Portugal Golf Holidays – Azores break tourism records

Azores. Tourism in the Azores is breaking records

Tourism keeps growing in the Azores

According to SREA’s report, in March 2023, 130,902 passengers disembarked at airports in the Azores, a positive variation of 22.9% compared to the same month in the previous year.

In March 2019, with 109,510 people arriving, the Azores set a new monthly record, a 19.5% rise compared to the previous year. This year, the record has been broken.

SREA also reports that, compared to March 2022, fewer passengers disembarked on three of the nine islands of the Azores. The reductions occurred on the islands of Flores (-16.0%), followed by Corvo (-2.4%) and Graciosa (-1.8%).

There was a 36.5% jump in March disembarkations on the islands of São Miguel and Faial, followed by a 25.7% jump on São Jorge. There was also an increase in the number of passengers in Santa Maria (9.9%), Terceira (1.1%), and Pico (nearly 0.1%).

At airports in the region, 9,913 passengers got off of foreign flights, which is a significant rise of 62.5% over the same time last year.

In March, there was a 28.7% rise in the number of passengers that flew between the islands, totaling 52,723.

The region of the Azores has 3 stunning golf courses, ready to give you memorable golf rounds. Two of them are located in the island of São Miguel, while the other is based in Terceira Island.

The Azores are an ideal destination for golf holidays, due to the beautiful golf courses, the great hotels, the authentic gastronomy and the unforgettable natural landscapes, unique in the world.

Book your golf holidays in the Azores with Tee Times Golf Agency and play on some of the best golf courses in Portugal.

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Portugal Golf Holidays – Three Portuguese destinations among the best in Europe for spring breaks

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Three Portuguese destinations for spring breaks

The famous magazine Lonely Planet has placed the Western Algarve, Madeira and Azores among the best for spring breaks in Europe. Consider these regions for your next golf holidays.

At the Western Algarve, part of the most famous Portuguese destination for golf holidays, Lonely Planet recommends the whitewashed little towns, the stunning beaches, the fabulous Cabo de São Vicente, and the natural park of Costa Vicentina on the west coast of the region. The Western Algarve has brilliant golf courses, some of the best in Europe, like Palmares in Portimão and Boavista in Lagos. Challenging but marvellous golf rounds are waiting for you in the Algarve.

Of the Azores, the magazine highlights the island of São Miguel, the biggest of the archipelago. Lonely Planet describes the Azores as stepping stones over the mid-Atlantic that resemble a lost planet with their jagged cliffs, waterfalls, and crystalline lakes. In São Miguel, it is suggested the geothermal marvels of Furnas, the Terra Nostra botanical gardens, and the Sete Cidades lagoon, known as the main natural attraction of the Azores. Despite the small size, the Azores have wonderful golf courses, with Batalha being often considered the best.

Lonely Planet calls Madeira the ‘island of the eternal spring’ and describes the island as a botanist’s fantasy. The magazine’s recommendations are a delicious wine tasting in Funchal, the wonderful Botanical Gardens of Madeira, the Cabo Girão and the traditional toboggan rides on Madeira’s steep streets. Madeira has dazzling golf courses like Santo da Serra that are ready to give you a great holiday experience.

Book your golf holidays in Portugal with Tee Times Golf Agency and enjoy some of the finest golf courses in the country and in the entire European continent, as well as a vibrant culture that will make you want to come back.

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