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December 6 – The Azores

6 December 2021

The picture shows a very special pool at Agua de Pau located next to Caloura, approx. 20 km east of the capital city Ponta Delgada on the main island São Miguel. The Azores belongs to Portugal, but they are far away from mainland – 1.500 km west of Lisbon.

There are 9 islands in the Azores archipelago, the most westerly – Flores – is 1.900 km west of Lisbon! This is as far west as you can get in Europe. The islands are very green all year round and during summer the hydrangeas bring extra color to the nature. Fantastic hiking routs in the hilly landscape with volcanic lakes. And don´t miss the thermal baths!

Tip of the day: If you are traveling with Azores Airlines from North America from Lisbon or Porto or the other way around, you are eligible for an extra stop up to 7 days on the Azores. Do that! With the same airline you can bring your sports equipment without extra charge. Golf, bike, surf, scuba diving etc – nice!

Get a glimpse of Portugal through the Advent Calendar 2021 from Portugal Agent.  Follow us to 24 different places in this beautiful country. One picture and comment every day until X-mas Evening.

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