It feels really good to be back home in my cozy, familiar house in Rhode Island after a week in the Azores. I mean that even with this huge snowstorm going on as I type!
The Azores Islands are an absolutely gorgeous vacation destination. Clean and quiet, you will discover natural wonders like thermal pools and volcanoes. There are endless hiking trails, breathtaking bicycling routes and plenty of ocean. You can visit pineapple and tea plantations, walk through botanical gardens and go whale watching.
Brief Weather Recap and then on to the Food: If you like the sun like I do, don’t go to the Azores in January. It is their winter and their rainy season. However, if you would be happy to get away from freezing temps and snow, enjoy a steady 60 degrees day and night and don’t mind the fog, wind and rain, then go. It is beautiful when the sun is out….which we enjoyed on our first day but saw no sign of again for the entire week. We knew what we were getting into visiting this time of year and to be fair, it does need to rain quite a bit for it to have such lush, colorful beauty in their other seasons.
Let me begin by saying that we didn’t go to the Azores specifically for the food. We just wanted to get away and check out a new place! I figured there would be lots of fresh fish and produce but wasn’t sure what exactly to expect….