The Azores is an archipelago of 9 islands belonging to Portugal and located in the Atlantic, roughly between Lisbon and Boston. It's an amazing off the beaten track destination.
Natural hot springs can be found mainly on Sao Miguel island. This one mixes hot thermal waters with the sea - be sure to visit at low tide!
Fresh seafood is everywhere on the Azores. Go for some fresh seabass, or perhaps some gnarly goose barnacles. Bom apetite!
DOLPHINS & WHALES
The islands are visited by large pods of dolpins and numerous types of whales. Most islands offer whale spotting tours, giving you a chance to see them from a respectful distance.