Head for Furnas, on the island of Sao Miguel for hot-springs and thermal mud baths. Horse-riding, sailing, diving, surfing, canyoning and golfing are all also at hand. And there are ace whale and birdwatching opportunities. Try to avoid going in February, when it’s more likely to rain.
Price: Sunvil Discovery (020 8568 4499) offers seven nights on Sao Miguel (the main island) from £430 per person, based on a family of four sharing.