Edited by Ross Dowling and David Newsome
Chapter 24: Geotourism in the Azores UNESCO Global Geopark, Portugal
With the motto ‘nine islands – one geopark’, the Azores archipelago in Portugal presents a geodiversity closely linked to the dynamics of planet Earth. In particular it illustrates the volcanism and geotectonics of the North Atlantic making this territory a natural laboratory of volcanic geodiversity. The region is a UNESCO Global Geopark in recognition of its geological heritage as well as its people’s cultural traditions. Geotourism is one of the most captivating tourism products in the archipelago and the only one to have a priority tourism product developed across the nine islands. It offers a range of activities focused on discovery and exploration of the archipelago’s geodiversity and geological heritage. Beyond this geoheritage, there is a rich biodiversity to explore as well as architectural, cultural, ethnographic and intangible heritages. The Azores archipelago is one of only two regions in the world that has all four UNESCO designations.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.