in the Azores
The Azores archipelago features a subtropical climate (Köppen-Geiger) with moderate seasonality. Temperatures average from 12ºC (minimum in January) to 25 ºC (maximum in August). Bellow can be found a temperature/rainfall comparative chart of North-Atlantic destinations.
What have the media been saying?
The Azores has been described as the last unspoilt islands in Europe or as the Hawaii of the Atlantic. Its sceneries still mesmerise the well travelled ones and its people warmly welcome new neighbours.
The Azores is found in the middle of the North-Atlantic about 1.000 miles (a two-hours flight) from Europe mainland and 2.000 miles (a four-hours flight) from North America.
For the last five years the archipelago has been rediscovered by travelers and expatriates. As a result, there are presently direct flights from 3 Canadian cities, 3 American cities, 3 Spanish cities, 4 German cities and from France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland main airports. There are convenient daily flights to Lisbon which hubs many other European and North-American flights.
Among the LOWEST OF THE CRIME RATES IN EUROPE, Azores is still a care-free territory, particularly in islands as Pico, São Jorge, Graciosa, Flores and Corvo (see references: TripAdvisor, U.S. Department of State).
Citizens from EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES ARE OFFERED FREE HEALTHCARE through the EU reciprocal health agreements, providing that the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is produced. FACILITIES AND PROFESSIONALS STANDARDS comply with the European Union standards and meet the developed world traveler expectations.
In the Azores there is great opportunity for a HEALTHY
LIFESTYLE. Fresh air, clear sea water and low-tech farming (transgenic cultures are banned in the Azores) assure a sound stock of local vegetables, fruits, fish, seafood and meat. The milk products in the Azores are a centuries-old heritage made available to our tasting. Wine is mainly produced in Pico island, as witnessed by the World Heritage Site “Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture”. Pico wine accounts for good quality table wine and celebrated liquorous wine.
The LOCAL COMMUNITIES ARE ESPECIALLY FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING TO EXPATRIATES. As a result a significant expat community widely ranged between 30 and 70 years-old residents and house owners has been settling in recent years.