Using Your Cell Phone in the Azores

When travelling to the Azores Islands from the USA, Canada or Europe there are many advantages to using your own cell phone on the islands or purchasing a phone for 20-100 Euros depending on your style of phone and needs required. If you have an UNLOCKED cell phone, when you arrive in the Azores you … Continue reading Using Your Cell Phone in the Azores

Shopping in the Azores: Sao Miguel Island

While the Azores islands are known for their natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes there is another side to these islands 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 islands have … Continue reading Shopping in the Azores: Sao Miguel Island

Sao Miguel’s Secret Island of Vila Franca do Campo

 The once private island of the Gago Da Camara family, this small little island off the coast of Sao Miguel is named after the town that overlooks this small island Vila Franca. Villa Franca was the first capital of Sao Miguel island and therefore of the Azores but after a large earthquake in the 1500's … Continue reading Sao Miguel’s Secret Island of Vila Franca do Campo

Sao Miguel’s Secret Island of Villa Franca do Campo

 The once private island of the Gago Da Camara family, this small little island off the coast of Sao Miguel is named after the town that overlooks this small island Villa Franca. Villa Franca was the first capital of Sao Miguel island and therefore of the Azores but after a large earthquake in the 1500's … Continue reading Sao Miguel’s Secret Island of Villa Franca do Campo

The Da Câmara family of Madeira and the Azores

Joao Gonçalves Zarco was a knight in the court of Prince Henry the Navigator during the Portuguese "Age of Exploration" in the early 1400's. Joao Zarco led the first fleet to make a discovery of uninhibited lands in Europe; fueling the age of exploration that spread through all ocean countries in Europe. In 1418 Zarco … Continue reading The Da Câmara family of Madeira and the Azores

The Medieval Festival in Ribeira Grande on Sao Miguel Island

The Azores are known for their countless celebrations and "Festas" which takes place at various times throughout the year on each of the 9 Portuguese islands. On the island of Sao Miguel; which has always been recognized as the agricultural capital of the Azores, in the county of Ribeira Grande here, they take the meaning … Continue reading The Medieval Festival in Ribeira Grande on Sao Miguel Island