We had been looking for paradisiacal places in the antipodes and found them, although it took countless flight hours, endless stopovers and big-pocket budgets. We didn’t think about having a closer look nearer to home, but now we know better. The Azores is within easy reach of Europe and offers verdant lands and rich coastlines full of exuberant life. This is our story of finding a paradise only a few hours away but still having all the adventure you could wish for.
Words Emilio Galindo and María Andrés // Photos Miguel Rezendes and Miqueas Muñoz / MQ Photos