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Azores Wooden Dutch Holland Shoes

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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Super-Fruits Grown on the Azores Islands

Did you know that Guavas have a unique nutritional profile? Eating just one ounce (28 grams) of guava will give you 107% of the RDI of vitamin C. Guavas are also rich in fiber, folate, vitamin A, potassium, and copper manganese. The antioxidants in guavas have been shown to...
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Corvo ‘The Black Island’ is Portugal’s Most Isolated Region

Corvo Island, which translates to the land of the crow, is the northernmost region in the Azores archipelago. This small island of 7km long by 4km wide is the most isolated region in Portugal. Corvo has a population of just under 500 residents. People who are from Corvo like to...
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Europe’s Coffee Growing Island in the Azores

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a short four-hour flight from Boston is the location of nine volcanic islands known as the Azores. Enchanting green lush pastures, giant volcanic craters now picturesque lakes, steaming natural hot springs that exhale out from the earth, blue...
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The Macaronesia Islands of the Atlantic

The Macaronesia islands are a collection of four archipelagos in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Europe and Africa. Each archipelago is made up of several Atlantic oceanic islands formed by seamounts on the ocean floor with summits above the ocean’s surface. The...
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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...
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The Various Types of Windmills in the Azores

Like so many aspects of the Azores Islands, although they are similar in numerous ways, there are apparent differences between them. One is the varying types of windmills that exist on the nine islands in the archipelago. It is fascinating to take a closer look at the variations...

The Abundance of Hydrangeas on the Azores Islands

The Azores islands are 9 exotic islands, located in the mid-Atlantic ocean which have a delicate, narrow weather pattern. The islands are known for their unique flora and fauna which extends far past the endemic plants of the island. Introduced here in the 17th century, the...
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Hiking above the Clouds on Pico Island

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 produced on this small volcanic island in the Atlantic. The grape vineyards here on Pico were...
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The History of the Azores Islands

The history of the Azores islands and their discovery is an interesting and often conflicted series of events that reflects on the current Azorean diaspora. The nine islands knowns as the Azores or Açores (Portuguese) were discovered officially in the 15th century. Goncalo Velho...

Guide to Fruits, Flowers and Trees Grown in the Azores

Welcome to Paradise! Located a short two-hour flight from mainland Europe these nine islands are one of the most beautiful island destinations. Their old-world charm and natural beauty add to the unique character that each one of these islands has. The Azores are famous for their...

Star Gazing in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean

The nine majestic islands known as the Azores or Açores in Portuguese are located 850 nautical miles off Portugal’s coast. These nine islands and the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo have belonged to Portugal since their discovery by Portuguese explorers in the 15th...
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Sumol & Compal: The Best Juices From Portugal

Sumol + Compal S.A. is a Portuguese food and beverage company specializing in soft drink production and bottling. The company’s principal activities are the manufacturing, marketing, bottling, selling, exporting, and distributing various types of beverages, such as soft...

Wines Produced in the Azores

The magical Azores islands are a nature-filled paradise, with agriculture being the region’s primary economic sector for centuries. The production of top quality, natural products have been increasingly receiving more international attention since the mineral-rich volcanic...

Visiting the Azores Islands by Ferry

The nine islands of the Azores are all very unique and are filled with endless views of paradise. The islands are divided into three groups and vary in size and population significantly on all the islands. The largest and most populated island in the archipelago is Sao Miguel....
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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...

Travelling to the Azores Checklist

Suppose you are planning a trip to the Azores islands, first of all, congratulations! These nine islands located in the Mid-Atlantic are a nature lovers paradise. With so much to do and see on these magical islands, it is essential to make the most of your trip with a basic...

Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles Thrive off Azores Coast

The nine Macaronesian islands that make up the Azores archipelago are located in the mid-Atlantic ocean, 1500km off Portugal’s coast. The maritime waters surrounding the Azores islands are currently home to one of the world’s largest whale sanctuaries. More than 26...