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

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

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

Wines Produced in the Azores

The magical Azores islands, are a nature filled paradise with agricultural being the primary economic sector of the region for centuries. The production of top quality, natural products has been increasingly receiving more international attention due to the fact that the mineral rich volcanic soil and fair gulf stream breezes which makes this an ideal … Continue reading Wines Produced 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

Sete Cidades: The Blue & Green Lakes in Sao Miguel

The name Sete Cidades is said to have originated from the 7 craters on the island which resulted from volcanic eruptions millions of years past and which gave way to the Verde, Azul, Rasa, Santiago, Caldeiras Secas and Alferes lakes that now exist in the area. "Lagoon of the Seven Cities" known in Portuguese as … Continue reading Sete Cidades: The Blue & Green Lakes in Sao Miguel

Passion Fruit: Maracujá 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 its sweet tropical taste and unique flavoring in desserts and juices makes this unique fruit produced in the Azores one … Continue reading Passion Fruit: Maracujá From the Azores Islands

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

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

Golfing in the middle of the Atlantic: Sao Miguel Island

The Azores islands are a golfers dream; where on the island of Sao Miguel there are two of Europe's most beautiful golf courses. Located just a short 4 hour direct flight out of Boston or a 5 hour direct flight out of Toronto, the island of Sao Miguel is known as the "Green Island" for … Continue reading Golfing in the middle of the Atlantic: Sao Miguel Island

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

Villa Franca Island and City in Sao Miguel

Vila Franca on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, is the former capital of the island. From its initial discovery until the great earthquake of the 16th century, Villa Franca has always played an important role in Azorean history and culture. Considered one of the most eye catching regions in the Azores, this … Continue reading Villa Franca Island and City in Sao Miguel

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

Travelling between Islands in the Azores

The 9 islands of the Azores are all very unique filled with endless views of paradise. The islands are divided into 3 groups and vary in size and population significantly on all the islands. The largest and most populated island in the archipelago is Sao Miguel where from the capital, Ponta Delgada you can reach … Continue reading Travelling between Islands in the Azores

Jose do Canto Botanical Garden in Ponta Delgada

The Jose do Canto garden is a beautiful family owned victorian style botanical garden located in the heart of the capital of Ponta Delgada; right next to the Palace de Santa Ana, the residence of the President of the Azores. A garden started in the 19th century by the wealthy landowner and aristocrat Jose do … Continue reading Jose do Canto Botanical Garden in Ponta Delgada

Running with the Bulls in the Azores

Terceira, Sao Miguel and Graciosa islands are well-known for the bullfight by the rope (Touradas á corda) which takes place every summer in the Azores. This very special event is unique to the Azores, and has been a tradition practiced since the 16th century. From May to October there will be about 250 events in … Continue reading Running with the Bulls in the Azores

Azores Airlines Sata Car Rally in Sao Miguel

The Sata Rallye Açores, known originally as the "Volta à Ilha de São Miguel" is an international rally racing event based on the Portuguese island of São Miguel Island in the Azores. The Rally now takes the name of Azores Airlines Sata Rally, with Azores Airlines(formerly SATA) being the main sponsor and funder of this … Continue reading Azores Airlines Sata Car Rally in Sao Miguel