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Handmade and Gourmet Products from the Azores

Certon Kisters lives on the island of Flores in the Azores. Since 2004 he has been working with different Azorean wood varieties, where he combines, with extraordinary detail, a compilation of miniature paintings with Azorean themes. These are beautiful time-consuming pieces that...
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Sunshine Island: The Yellow Island of Santa Maria

Santa Maria is the southernmost island in the Azores archipelago. Known as the “Yellow Island,” Santa Maria is an island recognized for its abundance of sunshine, hence the nickname. This was the first island in the Azores to be discovered and colonized by Portugal in...
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Covid-19 in the Azores and Portugal

On January 12, 2020, The World Health Organization confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in the Hubei province in China, primarily in Wuhan. It was just two weeks prior, on December 31, 2019, that the disease had been reported to the WHO for...

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, then a trip to the Azores is something you must experience. A 90-minute flight from Lisbon or a 5-hour direct flight out of Toronto or Boston through the islands...

The Magical Crater Lakes on Flores Island in the Azores

One of the best-kept secrets still to exist in the Azores is the magnificent crater lakes on Flores island, at the Northern-tip of the archipelago. Here on this little island paradise exists some of the most beautiful flora and pastoral scenes in all of the Azores. It is here...

Cão de Fila de São Miguel: The Azores Cattle Dog

The Cao de Fila de Sao Miguel or otherwise known as the Saint Michael’s cattle dog or the Azores cattle dog is considered a rare breed of dog that originates from the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. The dog’s history and its breed dates back to the 19th century...
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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 essential role in the new world’s history ever since its discovery in the early 15th century. It is here that they say the old world meets the modern world. Terceira has...

A Mulher de Capote: Flavors of the Azores in a Bottle

If someone told you that you could encompass all the flavors of the beautiful Azores islands and capture them in a bottle of sweet liquor, what could you say? Here on the island of Sao Miguel for over 75 years, the Mulher de Capote company has been producing some of the finest...

The Pottery Factory in Sao Miguel Azores: Ceramica Vieira

When exploring the island of Sao Miguel, you can’t help but notice the beautiful signs located on buildings, churches, and street corners made of white and blue mosaic tiles. For over 150 years, a small company has been producing these signs and a wide variety of pottery...

Europe’s Only Green Tea Grown on the Azores Islands

One of the unique things about the Azores islands is that they are the only region in the entire Euro-zone to grow tea commercially and have been doing so since the 19th century. The island of Sao Miguel is extraordinary and unique for its ability to be able to produce tea, which...

Sao Miguel Azores gets a New Casino

The island of Sao Miguel, located in the Mid-Atlantic ocean, has seen a tourism boom in the last five years, which has resulted in many additions to the island’s landscape and skyline. The newest addition to the Ponta Delgada skyline is the Azor Hotel and Casino, which...

RedBull Cliff Diving Competition in the Azores

The RedBull Cliff Diving World Series is an annual event that takes place at some of the top cliff diving locations around the globe. In Europe, the event has gained popularity over the last few years especially in Spain and Portugal. The only region in Portugal to host this...

Melo-Abreu: Especial Beer from Azores

Brewed on the island of Sao Miguel at the Melo Abreu distillery in Ponta Delgada, comes the only commercial beer produced in the Azores. Although Portugal is known for its hot summer days and cold beers “Cerveja” in Portuguese, the Azores’ primary market is...
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Passion Fruit: Maracujá From the Azores Islands

The Portuguese word for passion fruit is ‘Maracuja’. The passion fruit is by far one the most popular fruit produced on the Azores islands. Introduced to the 18th-century region and prized for its sweet tropical taste and unique flavoring in desserts and juices makes...

Cha Gorreana: Europe’s Tea from the Azores

In 1750 the initial trials of tea occurred on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, off the coast of Portugal. They were producing very little tea (10 kg of Black and 8 kg of Green Tea). In 1801, the Azores Governor-General sent to mainland Portugal two tea plant cases, noting...
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Villa Franca Island and City in Sao Miguel

Vila Franca, on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, is the former capital of the island. From its initial discovery until the great earthquake of the 16th century, Villa Franca has played an essential role in Azorean history and culture. Considered one of the most...
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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 are in Europe or North America you can fly with one of the few airlines that has access to fly to the Azores. In North America, only a few cities operate direct flights to the Azores Islands, which...

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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Shopping in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean

A quick 90-minute flight out of Lisbon is all the time it takes to get to Europe’s westernmost island destination. The Azores Islands, an autonomous archipelago of nine islands that belong to Portugal, are home to just over 240,000 residents. These nine islands have been...

The Breathtaking Terra Nostra Garden in Furnas

The Terra Nostra Garden is located in the middle of the small town of Furnas, in the county of Povoacao on the island of Sao Miguel. This is one of the most impressive gardens in the Azores and has a deep history that dates back to the late 1700s. With over 600 varieties of...
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