Is there a rainy season in the Azores?
Rainfall is frequent in the Azores, particularly during fall and winter months (September-March). The western-most islands, Flores and Corvo, are specially prone to heavy rains and storms. On the positive side, this is exactly why all the greenery landscapes are so lush and vivid!
Is the water warm in the Azores?
From July to September, the ocean is not particularly warm, yet may be acceptable for swimming for those who are not sensitive to the cold. The water temperature is 22 °C (72 °F) in July and 23 °C (73 °F) in August and September. Below are the average sea temperatures.
What is Ponta Delgada known for?
What is Ponta Delgada known for? Located in the south cost of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada is known for its century-old churches, quaint cobbled streets and squares, a long seaside promenade, and a delicious collection of local bars and restaurants.
Is Ponta Delgada nice?
Ponta Delgada is one of those amazingly charming towns with narrow streets, cozy restaurants and unique architecture. All that, mixed with the incredible natural surroundings, make it an unforgettable destination. But surprisingly, very few tourists come to Azores.
What is the best month to visit the Azores?
The best time to visit the Azores is June through August. During this time, temperatures are at their highest, cloudy days are fewer and farther between and the likelihood of rain is low.
What to do in the Azores when it’s raining?
Algar do Carvao. 1,073. Caverns & Caves.
Are Azores good for swimming?
Yes, there are beaches on the Azores, as well as natural lava rock pools, thermal pools, and many little harbors where you jump off the docks and go for a swim. June to September are best for swimming. The water temperature goes up to about 23 °C in August, which is fresh but really nice.
Do you need wetsuit for Azores?
The Atlantic waters around the island are on the nippy side. If you’re planning to dive or spend a lot of time snorkelling and you have your own long or short wetsuit, it’s worth taking it with you. Dive companies also hire gear.
Does anyone live on Ponta Delgada?
The island covers 760 km2 (290 sq mi) and has around 140,000 inhabitants, with 45,000 people residing in Ponta Delgada, the archipelago’s largest city.
Is Ponta Delgada safe?
Crime rates in Ponta Delgada, Portugal
|Level of crime||7.14||Very Low|
|Crime increasing in the past 3 years||53.57||Moderate|
|Worries home broken and things stolen||16.07||Very Low|
|Worries being mugged or robbed||12.50||Very Low|
|Worries car stolen||16.07||Very Low|
Are there beaches in Ponta Delgada?
Although there are no beaches in Ponta Delgada, you won’t have to drive far to find one. In fact, after only 15 minutes by car, you can visit the charming beachside town of Sao Roque. There is so much to do here, you can easily spend the day.
How many days do you need in the Azores?
In general, you should be able to see all the highlights on most Azores islands in 2-3 days. The only exception is São Miguel, the largest island, where we recommend staying at least 5-7 days.