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Hot Springs and Waterfalls in Sao Miguel Azores

The Azores Islands have some of the most outstanding waterfalls and thermal hot springs in Western Europe. In remote locations throughout the island of Sao Miguel, in gardens and forests that resemble a scene out of Jurassic Park with rare Laurasilva trees are surrounded by...
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Travelling between Islands in the Azores

The nine islands of the Azores are all very unique, filled with endless views of paradise. The islands are divided into three groups and vary in size and population significantly on all the islands. The largest and most populated island in the archipelago is Sao Miguel. From the...
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The Jose do Canto Botanical Garden in Ponta Delgada

The Jose do Canto garden is a beautiful family-owned victorian style botanical garden located in the heart of the capital of Ponta Delgada. This 19th-century garden is right next to the Palace de Santa Ana, the residence of the President of the Azores. A garden started in the...
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Running with the Bulls in the Azores

Terceira, Sao Miguel, and Graciosa islands are well-known for the bullfight by the rope (Touradas á Corda), which occurs every summer in the Azores. This special event is unique to the Azores and has been a tradition practiced since the 16th century. From May to October, there...
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Flying to the Azores Islands from USA or Canada

There has always been a limited number of ways of traveling to the Azores if you were in Europe or North America unless you flew with one of the few airlines that had access to fly in the Azores skies before opening the airspace to other airlines in 2014. In North America, there...
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Festival of The Knights of St. Peter in Sao Miguel

The festival of St. Peter’s knights or otherwise known as “Cavalhadas de Sao Pedro,” is one of the oldest festivals in the Azores and originates in the county of Ribeira Grande in the town of Ribeira Seca. Medieval tournaments inspired them with the region, most...
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Azores Airlines Sata Car Rally in Sao Miguel

The Sata Rallye Açores, known originally as the “Volta à Ilha de São Miguel,” is an international rally racing event based on the Portuguese island of São Miguel Island in the Azores. The Rally now takes the name of Azores Airlines Sata Rally, with Azores...
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Travelling to the Azores Checklist

Suppose you are planning a trip to the Azores islands, first of all, congratulations! These nine islands located in the Mid-Atlantic are a nature lovers paradise. With so much to do and see on these magical islands, it is essential to make the most of your trip with a basic...
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The Marquess Jacome Correia Palace in the Azores

The Marquis Jacome Correia Palace is located in the center of Sao Miguel island’s capital in Ponta Delgada. The palace and elaborate surrounding gardens were built-in 1846 and completed in 1866 by the initiative of the wealthy aristocrat Jose Jacome Correia. The palace was...
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