There’s a reason why the Azores was named the world’s top destination for sustainable tourism by Quality Coast, a European Commission-supported certification programme. With exposed tips of vast underwater mountains, the Azores lie on the nexus of the European, American and African tectonic plates, bearing witness to the natural forces that forever shape our planet. This is a world of fumaroles (fissures where volcanic gases escape), mudpots and scalding springs; of caverns, columns and grottoes formed from once molten rock; of blue lakes ringed by forests of laurel and cedar, and green pastures patterning the slopes of calderas. In short, it’s breathtaking, and idyllic for whale watching, diving, surfing, kayaking, hiking, and of course, eating!
To understand the full range of these islands’ mouthwatering bounty, including tropical fruits, fresh sea creatures, buttery beef, volcanic soups and incredible cheeses, a multi-day foodie adventure is in store. Savor the tangy, spicy aged cheese of São Jorge, a barnacle known as cracas, or what about a slow-cooked beef-rump with red wine, onions, garlic, allspice and black peppercorns. And let’s not forget the copious amounts of tropical fruit and wine!
Below find our current list of recommended food and wine activities and excursions to be enjoyed in and around the Azores, or book a customized tour just for you!
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