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The Best Beaches on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

The largest island in the Azores archipelago, Sao Miguel is home to 140,000 residents and is approximately 1500 km from mainland Europe. Here on this nature lovers paradise, you have the option of exploring a wide variety of picturesque landscapes and unique lava stone beaches...

The Pottery Factory in Sao Miguel Azores: Ceramica Vieira

When exploring the island of Sao Miguel, you can’t help but notice the beautiful signs located on buildings, churches, and street corners made of white and blue mosaic tiles. For over 150 years, a small company has been producing these signs and a wide variety of pottery...

President Nixon’s Trip to the Azores

                                          An Excerpt from The New Yorker Magazine, January 1, 1972 P. 54 The article tells us about the recent meeting between President Nixon & President Pompidou of France on Terceira Island in the Azores. “The historic Azores Agreement...

Europe’s Only Green Tea Grown on the Azores Islands

One of the unique things about the Azores islands is that they are the only region in the entire Euro-zone to grow tea commercially and have been doing so since the 19th century. The island of Sao Miguel is extraordinary and unique for its ability to be able to produce tea, which...
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Cruise Excursions in Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel Island

The island of Sao Miguel in the Mid-Atlantic ocean is hundreds of miles away from mainland Europe with the other eight islands all within a short flight away. Sao Miguel is the largest island of the Portuguese islands known as the Azores. Discovered in the early 15th century, the...
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Fun things to do in the Azores

These magical nine islands off the coast of Portugal are a nature lovers paradise filled with activities on the land, sea, and even in the air! Here you can experience mother nature and all her glory with countless unique outdoor excursions to keep you busy and create fun-filled...

Fishing in the Azores on Sao Miguel Island

The island of Sao Miguel is an island filled with history and culture, especially from the sea. The ocean’s critical role on the island has always affected the local people and their superstitions. They say when you live on an island, you either thrive or survive. The...