The answer to the question of where to go diving in Portugal is simple. The Azores. While the mainland offers some diving, what you find on a diving holiday to the Azores is world-class. Mantas, mobulas, devil rays...even whale sharks. You don't need much more of an excuse to visit!
Where to Go Diving in Portugal
Where to go in Portugal
The Azores offer world-class diving; we think the best in Europe. It also offers some amazing activities around its volcanic scenery.
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Luxury Hotels in Portugal
Furnas Boutique Hotel
Set within the volcanic basin village of Furnas, with its boiling pools and famous botanical gardens, this small and luxurious hotel is a welcome...
White Exclusive Suites & Villas
White Exclusive Suites & Villas are part of a beautiful complex which is located within the remains of an old manor. Steeped in history and surrounded...
Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort
Tucked in between the half mile of sandy Santa Barbara Beach and the lush mountains, Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort is a haven of bohemian luxury.
Europe > Portugal > The Azores > Santa Maria
This contemporary and sophisticated hotel is located on Santa Maria Island - in the eastern group of the Azores archipelago and the southernmost...
Europe > Portugal > The Azores > Pico & Faial
Adegas do Pico
Adegas do Pico is a set of twelve stone-built houses located in Praínha, a quaint, traditional Azorean village on Pico Island.
Convento de Sao Francisco
In the small town of Vila Franca do Campo on São Miguel lies one of the most interesting boutique hotels in the Azores, the Convento de São...
Pousada da Horta
Set in a 16th century fortress overlooking the bay at Horta on the island of Faial in the central Azores, the Pousada da Horta is a boutique...
Pocinho Bay Hotel
The Pocinho Bay hotel is one of the only high quality boutique hotels we came across in the Azores that can truly be considered stylish (though...
Baia da Barca
Baía da Barca is set in a beautiful location on the island of Pico right by the sea, you can while away the hours watching the waves crashing...
Water & Wind: Exclusive Liveaboard in the Azores
The Azores comes into its own in summer, when divers have the chance to glide alongside all manner of large pelagics, from manta rays to blue...
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Key Facts & Useful Links
Visa: not required
Food & Drink: Carne de Porco à Alentejana is one of the most traditional pork dishes of the Portuguese cuisine!
Time difference: GMT
Flight from London: 2:15 hrs
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