The Azores

Copyright: Manuel Garcia


This 3400m-long crater is "the cradle" of the island. Formed by a volcanic eruption, there are two lakes in its interior, dotted with small islands. An excellent vantage point, this area offers wonderful views of the island as well as a unique opportunity to explore a volcanic landscape.

Do & See

Natural wonders greet you at every corner in these otherworldly islands. The nine islands of the Azores are in fact some of the world's highest mountains, and most interesting volcanic formations. Lakes and rivers, forest reserves, natural and recreational parks, protected landscape areas, endemic flora and fauna, and rare ecosystems combine to provide endless possibilities for those who venture off the beaten path.