Rural Tourism in the Azores: what it is, benefits and Azorean Houses

The Rural Tourism in the Azores is increasingly sought after by lovers of a experience in direct contact with nature. The Azores meet the ideal conditions to enjoy a unique experience and stay.

Joining the natural beauty of the nine islands of the Azores archipelago to rural accommodation is simply something unique. For lovers of this type of accommodation and tourism, without a doubt this is your next destination to visit and explore.

Ordem natural … (Encosta da Graciosa)
Ordem natural … (Encosta da Graciosa)
Fotografia de Manuela Juliano

What is Rural Tourism?

Rural Tourism is a way of reviving the practices, cultural traditions (and even gastronomic) of the rural zones, thus benefiting from a lodging in closer contact with the traditions, customs, values ​​and gastronomy of the region or place.

This is also responsible for maintaining and local history and traditions – being key to the preservation and restoration of architectural, historic and scenic heritage.

Moinho
Moinho
Fotografia de Kathy Rita

The Rural Tourism also complies with several criteria and requirements of quality and convenience, according to each region.

This can also be included in eco-tourism or agro-tourism.

Benefits and Advantages

Miradouro da Serra da Ribeirinha
Miradouro da Serra da Ribeirinha
Fotografia de Filipe Bem

There are numerous advantages and benefits with regard to Rural Tourism, we list a few:

Peace and tranquility

Staying in the countryside and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, allows you to get more tranquility and peace during your stay. A great choice for a stress free stay and pure relaxation.

Contact with nature

Many rural spaces are located in totally pure environments, privileging the direct contact with the nature. This can occur in several ways, with landscape being a major factor. Waterfalls, Woods, Fields, Ocean Views are also unique features of this type of tourism.

Nascer no Lombo Gordo
Nascer no Lombo Gordo
Fotografia de Milton Vieira

Fresh air

Given the distance of cities, urban and industrial areas, with a great movement of automobiles, production of gases among other polluting factors, in Rural Tourism the air is more pure.

Proximity and family shelter

Tourism in rural areas also provides the development and recovery of some less populated or busy areas. The proximity to the locals becomes more familiar, creating a bond of family welcome.

Restoration of emblematic and historic buildings

The recovery and restoration of several emblematic buildings and with history in the space in which it fits. Many rural tourism lodges have been in the family for decades and recover them and give the opportunity to open doors to new guests and share their history is something unique.

Apreciando a natureza – Ribeira dos Caldeirões
Apreciando a natureza – Ribeira dos Caldeirões
Fotografia de ByAçores

Rural Tourism in the Azores

The Rural Tourism in the Azores is increasingly sought after, with the Azores Archipelago consisting of nine fantastic islands where mother nature provides fantastic moments and unique sensations. The perfect wedding 

A Caldeira da Graciosa
A Caldeira da Graciosa
Fotografia de João Leandro

Only in the summer of 2018 there was a growth of 15% in rural tourism in the Azores.

Rural Tourism in the Azores

As we have already mentioned in this article, the Rural Tourism Houses in the Azores are the perfect combination with the other customs, traditions, landscapes among other unique factors of beauty that only find in the Azores.

Find Rural Tourism Houses in all islands of the Archipelago. Explore the list of Rural Accommodation in the Azores>

Moinho
Moinho
Fotografia de Kathy Rita

Casas Açorianas – Association of Rural Tourism of the Azores

The Casas Açorianas project, an Association of Tourism in Rural Areas in the Azores, was created in the sense of – through its associates – to defend the specific interests and guarantee the genuineness of rural tourism in the archipelago.

Through the union of the diverse projects of tourism in rural space in a single Association, it allows the same work for the preservation and dissemination of this type of tourism in what is considered paradise in the Atlantic Ocean.

Whether through public relations and representation of this tourism product as well as its social, economic and environmental involvement.

Annually there are seminars, congresses, among other types of similar events where ideas, studies, among others related to Tourism in Rural Areas in the Azores are shared.

Casas Açorianas - Turismo em Espaço Rural - AçoresThis project also gathers on its website all the Rural Accommodation of its associates, including an online booking center.

In a partnership with byAcores , you can also view on our website the various Casas Açorianas / Rural Accommodation of this Association – which are duly identified with your logo.

You can learn more about the Azores Houses on this link .

If you try to escape the routine and make the most of the direct contact with nature, when you stay in the Azores, tourism in rural areas is a good option to enjoy the Azores!


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