Low population, gorgeous landscapes, hidden natural wonders — and tons of hot springs!
The Azores are an archipelago (a sea or a stretch of water having many islands) of nine Portuguese islands out in the Atlantic, they are characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, green pastures and shrubberies of blue hydrangeas.
Being touted as the New Hawaii by international tourists, Indian travelers still know little, or nothing about this far-flung archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic.
Where: Across the mid-Atlantic, about 1,500 km west of Portugal and 4,000 km east of New York, the Azores are about 2 hours from Europe and 5 hours from North America by flight.
An important mid-ocean refueling and pit-stop for commercial airlines, cruise ships, international shipping, and private yachts, the Azores are a part of Portugal and the Azoreans speak Portuguese.