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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...
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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...
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Domingos Rebelo: The Picasso of the Azores

Domingos Rebelo was born in Ponta Delgada on December 3, 1891, on Sao Miguel island. The son of José Eduardo Rebelo, a fiscal guard, and Georgina Augusta Pereira Rebelo. The family came from a modest family with limited possessions and four children. The Rebelo family attached...
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A Locals Guide to the Best Food in Sao Miguel Azores

Seafood on the island of Sao Miguel is by far the most popular cuisine with both locals and tourists, due to the outstanding variety and freshness, often caught fresh daily. Many local fishermen go out every day and sell there catches directly to the local restaurants and fish...
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Surfing on Portugal’s Exotic Island of Madeira in the Atlantic

Surfing first started on the Portuguese island of Madeira in the 1970s in the ocean waters off the ocean towns and villages of Jardim do Mar, and Ponta Pequena. Almost every surf spot the amateur surfers found was rocky and rugged. No waves seemed to break under six feet in the...
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The Exotic Island of Madeira

The archipelago of Madeira is located 520 km (280 mi) from the African coast and 1,000 km (540 nautical miles) from the European continent (approximately a one-and-a-half-hour flight from the Portuguese capital of Lisbon) with a population of just over 270,000 people. The island...
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Portugal’s Age of Discovery: The Azores Islands

The discovery of the nine islands, which became known as the Acores or Azores, was not accomplished all at once with many legends behind their existence before the Portuguese colonized them in the 1430s. The first island to be discovered was the small island of Santa Maria on the...
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Summertime Island Hopping on The Azores Islands

If you’re looking for your next bucket-list destination for summer, then look no further then to the 9 Atlantic islands located 90 minutes from Lisbon, known as the Azores islands. The summer here ranges from mid-June until about Mid September. On average, it is between 20...
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The Beautiful Churches on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

Nossa Senhora da Graca church is located in Porto Formoso, Sao Miguel, a small fishing village of 1300 people located on the North Coast of the island. A beautiful church with an outstanding location overlooking the ocean and the town below. The hillside surrounding it is covered...
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