Tripps Travel Network is always looking for world-class travel opportunities for its members. An Archipelago located in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Azores are made up of 9 islands and are considered an autonomous region of Portugal.

Mainly a farming and agriculturally based economy, tourism is also a growing part of the island’s economy as well.

The main islands which make up the Azores include:

  • Sao Miguel
  • Pico
  • Terceira
  • Sao Jorge
  • Faial
  • Flores
  • Santa Maria
  • Graciosa
  • Corvo

Tripps Travel Network Journeys To The Azores (2)

Mosterios on island Sao Miguel, the Azores

Considered one of the best summer destinations in the world, a trip to the Azores is far from ordinary. Wild and beautiful, filled with history, nature, and adventures, the Azores remain today, one of the most exotic, wild and beautiful areas in the world today.

Historical evidence in the Azores shows that the area has generally been inhabited for about 2,000 years before the Portuguese settlers arrived at the area. Despite the possible signs of early inhabitation, the major settlement of the islands began with the arrival of the Portuguese.

A beautiful country with stunning natural features, one of the regions most famous areas is called the Lagoa das Furnas or merely the Furnas. Translated in English to Furnas Crater Lake, it is located in Sao Miguel. A trail leads to the hot springs here where you can still see locals burying a pot for cooking. Located in the easternmost of three active volcanoes on the island, the Furnas has roots dating back 100,000 years. A small town called Furnas is situated on the site and includes a school, a church and a square and dates back to 1661.

Tripps Travel Network Journeys To The Azores (1)

Caldeira Seca in Sete Cidades volcano complex, Sao Miguel Island

No matter where you travel in the Azores, the area is known for its tourism and its whale watching, scuba diving and of course, its hikes. Be sure you research your destination and understand the rules and tips to help you stay safe when you travel abroad.

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