Sao Jorge’s long, slender shape is quite unlike any of the other islands of the Azores. 55km long and only 7km at its widest point. The island was formed by a linear volcanic fissure – a tectonic plate boundary which extends 200km east all the way to the main island of Sao Miguel. The island is famous for it’s fajas – coastal plateaus which are home to many of the island’s smaller villages. The fajas are formed by different processes – by ancient landslides in the north where the seacliffs are steepest, creating the best natural swimming pools in the Azores (such as the Piscina Natural Simao Dias). The cliffs on the south coast are less-steep and many of the southern fajas were formed by lava flows. Walking the island’s excellent network of hiking trails with our resident guide is a great way to explore the fajas.
The island is also famous for it’s cheeses. Azoreans are proud of their seasonal, home-grown produce and the island’s award-winning cheeses are subject to protected designations of origin, preserving the traditional production methods and the unique character of Sao Jorge’s most famous export.
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