The Best Beaches on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

The largest island in the Azores archipelago; Sao Miguel is home to 140,000 residents and is approximately 1500 km from mainland Europe. Here on this nature lovers paradise you have the option of exploring a wide variety of picturesque landscapes and unique lava stone beaches that grace this islands rugged Atlantic coastline. The Azores although … Continue reading The Best Beaches on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

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

Summertime Island Hopping on The Azores Islands

If you're looking for your next bucket list destination for summer then look no further then to the 9 Atlantic islands located 90 minutes from Lisbon known as the Azores islands. The summer here ranges from mid June until about Mid September and is on average between 20 to 30 degrees celsius give or take … Continue reading Summertime Island Hopping on The Azores Islands

8 Bucket List Things to do on Sao Miguel Island in the 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 8 Bucket List Things to do on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

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 main market in the Azores is dominated by local brews Especial by Melo Abreu and … Continue reading Melo-Abreu: Especial Beer from Azores

Romeiros of Sao Miguel: A Pilgrimage of Faith

The tradition of the march of the Romeiros is one that dates back to the 16th century in the Azores and has been a tradition that has been followed by faithful followers every year for centuries on the island of Sao Miguel. It began when a large earthquake took place in the 16th century, causing … Continue reading Romeiros of Sao Miguel: A Pilgrimage of Faith

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

Hot Springs and Waterfalls in Sao Miguel Azores

The Azores Islands have some of the most outstanding waterfalls and thermal hot springs in all of Western Europe. In remote locations throughout the island of Sao Miguel, in gardens and forests that resemble a scene out of Jurassic Park with rare Laurasilva trees are surrounded by exotic flowers. I have chosen to focus on … Continue reading Hot Springs and Waterfalls in Sao Miguel Azores

Festival of The Knights of St. Peter in Sao Miguel

The festival of the knights of St. Peter or otherwise known as "Cavalhadas de Sao Pedro" is one of the oldest festivals in the Azores and originates in the county of Ribeira Grande in the town of Ribeira Seca. Inspired by medieval tournaments with the knights of the region; most notably the Counts of Ribeira … Continue reading Festival of The Knights of St. Peter in Sao Miguel

Shopping in the Azores on Sao Miguel Island

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

Sao Miguel Azores: The Green Island

To discover the island of Sao Miguel is to discover the essence of nature and wonder. The exuberant landscapes that blanket this beautiful paradise from mountain high cliffs to deep valleys of fertile vegetation is breathtaking. The location of Sao Miguel in the north Atlantic, hundreds of miles away from industrial pollution with a soft … Continue reading Sao Miguel Azores: The Green Island

Surfing on the Volcanic Island of Sao Miguel in the Azores

The nine islands located in the Mid-Atlantic ocean about 850 miles west of Portugal (Europe's westernmost region) is the autonomous region known as the Azores. The Azores are one of Europe's unspoiled and low-key surfing hot spots that has recently been rediscovered as an ideal surfing spot due to the ideal currant and beaches. It … Continue reading Surfing on the Volcanic Island of Sao Miguel in 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