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Azores Awarded Prestigious "Best Destination in the World"

11 January 2024

The Azores have achieved yet another prestigious recognition on the world tourist scene. The 2023 World Travel Awards awarded the Azores the prestigious title of Best Adventure Destination in the World, solidifying the unique position of this archipelago as a true paradise for lovers of exciting and unforgettable experiences. 

The award gala, often dubbed the "Oscars of Tourism", took place on December 1st at the famous Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai. This global recognition is the icing on the  cake, after the Azores consecutively won, in the years 2020, 2021 and 2022, the title of Best Adventure Destination in Europe. 

According to Luis Capdeville, CEO of Visit Azores, “The Azores, by receiving this global distinction, assert themselves as an international icon on the tourist scene, offering a unique combination of activities and the emotion provided by their stunning landscapes." 

Trails and hiking routes are now the epicenters of an adventure recognized around the world. The exploration of caves and dormant volcanoes, the whale watching, among other activities in an immersive contact with nature that the Azores offer its visitors, moments of pure adventure, consolidating itself as a destination that transcends expectations and captivates hearts on a global scale. This title reinforces the position of the Azorean islands not only as a place of exceptional natural beauty, but also as a destination of choice for those seeking truly extraordinary experiences in the vast world of adventure tourism.

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