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Local Experiences

The expression “nature all around you” could well be used to describe the Azores Region. The archipelago offers unmatched conditions for nature tourism by virtue of its unique natural heritage, which influenced the built and cultural heritage that is full of singular features. This heritage has been preserved and classified, and includes marine biodiversity, flora and fauna, volcanic caves and geolandscapes, nature parks and botanical gardens, as well as natural resources exclusive to each island. All of this bio and geodiversity, together with the islands' traditional towns and villages, present unparalleled opportunities for nature tourism.

Examples of the quality and richness waiting to be explored include themed tourist routes (such as those based on wine, volcanoes and spas), numerous trails carved along breathtaking natural landscapes, diving, and fantastic golf courses with views over the sea and mountain. The ideal place to enjoy unmatched experiences in a natural setting, the Azores also play host to other activities not to be missed, such as geocaching, whale watching, birdwatching, scuba diving, hiking and canyoning.

Source: www.visitazores.com

DHM concept wants to go far beyond a mere stay, creating memories, living enriching experiences or cultivating your body and mind.
In AZOR Hotel this reality comes alive, as the experiences we've prepared were experienced by ourselves, favoring the contact with the natural surroundings, local culture and authenticity.


Some of the experiences available:

Diving:
The crystal clear and temperate waters of the sea make the Azores archipelago the ideal diving destination. With numerous spots to practice various types of diving, one discovers an underwater landscape with a volcanic seafloor, archaeological sites and a unique biodiversity.

Hiking trails:
There are about 60 marked trails to know the beauty of the landscape with several points of geological, biological and historical interest, without forgetting the Azorean gcadmins and traditions. There are trails for different levels of difficulty and distance, on the coastline or inland to discover waterfalls, lakes, vineyards, fishing boats, mountains, natural pools, meadows and animals.

Canyoning:
For its volcanic features, the Azores offer great trails to practice this sport in a outstanding scenery. From large vertical canyons to simple paths, options and locations are many - with special emphasis on the islands of São Miguel, São Jorge and Flores.

Whale Watching:
The Azores are considered one of the best world destinations to watching cetaceans. Here you can find about 25 species of whales and dolphins, resident and migratory. There are still sharks, turtles and other equally fascinating marine animals to meet in absolutely thrilling rides.

Surf:
The mild climate, the morphology of the islands and the constant temperature of the air and water are ideal for surfing throughout the year, especially in the winter months. There are many spots with excellent conditions that attract more and more surfers to the Azores.

Sport fishing:
Azorean sea is a paradise for the ones who seek powerful emotions at big game fishing. The islands of Faial, Pico and São Jorge are the starting point for truly adventures in search of the great marlins, especially the most wanted coveted Atlantic blue marlin.

Other experiences available:
Bicycle riding • Golf • Kayaking • Paddle Surf • Lagoons Tour • Guided Tours • Tea Route

The AZOR Hotel also prepares customized programs according to guests profile or special requests.


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