct flights to the Azores from the UK. The Ponta Delgada, or Joao Paulo II Airport, is located on Sao Miguel Island, and receives direct flights to the Azores from London and Manchester (MAN) with SATA International Airlines.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great little house in a good location to see the west of the island.

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                                                                                                      We had good communication with Catarina and she was friendly and helpful upon welcoming us to the property. The house was perfect for our four night stay with everything we needed. We particularly liked the outdoor area with barbecue at the rear of the property. It is a traditional village house which has been refurbished in a sympathetic style. There is a supermarket before you enter the road to the village which sells everything you might need. We explored the west of the island from the house seeing Sete Cidades which is amazing and we kayaked on the lagoon. It is possible to tour the whole island from here. Sao Miguel is stunningly beautiful and surpassed our expectations as we love the countryside and walking.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      This is a beautiful property in a superb location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything about the Blue House is fabulous! In fact it is such a classy and comfortable property that we found it hard to go out some days! The interior is high spec throughout with a very contemporary feel. The exterior consists of a small courtyard downstairs and a superb rooftop terrace that allows you to enjoy the amazing view of the volcano off the coast. If you stay here you will not be disappointed .Vila Franca is a quiet, low key town town with a wonderfully traditional atmosphere. It also has a great beach for families. We fell in love with this island - but leaving the Blue House broke our hearts! Thank you so much Helder, Sandra and Isidro for such a wonderful welcome.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017