Our island is a travel agency and tour company in the Azores. Therefore, we stand for a responsible tourism in line with the search for sustainability. Likewise, we offer authentic and immersive experiences with local guides. Our tours and retreats are private and we focus in Culture, Nature, and Sport. We provide unique sharing moments through our wide cultural knowledge, enriching your stay in the Azores. Our enthusiasm to explore the charming beauties of the Azores is contagious. Furthermore, You will be welcomed by attentive hosts, who constantly care about your well-being. Therefore, we are committed to deliver a relaxed and fun holiday experience.
Your shoes in our steps
Our Island was born out of the desire of three friends to do what they know best: to share their experiences with people from all over the globe.
Luís is 35 years old and was born in Faial island. He grew up surrounded by sea stories told by his grandfather. Who was a whaler from Pico island. This was how Luís fell in love with everything about the sea and its stories. After he graduated in cinema, he returned home to make a documentary about the azorean whalers. He is crazy about outdoor sports: running, cycling, swimming and rowing. Hence, he is a natural-born nature adventurer. Luís is a professional guide in the Triangle islands since 2013. And his greatest satisfaction is to share all his knowledge. About this little rock in the middle of the Atlantic that he calls home.
Rita is 31 years old and was born in Oporto. After studying cinema, she met the Azores when she came here to shoot a film. Rita is a dreamer, eager to learn everything there’s to learn and to visit different places. She has lived in many countries around the world and, although she loves to travel and see new places, it’s on the Triangle islands that she feels at home. She describes the islands as a magical corner of the world that is imperative to visit. But she doesn’t hide that Pico is her island of choice. Each time she steps on that volcanic soil, she realises how lucky she is for fate bringing her here. For her, the light of the islands is unlike anything you’ve ever seen and she is always ready to catch those moments with her camera.
Pedro is also from Faial. He is a 33 years old boy, who is always in a good mood and has a huge heart. His skills are endless: he’s a sailor, a fine cook, a photographer, a builder of wooden houses, a garden designer, an antiques collector, and, above all, an unparalleled host. Early on he developed his sailor skills by taking the Maritime-tourism Operator certification. Since then, he has sailed and crossed oceans. However, his passion for the nature and the culture of the Azores has always made him come back home, returning with untold stories of his adventures.
What makes this triangle special is the proximity of the islands, which are just a stone's throw away from one another
The Azorean Triangle islands of Faial, Pico and São Jorge are located in the Archipelago of the Azores, in it’s central group. Faial, was home to the latest surface volcanic eruption in the Azores, vulcão dos Capelinhos, in 1957. In Pico, you can find the most imposing mountain of Portugal, dominating the landscape. In São Jorge, there are more than 80 Fajãs along its coastline. Crossing the sea between these islands and finding out what distinguishes them is essential to uncover the magic of the triangle. The adaptation of men to these islands gave rise to a History full of adventure, ingenuity and courage. Their isolation and natural harsh conditions led to the development of a very particular culture at each site.
The marina da Horta in Faial has become a reference for sailors crossing the Atlantic. Due to the beautiful bay of Horta, that encloses the most sheltered harbour in the Azores. In Pico, the monks, who were among the first to inhabit the island, saw in the arid and unproductive basaltic landscape an opportunity to grow vineyards. Hence, creating a wide array of unique wines, such as the Verdelho do Pico. And also embellishing the landscape by building thousands of small basalt walls to protect the vineyards from the sometimes harsh weather conditions. In São Jorge, due to the high altitude of the island, the Fajãs – small sea level flat areas located at the feet of the island’s high cliffs – became a haven to escape from the winter storms. Due to the mild climate of the Fajãs, families moved there to farm the land and to shelter the livestock during winter.
Today, ferry boats, new roads and airlines allow us to easily reach the Triangle islands and explore their cultural and natural heritage.