Overview

A holiday on Flores feels like an escape from the rest of the world.

Flores is arguably the most beautiful island of the Azores archipelago – a flourishing, verdant landscape of rolling hills and crater lakes; of magnificent waterfalls and monolithic seacliffs; of isolated whitewashed fishing villages dashed with Atlantic seaspray.

Unlike the other islands of the Azores, there are no records of volcanic eruptions on the island and her calderas are generally considered to be extinct. Flores (and her smaller neighbour Corvo) sit on the western-side of the tectonic plate boundary between the North Atlantic plate and the Eurasian plate (with the Azores Microplate squeezed in-between). The plates are slowly moving apart – increasing the distance between Flores and the main island of Sao Miguel by around 25mm each year (a whole 15 metres since the first settlers arrived).

Our favourite places to stay are all in-or-around Faja Grande: a wonderfully easy-going and welcoming little hamlet which has the honour of being the most westerly village in Europe. It’s the ideal place to escape the 21st Century and unwind.

 

 

Highlights

One of our most popular holidays is our São Miguel, Flores and Faial island hopping holiday, combining three of our favourite islands into one fantastic trip.

Our Flores Activity Holiday is perfect if you prefer a more action-packed trip. Flores has some of the Azores’ most exhilarating canyoning routes, and a day trip to the neighbouring island of Corvo is an island adventure in itself.

Flores is also a favourite destination for adventurous honeymooners looking to discover new places together.

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