Lagoa do Fogo, Azores

20 Photos to Inspire Your Trip to the Azores

Photos to Inspire Your Trip to the Azores

The Azores are quickly becoming a hot destination for travel in Europe. They’re affordable, more relaxing, and less crowded than many other spots and that’s only 3 of the reasons to visit! If you’re even considering a trip, we hope these 20 photos from the Azores will help seal the deal!

20 Photos to Fuel Your Azores Wanderlust:

Photos to Inspire your Azores Trip

The Boca do Inferno viewpoint almost speaks for itself. One of the most popular spots on São Miguel Island, from here you’ll get a great view of the lakes, craters, and the city below.

Gorreana Tea Plantation in the Azores, Portugal

The fields at Gorreana Plantation cover more than 30 acres and are a great place for a hike or an afternoon stop to sip some local tea.

Cross outside chapel in Sao Miguel Island, Azores

The Azores are hydrangea heaven. The front of Our Lady of the Peace chapel in Vila Franco do Campo is one of our favorite spots for photographing them.

Salto do Cabrito waterfall, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

This is one of favorite photos & memories from the Azores! With dozens of waterfalls across the islands, you’ll have lots of chances to capture a similar pic of your own.

José do Canto Botanical Garden in Ponta Delgada, Azores

In the town of Ponta Delgada, visit José do Canto Botanical Garden and take a seat on the giant roots of this Moreton Bay Fig.

Miradouro da Lagoa do Fogo, Azores

Green, green, and more green. That’s how you’ll feel all around São Miguel Island which is so appropriately nicknamed, “The Green Island.”

The views in the Azores are bucket-list worthy

The lake pictured in this and the previous photo is Lagoa do Fogo and it’s pretty stunning from all angles. Fancy a hike? You can follow a trail all the way down to the beach!

Nossa Senhora da Paz church in Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Remember the Our Lady of the Peace chapel we mentioned a few photos ago? It has the most unique entrance-way we’ve ever seen at a church. Prepare to climb some stairs. We promise it’s worth it!

Great lighting in this forest on Terceira Island, Azores

Step into the “Haunted Forest” (as called by our tour guide in Terceira Island), and use the unusual lighting to capture some unique photos.

You'll feel like you're in hydrangea heaven in the Azores

Remember those hydrangeas we mentioned? Make sure you get some photos with them, as well!

Serra do Cume Viewpoint on Terceira Island, Azores

The platform at Serra do Cume viewpoint on Terceira Island gives you a birds-eye view of the “patchwork” of farmland below.

Boca do Inferno viewpoint, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

This walkway at Boca do Inferno viewpoint is probably the most photographed spot on São Miguel Island.

View of Farol de Arnel lighthouse

Farol do Arnel lighthouse is on the northeast side of Sao Miguel Island. Aside from offering a nice photo opp, you can also take a challenging 35% incline hike down to the lighthouse. Wear good shoes!

Enjoy the view at Ferraria Hot Springs, Azores

On your walk from the parking lot to Ferraria Hot Springs, enjoy some gorgeous views of the rocky coast and ocean.

Adventure in the Azores: Take a dip in Ferraria Hot Springs

And speaking of Ferraria, bring your underwater camera and step down the ladder into this hot spring right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Hot springs at Terra Nostra Hotel in Furnas, Azores

Ready to relax after a long day of sightseeing? Parque Terra Nostra is home to a large thermal pool in the town of Furnas. The park also offers several smaller “jacuzzi” pools that are more secluded.

Botanical garden at Parque Terra Nostra, Azores

When you’re finished in the thermal pool and feeling relaxed, take a stroll around the park’s botanical gardens for a little more tranquility.

Go swimming at Miradouro do Frade, Azores

Make a stop at Miradouro do Frade, a viewpoint of the natural pools below. Pack a towel and swimsuit if you’d like to hike down to the bottom for a swim in the turquoise water!

Kayak on Lago das Sete Cidades

You’ve seen the island by car and hike; now why not see it by water? Plan at least an hour to kayak on Lagoa das Sete Cidades and you’ll have access to two lakes: Lagoa Verde (green lake) and Lagoa Azul (blue lake).

Viewpoint in the Azores

You’ll see these flowers (yellow ginger lilly) across all of the Azorean islands. They’re pretty, but they’re also an invasive species that is native to the Himalayas and Nepal.

Are You Feeling Inspired?

We hope these photos from the Azores have you packing your bags! But just in case you need some more inspiration, here’s a few other posts you might enjoy:

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