The volcanic isles in the Atlantic delight with their varied landscapes, enticing beaches and year-round sunshine.
While belonging to Spain and Portugal, these Atlantic Isles all have their own distinct identities. This has much to do with amazingly diverse landscapes, reflected in local history, crafts and cuisine.
Where we sail.
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
The Azores rise from the Atlantic Ocean, 900 miles from the Portuguese coast. The largest city in the Azores, Ponta Delgada is on Sao Miguel and is named after the volcanic lands it sits proudly upon.
La Palma, Spain
‘La Isla Bonita’ La Palma is one of the smaller of the seven Canary Islands. Its capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma, is a picturesque harbor set on the eastern side of this charming volcanic formation.
Praia da Vitoria, Azores, Portugal
Around 850 miles west of Portugal, the Azores are an archipelago of nine Portuguese-speaking islands scattered across the Atlantic waters, known for their dramatic and verdant landscapes.
It’s easy to understand why the island of Lanzarote is so popular. Fire Mountain and the curious vineyards of Le Geria amid the volcanic island scenery are just some of the many highlights that await.
Puerto del Rosario is the capital of Fuerteventura, the second largest of the Canary Islands, at the eastern end of the archipelago. In May 2009 the island was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
As you’ll see, Madeira’s reputation as the “Garden Island” is well-founded. It’s swathed in lush greenery and bears all manner of tropical fruits. The region is famous for its delicious Madeira wine.