Shaped by dramatic landscapes, gleaming green pastures and vibrant blue hydrangeas, the Azores, a remote nine-island archipelago in the mid-Atlantic, is one of the most beautiful destinations the world has to offer. There are nine major Azorean islands and an islet cluster: Flores and Corvo to the west; Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, and Faial in the center; and São Miguel, Santa Maria, and the Formigas Reef to the east. Across the archipelago, there are 26 active volcanoes.
The island of São Miguel (Saint Michael) is the largest and most populated island of the Azores. With plenty to offer to nature lovers and tourists seeking a special but affordable destination, Portugal’s hidden gem is located 2 hours away from Europe and 5 from North America. São Miguel’s delicious cuisine, breathtaking views and crystal blue Atlantic waters will captivate anyone who appreciates the simple things in life.