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Climate

The climate is tempered maritime and mild by influence of the Gulf Stream, with no large variations in air temperature and reaching average values of 13ºC in Winter and 23ºC in Summer. The water temperature also does not suffer major alterations, ranging between 17ºC and 24ºC .

Landscape

The Archipelago of Açores consists of three groups of islands of volcanic origin: Eastern – Santa Maria, São Miguel; Central – Terceira, Pico, Graciosa, São Jorge, Faial; Western – Flores and Corvo.

In Archipelago of Açores several natural wonders can be enjoyed, as a consequence of the volcanic activity of the past, namely: Caldeira Guilherme Moniz; caves in Algar do Carvao; the impressive and smoky Furnas do Enxofre and geysers surrounded by mud and sedimentary rocks of spectacular colors; Caldeira do Cabeço Gordo; Volcano of Capelinhos; Caldeiras das Furnas; Lagoa do Fogo, classified as nature reserve in 1974 in order to keep its singular and wild beauty; etc. It is also possible to admire the Lagoa das Sete Cidades in São Miguel, Ponta Delgada, and Angra do Heroísmo, historic capital of Ilha Terceira, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and one of three regional capitals in Açores, together with Horta and Ponta Delgada.

Activities

The Archipelago of Açores consists of three groups of islands of volcanic origin: Eastern – Santa Maria, São Miguel; Central – Terceira, Pico, Graciosa, São Jorge, Faial; Western – Flores and Corvo.

 

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