ATA - Associação de Turismo dos Açores Azores Promotion Board

Avenida Infante D. Henrique, 33 - 1° Drt, 9500-150 Ponta Delgada, São Miguel (Azoren)
Portugal

Telephone +351 296 288082
Fax +351 296 288447

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boot 2018 hall map (Hall 13): stand D56

Fairground map

boot 2018 fairground map: Hall 13

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  • 04  Services
  • 04.05  Marine Tourism and Charter
  • 04.05.10  Tourist Agencies/Boards

Tourist Agencies/Boards

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Product category: Tourist Agencies/Boards

YACHTING

On a sailboat or a motorboat, you will quickly understand the mystique of navigating in the Azores seas. When navigating around the coastline of an island, it is possible to see the green landscape descending towards the crystalline-clear waters of the ocean. Beaches and sheltered inlets invite you to stop and dive in their waters. At the marinas o the archipelago, one can find everything that one needs before returning to the Atlantic. With a steady hand in the rudder, it is easy to ass up nautical miles as you travel between the wonders of these nine islands. Dolphins accompany you in the island crossings, as they did more than 500 years ago with the discoverers of this paradise. The horizon is the limit that stands above the ocean blue.

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SURF

Given its geographical location, the Azores Archipelago is an excellent region for the practice of wave sports. The morphology of the different islands enable surfing, bodyboarding, SUP, windsurfing in various contexts, beach breaks, reef breaks and point breaks.

The winter period is dominated by strong swells from the north generated near Newfoundland and by constant depressions and cold fronts that pass north of the archipelago. Summer months are dominated by waves from the south generated by tropical storms that pass south of the islands, with some waves created by the depressions that form between South Africa and Antarctica also reaching the Azores after crossing over 11,000 km. These waves are known among locals as "inchas" or "tides of August".

This website showcases a number of spots that can be chosen by suffers according to their preferences and to the time of the year and/or the islands that they visit during their stay in the Azores.

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WHALE WATCHING

The Azores are currently one of the world’s largest whale sanctuaries. Among resident and migrant species, common or rare, more than 20 different types of cetaceans can be spotted in the Azores. It is an impressive figure and it corresponds to a third of the total number of existing species. This is an an ecosystem with unique characteristics. With majestic whales and friendly dolphins, the blue Atlantic Ocean becomes even more magic around these nine islands. And it brings to the present, when preservation is the keyword, an old cry: “How she blows!”

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About us

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The Azores were recognized as the most beautiful destinations in Europe by the European Best Destination, Association that promotes the best destinations in Europe in several categories.

The Azores islands ‘landscape has a wide range of forms, peculiar rocks and structures derived namely from the types of eruption, its dynamics and the subsequent actions of the hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. The geodiversity, along with other determining factors, such as the archipelago’s dimension, dispersion and distance from the European and African continents and the climate are responsible for the distinctive ecological conditions translated into the close relation between the geodiversity and biodiversity that makes this land such a special and unforgettable place to visit.

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