Find out why the Azores are a sustainable tourist destination

Find out why the Azores are a sustainable tourist destination


The Azores are one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Its lush nature, fascinating landscapes, cuisine, and kind people make its visitors return home with a full heart.

But the Azores are also the first archipelago in the world to achieve an international certification of sustainable destination under the EarthCheck Sustainable Destination program. The certification was awarded during the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Conference on Terceira Island.

Its several natural, historical and cultural resources that make this archipelago a unique place, with almost 25% of its territory classified as a Protected Area, managed by the Natural Parks on each island, has been the subject of continuous work.

Initiatives that lead to its protection and preservation have been privileged, which has led to the development of sustainability policies such as:

  • Nature conservation and biodiversity protection;
  • Energy production and management;
  • Management and inspection of noise, air quality, waste and water;
  • Environmental education and promotion;
  • Valorization of local products, Azorean heritage and culture.

Whenever we travel, we inevitably impact the environment, society and the economy of the destination in our interactions. So that this destination of excellence remains exactly as you kept it in your memory, check out our tips here, here, here and here.

The SATA Group joins this mission as one of the subscribers of the Sustainability Charter of the Azores.

Fly with us to the Azores! It will be an honor to take you to these magical islands.


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