The Azores, of officially the Autonomous Region of the Azores, is one of the two regions of Portugal that are still autonomous. Actually it's an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. Some call it the Hawaii of the mid-Atlantic. This place has a world-class whale watching, diving, canyoning, excellent surfing, sailing, and other watersports but also a lot of potential adventures and opportunities one can experience on horseback, bikes or, for the courageous one, by paragliders. Explore local amazing caverns, seething mud pots and wonderful crater lakes from anyone can feel their volcanic origin.