Just a few years ago, the Azores started appearing in a handful of publications and articles with titles like, “remote islands that no one knows about” and “Europe’s Best Kept Secret.” Many people, especially North Americans could not point out this archipelago on a map. But for those in the know, the thought of a collection of volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic with a subtropical climate and European twist is quite intriguing. In recent years, they have been billed as the hot new adventure destinations, offering a plethora of exciting ways to explore the diverse islands and their culture.
There aren’t many tourists, yet
Although the Azores have been a destination for Portuguese and other Europeans for years, they really are relatively unknown to the rest of the world. While tourism is growing, and the government is actively marketing these emerald isles in the middle of