Hosting an Event in the Azores: Sao Miguel

The Azores are the perfect place in between North America and Europe to host any sort of event you may desire. The high quality of food and beautiful flora and fauna add an element of class and magic to your special event. The 9 islands all have a diffrent element of beauty and charm but … Continue reading Hosting an Event in the Azores: Sao Miguel

Top Things to Do in Sao Miguel 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 Top Things to Do in Sao Miguel Azores

The Festival of Senhor Santo Cristo in Ponta Delgada

The Festival of Senhor Santo Cristo also known in English as the Feast of the Holy Christ is the largest celebration in the Azores islands. A religious celebration that takes place on the 5th Sunday after Easter on the island of Sao Miguel, with the large procession taking place through the main streets of Ponta … Continue reading The Festival of Senhor Santo Cristo in Ponta Delgada

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 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, Antonio … Continue reading The Antonio Borges Botanical Garden in Sao Miguel Azores

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

Car Rentals in The Azores: Sao Miguel Island

When travelling 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 experience on these magical islands . The island of Sao Miguel might sound small but getting around on the island … Continue reading Car Rentals in The Azores: Sao Miguel Island

The Best Hotels, Manor Homes and Bed & Breakfasts in Sao Miguel Azores

The Solar do Conde, known as the counts manor home is a favorite bed and breakfast amongst travellers for over a decade. This once private family manor home belonged to the old nobility on the island before the monarchy ended in 1910. Here the gardens are perfectly manicured, with a friendly multilingual staff eager to … Continue reading The Best Hotels, Manor Homes and Bed & Breakfasts in Sao Miguel 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

Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles Thrive off Azores Coast

The Azores are currently one of the world’s largest whale sanctuaries. Among resident and migrant species, both common and rare there are more than 26 different types of cetaceans that can be spotted in the waters surrounding the Azores. A remarkable 1,883 marine species have been identified in the Azores so far, with five of … Continue reading Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles Thrive off Azores Coast

The Sweet Secret to Pineapples in the Azores

Most people when they associate the cultivation of pineapples associate it as grown in a tropical region with white sandy beaches, with palm trees swaying under a blood orange sunset. Although some of those may be the case for most pineapple production; its history in the Azores is slightly different with the cultivation being done … Continue reading The Sweet Secret to Pineapples in the Azores