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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 is 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...
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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...
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Happy Cows: Milk from the Azores Islands

Living in the rhythm of nature, the cows on the island of Sao Miguel live the life every cow dreams of. The fresh meadows, natural springs, and endless green pastures make it an ideal location to produce some of the best dairies in the country. The island of Sao Miguel is known...
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Camellias are Thriving on the Portuguese Island of Sao Miguel

Portugal with its maritime contacts in the 17th century introduced this native plant from China and Japan to the region of the Azores, where today there exists over 600 varieties of camellias. The camellias that exist in the Azores have been there for hundreds of years, with many...
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Blueberries: A Potential High Return Investment for the Azores Economy

The Azores islands, located in the mid-Atlantic ocean provide a unique, narrow climate that ranges from 15 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees annually. The winter months in the Azores do not receive snow or frost, however, it tends to rain more during this season which makes...
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The Abundance of Hydrangeas on the Azores Islands

The Azores islands are 9 exotic islands, located in the mid-Atlantic ocean which have a delicate, narrow weather pattern. The islands are known for their unique flora and fauna which extends far past the endemic plants of the island. Introduced here in the 17th century, the...
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Banking in the Azores for American & Canadian Cardholders

One of the first things people wonder when traveling to the Azores islands is whether they will be able to use their bank cards from the United States or Canada. The answer is yes! The Azores have modernized over the last decade and is not the small group of islands that only...
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Nature Reserve’s on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

Nature Reserve & Recreation Park of Viveiro do Nordeste This is a great garden lovers reserve with its proximity to the historical center of Nordeste with pleasant picnic areas and traditional wood ovens, make this park an attractive choice for many visitors. Right at the...
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What to See and Do in Furnas on Sao Miguel Island

Furnas, a small volcanic town on the island of Sao Miguel is by far one of the most unusual and beautiful spots in all of the Azores. This is an ideal location to visit and indulge in the vast amount of unique flora and fauna that represent the Azorean region. The various...
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