A Complete Guide to Lagoa do Fogo on Sao Miguel Island

At 3 km long and around 2.5 km wide; 'Lagoa de Fogo' is one of the largest bodies of water in all of the 9 islands in the Azores archipelago. The lake which is located in the heart of the island of Sao Miguel where it rests in the central caldera of the Água de … Continue reading A Complete Guide to Lagoa do Fogo on Sao Miguel Island

The Best Books on The Azores From Discovery to 2019

Are you looking for books written by Azorean authors or perhaps about the fascinating history, life and culture of the Azores region and its people? Then you have come to the right place! I found out the hard way that alot of information I was interested in finding out about the Azores was hard to … Continue reading The Best Books on The Azores From Discovery to 2019

The Pristine City of Cascais on the Portuguese Riviera

If you want to experience the Portuguese Riviera then here in the seaside paradise city of Cascais; just west of Lisbon you are bound to find the beauty and magic of this enchanting coastal city. Cascais has a rich history that dates back centuries as a royal retreat of Europe's monarchs in the 19th century; … Continue reading The Pristine City of Cascais on the Portuguese Riviera

The Colorful City of Aveiro on the Portuguese Riviera

The Portuguese seaside city of Aveiro is still one of Portugal's undiscovered gems, located just 60 km south of the city of Porto; this small city of 55,000 residents is one of Portugal's most beautiful cities. Here on what is called the 'silver coast' or the 'Portuguese Venice', you can explore the pristine beaches, unique … Continue reading The Colorful City of Aveiro on the Portuguese Riviera

Basketball Size Hydrangeas on The ‘Blue Island’ in the Azores

The island of Faial is located in the central group of the Azores archipelago, and is part of the "triangle islands", together with São Jorge and the neighbouring Island of Pico which is separated by the Faial Channel; a narrow sea inlet which is about 8 km wide. The Island covers an area of about 172km2, … Continue reading Basketball Size Hydrangeas on The ‘Blue Island’ in the Azores

The Jaw Dropping ‘Hydrangea Islands’ in the Azores

There is something to be said of these 9 isolated islands located in the Mid-Atlantic ocean; an autonomous region that is part of Portugal known as the Azores. Here on these unspoiled islands in the Atlantic, which are all relatively small in size and with a population of just over 240,000 residents are filled with … Continue reading The Jaw Dropping ‘Hydrangea Islands’ in the Azores

The Algar do Carvão Cave On Terceira Island

Terceira island is the 2nd most populated island in the Azores and also the 2nd most visited island in the Azores in terms of tourism. The island of Terceira always hasn't come in 2nd place to Sao Miguel. Here on this enchanted island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean you can discover UNESCO World … Continue reading The Algar do Carvão Cave On Terceira Island

The Top 10 Spots to Visit on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

If a holiday on one of the world's most eco friendly destinations is something you have on your bucket list well then a trip to the Azores is definitely something you must experience. A 90 minute flight from Lisbon or a 5 hour direct flight out of Toronto or Boston through the islands carrier Azores … Continue reading The Top 10 Spots to Visit on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

The Secret to Creating the Perfect Azores Style Garden

One thing you're sure to discover on your trip to the Azores is the abundance of flowers both native and endemic that blanket these picturesque islands landscape. Each of the 9 islands have their own unique beauty and are filled with a wide variety of unique plants, flowers and trees that make this a nature … Continue reading The Secret to Creating the Perfect Azores Style Garden

A UNESCO World Heritage City on the Island of Terceira

The stunning views and unique ecosystems that exist here on the wildly, unique island of Terceira are really something quite special. Here on the island there exists a delicate balance between the unique ecosystems that have existed here since its formation millions of years ago and the local population. The island has been populated for … Continue reading A UNESCO World Heritage City on the Island of Terceira

The Celebration of Easter on the Azores Islands

The celebration of Easter on the Azores islands is filled with an an array of religious celebrations and unique gastronomic traditions that make this one of the brightest times of the Azorean calendar, and one of the funnest too. It is after the rainy season that blankets the winter months here in the Azores that … Continue reading The Celebration of Easter on the Azores Islands

The Azores Economy

The Azores archipelago is an autonomous region of Portugal, located in the North Atlantic ocean, 1 500 km off the coast of mainland Europe (distance from Lisbon). The Azores incompas 9 islands and a small group of islets, which are divided into 3 geographic and political groups. The region has always been an area that … Continue reading The Azores Economy

Portugal’s Best Kept Secret: Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

Discovered in the 15th century by Portuguese navigator Gonçalo Velho Cabral, the Azores islands are an autonomous region of Portugal which are located in the Mid-Atlantic about 1500 km off Portugal's coast. Nine islands in total and all relatively very small in size, here on the largest island in the archipelago Sao Miguel, you can … Continue reading Portugal’s Best Kept Secret: Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

Why the Azores should become a Dark Sky Preserve

Night sky as seen from Sao Miguel Azores 2018 Light pollution is the presence of manmade, artificial light in the night environment. It has been intensified by excessive, misdirected uses of light which has been argued by scientists, that it alters natural earth cycle conditions. As a side-effect of urbanization, light pollution has been associated … Continue reading Why the Azores should become a Dark Sky Preserve

Azores plans to build Spaceport on Santa Maria island

One of the islands in the Azores archipelago, Santa Maria, may soon become a base for launching small satellites, unique in Europe (the spaceport will deal with launching only small satellites, unlike the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana). Currently, companies from eight countries are competing for the right to use the port. Fourteen enterprises from … Continue reading Azores plans to build Spaceport on Santa Maria island

Cloud Forest: The Magic of the Laurisilva Forests in the Azores

Trees, which are an essential component to the lifeblood and survival of our fragile ecosystem here on Earth have always had a dominating effect here on the Azores islands, with the landscape covered with dense forests and green pastures as far as the eye can see. Here in the mid-Atlantic ridge where only a few … Continue reading Cloud Forest: The Magic of the Laurisilva Forests in the Azores

Jose de Melo Tavares and D.Lili of Sao Bras, Azores

Luisa Cristina Da Câmara Falcão Correia Da Silva was born on December 9, 1915 on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. The third daughter of Luisa Borges Do Canto Da Câmara Falcão and Dr. João Correia Da Silva Jr. Luisa was born during a time when her father was a Supreme court judge … Continue reading Jose de Melo Tavares and D.Lili of Sao Bras, Azores

Azores First Families: Laureano Francisco da Câmara Falcão

The 2nd child and first-born son of Manuel José Pinto da Câmara Coutinho and Bernarda Miquelina do Canto Côrte-Real. Laureano was born on September 17, 1804 at "Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Assunção", in Vila Do Porto, Santa Maria, Azores Portugal. He was named after his paternal grandfather who was born at the same family … Continue reading Azores First Families: Laureano Francisco da Câmara Falcão

The Magical Crater Lakes and much more on Flores Island in the Azores

One of the best-kept secrets still to exist in the Azores are the magnificent crater lakes on the small island of Flores at the Northern-tip of the archipelago. Here on this small island paradise exists some of the most beautiful flora and pastoral scenes in all of the Azores. It is here that mother nature … Continue reading The Magical Crater Lakes and much more on Flores Island in the Azores

E.U Economic Boost for the Azores Islands

The Operational Program "Regional Azores 2014-2020" is a multi-fund Program with contributions from the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Funds for the period 2014-2020, covering the outermost region of Azores. The total allocation of the Operational Program comes to EUR 1.4 billion with a financial contribution of EUR 1.1 billion from the European … Continue reading E.U Economic Boost for the Azores Islands