Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club is always looking for world-class travel opportunities for its members. An Archipelago located in the North Atlantic ocean, the Azores are made up of 9 islands and are considered an autonomous region of Portugal. Mainly a farming and agriculturally based economy, tourism is also a growing part of the islands economy as well. The main islands which make up the Azores include:
Considered one of t the best summer destinations in the world, , a trip to the Azores is far from ordinary. Wild and beautiful, filled with history, nature and adventures, the Azores remain today, one of the most exotic, wild and amazing areas in the world today.
Historical evidence in the Azores shows that the area have generally been inhabited for about 2,000 years, before the Portuguese settlers arrived to the area. Despite the possible signs of early inhabitation, the major settlement of the islands began with the arrival of the Portuguese.
A beautiful country with stunning natural features, one of the regions most famous areas is called the Lagoa das Furnas or simply the Furnas. Translated in English to Furnas Crater Lake, it is located in Sao Miguel. A trail leads to the hot springs here where you can still see locals burying a pot for cooking. Located in the easternmost of three active volcanoes on the island, the furnas has roots dating back 100,000 years. A small town called Furnas is located on the site and includes a school, a church and a square and dates back to 1661.
No matter where you travel in the Azores, the area is known for its geotourism and its whale watching, scuba diving and of course, its hikes. Be sure you research your destination and know the rules and tips to help you stay safe when you travel abroad. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club wishes you the best when you travel. Explore the world and experience the best of life when you travel from Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club.