The stunning Archipelago of the Azores consists of nine volcanic islands found in the North Atlantic Ocean. Situated around 1300 km west of Portugal and 3900 km from North America. The islands in the Azores archipelago are seperated into three groups. The Eastern group includes Santa Maria and Sao Miguel, the Central group is made up of Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial, and the Western group includes Flores and Corvo. The distance between Pico and Faial is a mere 6 Km. Whereas the maximum distance between two islands is from Santa Maria to Corvo, measuring 600 Km.
The Archipelago is influenced by the Gulf Stream, providing the islands with ideal conditions for a resting place to some of the worlds largest pelagic species. Along with the abundance of fascinating marine life, an Azores diving holiday offers numerous underwater arches, tunnels, caves, and cliffs, providing a haven for sub tropical fish and stunning silhouette photography opportunities.
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Pico offers visitors loads of extra activities apart from the fascinating diving. Due to the amazing Marine life that surrounds these islands, boat trips for whale and dolphin watching are a great way to spend you time.
Picos' mountain means walking, trekking, and mountain biking here is an amazing experience, with tremendous views over the beautiful un spoilt island. Those with enough endurance may even wish to climb the mountain, which offers various routes with different levels of difficulty.
Swimming is possible in the various natural pools dotted along the coast, and the occasional sand beach that pops up every year. Some favourite swimming swimming holes are Madalena, Santo Antonio, Sao Roque and Prainha.