A Portuguese colony often described as the 'garden islands' of the Atlantic, the Azores enjoy a warm climate and are rich in flora and fauna. This new Bradt travel guide covers all nine of the volcanic islands. Highlights include the pretty spa villages, architectural sites on Sao Miguel Island and pastoral windmills on Graciosa. The natural history of the region, which includes hundreds of species of exotic flowers and plants plus many migrating birds, is given special prominence.
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The Azores are the Atlantic Ocean's best-kept secret. Here life is lived at a slower pace. Amid the quiet pastures and pretty fishing villages, a tranquillity reigns which belies the turbulent geological past that gave birth to this cluster of volcanic islands.Azores: The Bradt Travel Guide allows you to get the very most from a glorious landscape. Scale the rugged sides of Pico mountain or take a gentler stroll to the mythical lakes of Sete Cidades. Walk the length of Europe's westernmost coastline on the island of Flores or dive among fabulous underwater lava formations. You cannot fail to be enchanted by these garden islands of the Atlantic.This guide contains: information on where to stay and where to eat; clear maps and town plans; information on culture and history; scenic walks; illustrated guide to the islands' key flora; whale-watching, diving and fishing. (5 1/4 x 8 1/2, 272 pages, color photos, illustrations, maps)
David Sayers trained as a botanical horticulturist at London's famous Kew Gardens. He now runs his own travel company specialising in botanical and natural history tours to the Azores.
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Book Description Bradt Travel Guides, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111841620262