Azores Islands

São Miguel Island

Nicknamed the Green Island for its lush landscapes and rolling hills, the largest of the Azores is also the most visited of the islands. Read more.

Santa Maria Island

The oldest of the Azores, it’s known as the “mother island” of the archipelago. It’s a bit flatter than the others, which means it’s more of a true beach island, with pale yellow sands and warm water year-round. Read more.

Terceira Island

With patchwork fields crisscrossing the emerald landscape and a cow population that’s almost double the amount of people, Terceira’s gorgeous scenery is reminiscent of the Irish countryside. Read more.

Graciosa Island

This small island is serene enough to live up to its name, which translates as Enchanting. Graceful white rocks line the coastline, and red-turreted windmills dot the landscape. Read more.

São Jorge Island

São Jorge may be small, but its scenery is dramatic, shouldered with mountains that tumble into deep ravines, rocky cliffs, crater lakes and characteristic fajãs Read more.

Pico Island

Characterized by black volcanic soil, Pico Island is covered with basalt (lava rock) lined vineyards that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read more.

Faial Island

Nicknamed the “Blue Island” for its bursting of blue hydrangeas that cover the island in the summer months, Faial is also the site of the most recent volcanic eruption in the Azores. Read more.

Flores Island

The island gets its name (meaning Flowers) from the luxuriant botanical garden of a landscape covered in goldenrods and pink and blue hydrangeas. Read more.

Corvo Island

The smallest of the Azores, Corvo island has only one village, which is home to 468 locals — one of the smallest communities in Europe. Read more.