Europe's Best Kept Secret
The Azores are a good choice for holiday campers who prefer basic facilities and are interested in the natural surroundings these lovely islands have to offer. There are a couple of official campsites on each island, though some campers prefer to ask local farmers if they can pitch a tent on their land. It should be noted, however, that camping in the Azores is restricted to officially designated campsites and campers who camp outside these sites on public land can be subject to hefty fines. Keep this in mind when planning an Azores camping holiday. Recommended campsites for camping holidays in the Azores include the site at Furnas on São Miguel, Praia do Almoxarife in Faial, Faja Grande on São Jorge and Santo Antonio on the north coast of Pico, which has plenty of facilities and is good for families.