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Using Your Cell Phone in the Azores

When traveling to the Azores Islands from the USA, Canada, or Europe, there are many advantages to using your cell phone on the islands or purchasing a phone for 20-1000 Euros depending on your phone style. If you have an UNLOCKED cell phone, when you arrive in the Azores, you...
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Car Rentals in The Azores on Sao Miguel Island

When traveling to the Azores islands, especially Sao Miguel and Terceira, the largest islands in the archipelago, it is best to have a car to get around the island and make the most of your adventure on these enchanting islands. The island of Sao Miguel might sound small but...
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Azores desserts and food

Traditional Desserts from the Azores Islands

The Donas Amelia’s are a sweet pastry from Terceira island, adapted from a recipe that already existed, known as the “cake of the Indies,” which is also made with similar spices—introduced in 1901 when the Royal visit of Queen Amalia and King Carlos visited the...
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The Best Hotels, Manor Homes and Bed & Breakfasts in Sao Miguel Azores

The Solar do Conde, known as the counts’ manor home is a beloved bed and breakfast amongst tourists for over a decade. This once private family manor home belonged to the old nobility on the island before the monarchy ended in 1910. Here the gardens are perfectly manicured,...
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Shopping in the Azores on Sao Miguel Island

While the Azores islands are known for their natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, there is another side to these islands: it has excellent shopping. Local fashions, handmade natural gifts, and a wide variety of gourmet foods are only some of the unique items to find here...
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Europe’s Historical Tea Plantations and Gardens

The majestic Azores islands are known for their Eco-friendly existence and natural landscapes that blanket these nine islands with views that rival any exotic paradise. The region in the Mid-Atlantic ocean has added unique, exotic vegetation that, due to the fertile soil and...
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Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles Thrive off Azores Coast

The Azores are currently one of the world’s largest whale sanctuaries. Among resident and migrant species, both common and rare, there are more than 26 different types of cetaceans that can be spotted in the waters surrounding the Azores. A remarkable 1,883 marine species have...
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Sao Miguel’s Secret Island of Vila Franca do Campo

The once-private island of the Gago Da Câmara family of Gorreana, this small little islet off the coast of Sao Miguel, is named after the town that overlooks this small island; Vila Franca. Vila Franca was the first capital of Sao Miguel island and therefore, one of the first...
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The Azores Finest Garden in Terra Nostra Park in Furnas

The Terra Nostra park and garden are located in the middle of Furnas’s town in the county of Povoacao on Sao Miguel island. This is one of the most beautiful gardens on the island and has a deep history that dates back to the late 1700s. With over 600 varieties of...
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