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Accommodation and information on the Azores

The Azores (Portuguese: Ašores/) are an archipelago of Portuguese islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,500 km from Lisbon and about 3,900 km from the east coast of North America. The nine Azorean Islands extend for more than 600 km, and lie in a northwest-southeast direction. The vast extension of the islands defines an immense exclusive economic zone of 1.1 million km▓. The westernmost point of this area is 3,380 km from the North American continent. All of the islands have volcanic origins, though Santa Maria also has some reef contribution. The mountain of Pico on Pico Island, at 2,351 m in altitude, is the highest in all of Portugal. The Azores are actually the tops of some of the tallest mountains on the planet, as measured from their base at the bottom of the ocean. The islands are an autonomous region of Portugal. Though it is commonly said that the archipelago is named after the goshawk (Ašor in Portuguese), because it was supposed to be a common bird at the time of the discovery, it actually never existed on the islands. Some historians indicate the archaic Portuguese word "azures" (the plural of blue) because of the colour of the islands when seen from afar. Most, however, insist that the name is derived from birds, pointing to a local subspecies of the buzzard (Buteo buteo), as the animal the first explorers erroneously identified as goshawks. Azores - hotels - Accommodation in Portugal - Inn-Portugal

Azores - hotels - Accommodation in Portugal - Inn-Portugal

Estalagens in the Azores islands
Estalagem dos Clerigos Estalagem dos Clerigos The Estalagem is in a wonderful location offering a superb view over the ocean and the village. Sao Miguel
Estalagem Senhora da Rosa Estalagem Senhora da Rosa Four star inn located in a private estate surrounded by lush nature in the vicinity of Ponta Delgada, island of Sao Miguel in The Azores. Sao Miguel

Pousadas in the Azores islands
Pousada Forte da Horta Hotel Pousada Santa Cruz - Pousadas Hotels The Hotel Pousada da Horta is located on the beautiful island of Faial in the centre group of islands in the Azores, Portugal. Horta
Pousada de Angra do Heroismo Hotel Pousada Sao Sebastiao - Pousadas Hotels The Pousada in Angra do Heroismo is a successful conversion of a 16th Century Fortress, located in the Island of Terceira, Azore archipelago. Angra do Heroismo
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