To the north of Flores, a 60 minute boat trip takes you to the smallest island Corvo. The picturesque town of Vila Nova with a population of just 400 is a maze of narrow streets, called ‘canadas’, waiting to be explored. Monte Grosso, the highest point on the island, offers an extraordinary view overlooking the steep sided crater that formed the island.
Corvo, which literally translates as the Island of the Crow, is the smallest and the northernmost island of the Azores archipelago. You can walk or take a taxi up to the crater "Caldeirão' or 'Great Kettle'. It looks more like an emerald bowl scattered with lava bombs and serves as grazing land for hundreds of cows.
Corvo is one of the most beautiful of the Azorean islands, and much of the island’s traditional language, customs, and way of life has been preserved as a result of Corvo’s isolation. Corvo is simple, serene, and charming, offering beautiful scenery as well as fabulous volcanic-induced geology.
Corvo's main attraction is now as a world-renowned site for birdwatchers wanting to catch a glimpse of North American vagrants at this, the edge of the Western Palearctic.
A short stay on Corvo is usually enough unless you are a keen birdwatcher. Activities are limited as it is so tiny but that is part of its charm.
Azores Choice provided a prompt, helpful service. they found us the perfect accommodation for our needs and provided superb, expert advice on how to spend our week walking on San Miguel. I would certainly use them again.
Joan from Durham
Recommended small travel company!
Great little company with friendly staff. Organisation of flights & accommodation very efficient. When problems arise they are helpful and very reasonable in their efforts to resolve them. We would definitely use them again for a return trip.
Really great! Would use again!
Very efficient, friendly, helpful. Excellent local knowledge. Everything ran very smoothly, from supplying the tickets to airport pick ups and hotel bookings. Lovely accommodation selected. No complaints!
A wonderful break in a beautiful environment!
Everything was excellent. The information and organisation, the hotel and the island itself all exceeded our expectations. Whale watching and other trips out, fantastic. We will book again!
Great honeymoon package and experience!
They provided a great package at a good price. We found them to be helpful and a quality service was provided.
Nicola and Christopher – Winchester
Top notch service. Highly recommended!
Excellent service throughout. Very informative, with lots of literature, maps and the like. Attended their offices in Ponta Delgada – very impressed with Olivia, friendly and helpful. Paul was first class.
Lynne in Welton-by-Lincoln
Great company for first time Azores visit!
Really great company, will be recommending them. We had never visited the Azores before but this company helped us decided which islands to visit.
Brilliant holiday organised by an excellent company!
Friendly, helpful, professional and completely geared to us as individuals.
John and Janice
Very helpful staff, and the trips they organised for us were excellent with knowledgeable guides.
A really wonderful holiday!
We normally travel independently, but I am go glad that we used Archipelago Choice – their insider knowledge was really helpful in making the most of our time.
Valerie – Brighton
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