Flores Island Vacations & Travel Packages!
Flores Island is the westernmost point of the European Continent and the Azores Archipelago. The island is full of high peaks, deep valleys, cliffs carved by grottoes, hot springs, lagoons bordered by hydrangeas, and volcanic remains. For the unforgettable vacation experience visit this island of water and explore the magnificent structures of rocks. A boat trip is suggested for exploring the various rock structures here, some of which will be visible only from the sea like Enxareus and Galo caves.
Places of Interest in Flores Island
For the adventurers, Flores is a place to be. There’re plenty of streams & waterfalls in this island offering you great opportunities for canoeing. The island is also good for diving. Those who wish to stay away from adventure can go for fishing in the sea or in the streams filled with trout. The island is also known for bird watching. Some of the beautiful birds found here include goldcrest and the blackcap. The place is truly a sanctuary for native and migratory birds from the American continent.
Lovers of Architecture
To learn the art and culture of the region visit the Parish Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. Located in Santa Cruz das Flores, the church is known for its majestic facade. The Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario in Lajes das Flores is another attraction which should not be missed. Here one can explore the 1743 bridge over Ribeira dos Morros and also the houses of basalt stone.
The remarkable island of Flores is endowed with nature’s bounties. The place is a hidden paradise waiting to be explored. While here, do visit extinct craters of the ancient volcanoes that gave birth to the Island. Also recommended is a road trip around the island, as it offers you a chance to explore the spell-binding villages like Ponta da Faja Grande (Ponta). A boat trip around the island is another must thing to do here.