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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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                                                                                                      You are looking for a quiet place at the end of the world, being able to listen, watch, smell the ocean. So you will not be disappointed by coming here. The house has all the amenities, spacious rooms, a large wooded garden well maintained. A very good situation that allows hiking, swimming and rest. A very very nice place.
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                                                                                                      Vila Franca do Campo : "House of Days" - Would have loved to have spent many more dreamy days in this unique gem of a house in the perfect location for a truly relaxing holiday by the sea. For you English people, the house of the friendly and helpful Herminio was a " Grand Designs "- dream home with vast high tech ( see out but not in ) glass frontage offering panoramic views of the ocean - nothing between you and the sea. Perfect serenity for you writers, artists or simply those needing total relaxation ! The house, on 3 stories boasts spotless facilities ( ladies and perhaps gents, you may need to take a hair dryer - although there may have been one added since our holiday in May ! ) and the upper terrace with barbecue is perfect . A car is needed if you wish to venture further to visit the quaint coastal villages dotted around this picturesque island and the more ' holiday typical resort features' of the capital ' Ponta Delgada.' Herminio will inform you of the superb local restaurants . We hope to return to this idyllic holiday home soon and often! Lucia and Steve, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
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                                                                                                      Fantastic holiday home in stunning settings

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                                                                                                      This place and its owners exceeds all your expectations. Absolutely wonderful setting, with private pool (indoor/outdoor), huge livingroom and kitchen with everything you need, beautiful bedrooms upstairs. A home from home. The family owners lives next door and are extremely helpful and kind, and did everything possible to make sure we had a nice stay. Very well suited for families with children. Great location with many good walks nearby. We recommend a car in order to get around and see the many highlights of the island, which are accessible by car on daytrips. The Azores are stunningly beautiful. Absolutely af 5 star experience. We would love to come back.-)
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2016