Watch our video itineraries as we explore the Azores in Portugal for a week. We show you where to stay, see, eat and drink in the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic – referred to as Europe’s Hawaii. It’s a short flight from either Lisbon or Porto. We loved that there was a two to one ratio of cows to people and the most amazing scenic drives we’ve done anywhere in the world.
The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, are an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic. The islands are characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. São Miguel, the largest, has lake-filled calderas and the Gorreana Tea Plantation. Pico is home to the 2,351m Mt. Pico and vineyards sheltered by boulders. [google]