Portugal’s remote islands have always been a fascination for adventure travelers looking for a bucket list brag. Now, there’s a budget way to experience the cluster of islands in the North Atlantic known as the Azores, floating more than 1,000 miles from the Portuguese coast.
Azores Getaways is offering January wellness escapes to Terceira Island for $499 (with flights from Boston + accommodations at Hotel do Caracol), inclusive of volcanic hot stone massages and flotation therapy, and plenty of time for outdoor pursuits such as hiking, swimming with wild dolphins, canyoning through volcanos, and taking advantage of a soak in the geo thermal hot springs, ocean-side.
Seven breakfasts are included.
Departures after January increase by $100.
What’s the Deal?
At face value this appears to be a super bargain with a couple of caveats; you will have to budget for most meals as lunch and dinner are not included. Select excursions are also extra.
Also, if you are not within easy reach of Boston, you have to factor in transportation and possible hotel in advance of your flight.
Although flight time from Boston is just under 4 hours, that convenience could be negated, if for instance, you have to get yourself there from New York.