Flores is a compact island residing in the western part of the Azores group in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. It is clustered with the nearby tiny island of Corvo and is the westernmost island in the Azores. The island was settled by Portugal beginning in the middle of the 15th century. Nowadays this gorgeous island hosts numerous visitors year-round who come to partake in a unique ocean paradise brimming with exotic flora and fauna and boasting unique volcanic lakes that dot the interior plain.
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One key to Flores’ popularity is the mild climate that is in play year-round. Winters stay well above freezing, requiring only a light jacket, and summers are warm and only rarely approach hot temperatures. Rain is frequent throughout the year with the winter months being wetter in general.
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Airlines that fly to Flores Airport
Flores is a small airline and thus is serviced only by Sata Air Azores, an airline based in Ponta Delgada. This airline serves passengers, cargo and even mail throughout the Azores. Flights come into Flores from Corvo, Horta, Terceira and Ponta Delgada itself.
What to expect when arriving at Flores Airport
The city is within walking distance from the airport. Taxis and car rentals are available to take you to your final destination. Use Skyscanner’s car rental search for an easy way to browse through the options available to you at Flores Airport. Our robust selection of filters lets you isolate cars suited for your needs.
Facilities at Flores Airport
Flores airport itself is small with few features, but thanks to its small size travelers can get in and out quickly. The airport does have a well-designed website viewable on your mobile phone that has up-to-date information for visitors.
What to see and do in Flores
Beautiful Flores has much to offer travelers looking to experience the outdoors. The Flores Museum is a gorgeous white and gold building with a selection of artifacts sure to delight history buffs. The countryside hosts a number of picturesque towns such as Faja Grande, Lajedo and Lomba. Check out the Poco do Bacalhao Falls, a petite waterfall that trickles merrily into a small lake perfect for a quick dip. There are also numerous beaches, cliffs and lakes that are quite inviting for fans of natural beauty.
There is also the local cuisine to partake in. Many seafood dishes unique to the Azores are commonly served here, such as lobster, crab and barnacles. There is also a local cheese and butter with a delectable taste.
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