Of course, the ocean is omnipresent. Wherever the eye can see the horizon, the sea and the sky merge. The blue of the azure is fringed with the white of the foam. This unavoidable presence fascinates: the impression of infinity is exhilarating. On the one hand, it is continental Europe; on the other hand, the Americas. And in the middle, whales and dolphins are bewitching, which can be admired almost all year round: unforgettable moments of emotion. We will fly, we will take the boat, we will dive or swim, we will taste fish and seafood: the Atlantic is everywhere! It is not by chance that the Azorean company SATA has chosen as its slogan The Atlantic and You...
Green and surprising landscapes :
The Azores flora is the highlight of the show. Walking along a path lined with hydrangeas of a sparkling blue, while here and there some massifs of azaleas and agapanthes, asleep at the feet of high plane trees, breathe in the fresh air of the open sea, is an incomparable pleasure. Almost all year round, the Azores form nine symphonies of the most intoxicating colours and aromas. Extinct volcanoes form a hummocky landscape that offers a wide variety of landscapes. The interweaving of sea and land, the jagged basalt coast, the black sand and natural pools, the volcano lakes, the strange volcanic fumaroles that come out of the ground: the Azores are a delightful natural spectacle that is easy to penetrate. Waterfalls plunge into sunny gorges, green hills alongside flared volcanoes, dense forests set in peaceful lakes, banks full of subtle fragrances open onto a lava flow frozen in a dark basalt tongue. Fertile plains and distant mountains, misty volcanoes and clear cities: at every moment, the senses are awakened.
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