Azoreans like to make a fuss of their children, so yours will be welcome wherever you go – and with wild dolphins, waterfalls, caves and fun, easy cycling routes to discover, there’s more than enough to keep little ones entertained.
This is not a place for diehard resort lovers. The few sandy beaches on these volcanic islands are wild, natural and definitely not lined with ice cream shops and arcades. But some have good surfing and rockpooling, and at others, your family can take a coastal dip with the local kids in seawater swimming pools, some of which have toilets close by. Inland, you could swim in a forest pool fringed with ferns or relax in a geothermal pool in a botanical garden.