10 of the best things to do in the Azores

10 of the best things to do in the azores

Sumary of 10 of the best things to do in the Azores:

  • Beaches, swimming, dolphin- and whale-watchingA natural ocean swimming pool, Poça dos Frades, in Velas, São Jorge.
  • Swimming “pools” dot the shoreline of all the islands: sometimes ladders hang on the edge of rocks, some can be accessed directly from the shore, and others are in little harbours.
  • Take the spectacular walk from Fajã dos Cubres to Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo, the only place on the archipelago where clams are grown (it’s also a magnet for body boarders and surfers).
  • Photograph: Mauricio Abreu/AlamyThe holy spirit (or holy ghost) festivals are the primary annual event for Azoreans, 90% of whom are Catholic.
  • They centre around impérios (empires) – small shrines to the holy spirit – highly decorated and maintained with care.

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