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 Fund for the period 2014-2020, covering the outermost region of Azores. The total allocation of the Operational Program comes to EUR 1.4 billion with a financial contribution of EUR 1.1 billion from the European … Continue reading E.U Economic Boost for the Azores Islands

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 region to grow tea commercially, and have been doing so since the 19th century. The island of Sao Miguel is very special and unique for its ability to be able to produce tea which normally … Continue reading Europe’s Only Green Tea Grown on the Azores Islands

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 locals and tourists due to their outstanding variety, freshness; often caught fresh daily and sold directly to the local restaurants and high quality fish that exists in the North Atlantic.The Azores waters are located in the North Atlantic which allows … Continue reading A Locals Guide to the Best Food in Sao Miguel Azores

RedBull Cliff Diving Competition in the Azores

Established in 2009, The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is an annual event that takes place at various of the world's top cliff diving locations, with the only location in Portugal to host this international event for the series is on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, most notably the region of … Continue reading RedBull Cliff Diving Competition in the Azores

The White Sand Beaches of Santa Maria Island in the Azores

The island of Santa Maria was the first island in the Azores to be discovered and colonized and is located in the southern most region of the archipelago. Santa Maria has a lot of history that dates back to the initial Age of Discovery in Europe, being an important strategic island in the north Atlantic … Continue reading The White Sand Beaches of Santa Maria Island in the Azores

Passion Fruit: Maracuj√° 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 region in the 18th century and prized for it's sweet tropical taste and unique flavoring in desserts and juices makes this unique fruit produced in the Azores one … Continue reading Passion Fruit: Maracuj√° From the Azores Islands