A Complete Guide to Lagoa do Fogo on Sao Miguel Island

At 3 km long and around 2.5 km wide; 'Lagoa de Fogo' is one of the largest bodies of water in all of the 9 islands in the Azores archipelago. The lake which is located in the heart of the island of Sao Miguel where it rests in the central caldera of the Água de … Continue reading A Complete Guide to Lagoa do Fogo on Sao Miguel Island

The Top 10 Spots to Visit on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

If a holiday on one of the world's most eco friendly destinations is something you have on your bucket list well then a trip to the Azores is definitely something you must experience. A 90 minute flight from Lisbon or a 5 hour direct flight out of Toronto or Boston through the islands carrier Azores … Continue reading The Top 10 Spots to Visit on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

The Secret to Creating the Perfect Azores Style Garden

One thing you're sure to discover on your trip to the Azores is the abundance of flowers both native and endemic that blanket these picturesque islands landscape. Each of the 9 islands have their own unique beauty and are filled with a wide variety of unique plants, flowers and trees that make this a nature … Continue reading The Secret to Creating the Perfect Azores Style Garden

Jose de Melo Tavares and D.Lili of Sao Bras, Azores

Luisa Cristina Da Câmara Falcão Correia Da Silva was born on December 9, 1915 on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. The third daughter of Luisa Borges Do Canto Da Câmara Falcão and Dr. João Correia Da Silva Jr. Luisa was born during a time when her father was a Supreme court judge … Continue reading Jose de Melo Tavares and D.Lili of Sao Bras, Azores

Azores First Families: Laureano Francisco da Câmara Falcão

The 2nd child and first-born son of Manuel José Pinto da Câmara Coutinho and Bernarda Miquelina do Canto Côrte-Real. Laureano was born on September 17, 1804 at "Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Assunção", in Vila Do Porto, Santa Maria, Azores Portugal. He was named after his paternal grandfather who was born at the same family … Continue reading Azores First Families: Laureano Francisco da Câmara Falcão

What to do on Pico Island in the Azores

The island of Pico is a small mountain island that is just 150 miles north-west of the island of Sao Miguel. The island is known for its volcanic landscape and the unique wines that are produced on this small volcanic island in the Atlantic. The grape vineyards here on Pico were designated a UNESCO world … Continue reading What to do on Pico Island in the Azores

Angra do Heroismo: The Crown Jewel of Portugal

The island of Terceira is one of the most beautiful islands in the Atlantic ocean, and has played an important role in the history of the new world ever since its discovery in the early 15th century. It is here that they say the old world meets the new world! Terceira is the 3rd largest … Continue reading Angra do Heroismo: The Crown Jewel of Portugal

A Must Do Family Trip to Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

The island of Sao Miguel also known as the "green island" is a nature lovers paradise with countless outdoors activities from the land, air and sea available for you and your family to enjoy. The 9 Azores islands are not just for adults or the seasoned traveller anymore but increasingly are becoming the perfect destination … Continue reading A Must Do Family Trip to Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

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 that grace this islands rugged Atlantic coastline. The Azores although … Continue reading The Best Beaches on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

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 and is on average between 20 to 30 degrees celsius give or take … Continue reading Summertime Island Hopping on The Azores Islands

Meals Cooked Deep in the Volcano in São Miguel

A past time for generations on the island of Sao Miguel is the fascinating way they produced their "Cozidho" which is cooked underground in a small wooden barrel that is filled with all the meats, potatoes, sausage, vegetables, cabbage and spices etc. Once it is all package up and sealed tight with the wooden lid … Continue reading Meals Cooked Deep in the Volcano in São Miguel

8 Bucket List Things to do on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

Go for a Hike! The island is filled with close to 100 marked trails throughout the island that give you the opportunity to choose a trail according to your strength. The trails can vary from flat forest paths, to uphill coastal paths and everything in between. This is your time to explore these ancient islands … Continue reading 8 Bucket List Things to do on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

The Antonio Borges Botanical Garden in Sao Miguel Azores

António Borges da Câmara de Medeiros was born in June of 1812 and lived until March of 1879. A member of the aristocratic Da Câmara family of Madeira and a knight of the royal house, Antonio Borges came from one of the most influential families in Portugal. A politician and former Governor of the islands, … Continue reading The Antonio Borges Botanical Garden in Sao Miguel Azores

Cha Gorreana: Europe’s Tea from the Azores

Tea Fields at Cha Gorreana Estate - Sao Miguel - Azores - Portugal In 1750 the initial trials of tea occurred on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores; off the coast of Portugal. Producing very little tea (10 kg of Black and 8 kg of Green Tea). In 1801 the Governor-General of the … Continue reading Cha Gorreana: Europe’s Tea from the Azores

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 Airlines(formerly SATA) being the main sponsor and funder of this … Continue reading Azores Airlines Sata Car Rally in Sao Miguel

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 as well, which is that it has great shopping. Local fashions, handmade natural gifts and a wide variety of gourmet foods are only some of the unique items to find here in the Atlantic. The … Continue reading Shopping in the Azores on Sao Miguel Island

The Sweet Secret to Pineapples in the Azores

On the Azores islands; located in the mid-Atlantic ocean, exists one of Europe's only regions to produce the exotic, aggregate fruit known as the pineapple. On the island of Sao Miguel which in Portugal is referred to as Ilha Verde 'the green island' is home to the continents only pineapple plantations. It is common to … Continue reading The Sweet Secret to Pineapples in the Azores

Surfing on the Volcanic Island of Sao Miguel in the Azores

The nine islands located in the Mid-Atlantic ocean about 850 miles west of Portugal (Europe's westernmost region) is the autonomous region known as the Azores. The Azores are one of Europe's unspoiled and low-key surfing hot spots that has recently been rediscovered as an ideal surfing spot due to the ideal currant and beaches. It … Continue reading Surfing on the Volcanic Island of Sao Miguel in the Azores