The Azores are verdant, tranquil, diverse, exquisitely beautiful and always welcoming. These nine green islands are the embodiment of old-world charm and include an elegant capital, remote villages, glittering blue coastlines and spectacular volcanic landscapes. This is the only guide in English that provides details of travel and activities alongside in-depth background information. This new edition features new adventure activities such and newly opened gardens. With this guide visitors can visit Europe's only tea plantations or step into the hot springs and gurgling mud pools of Furnas.