Lost in the Ocean, the Azores are in the middle of the mist in the North Atlantic, in a distance of about 600 km that comprises all the islands between Santa Maria and Corvo. Consisting of nine volcanic-origin islands, it covers an insular territory of 2.325 km2, standing at a distance of 1.600km from the European mainland and 2.454 km from the North American continent, more specifically, from Canada.
These archipelago islands are divided into three geographical groups: The Eastern Group, composed of Santa Maria and São Miguel; the Central Group, comprised by the islands of Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial, and also the Western group, that includes the islands of Flores and Corvo.
Each island has its own singularities and its rare beauty that can only be found in this corner of the world. The abundant green of mountains, the blue sea of whales and dolphins, the waterfalls’ streams, the landscapes embellished by hydrangeas, the mirrored lakes, the premeditated silence…
Every visitor carries the Azores in their hearts, so much for the fault of landscapes, gastronomy, the sports, the customs.
This is why the Azores are a Natural Treasure.