Europe’s Warmest Winters: The Weather on the Azores Islands

The Portugese Azores islands are located 1500 km from the European continent with an erratic but comfortable weather pattern that blankets these 9 Portuguese islands. The fact that these 9 islands are located in the North Atlantic and still have a mild year round climate is due to the fact that it is effected by … Continue reading Europe’s Warmest Winters: The Weather on the Azores Islands

An Enchanting Prehistoric Forest in the Azores: Sao Miguel Island

The Azores are lush, green islands situated in an isolated spot of the Atlantic Ocean, where temperatures are mild and change little from season to season. Renowned for their thermal springs, crater lakes, exotic vegetation, and unique grottoes that have resulted from ongoing volcanic activity, these islands hold many special elements of a delicate Eco-system.The … Continue reading An Enchanting Prehistoric Forest in the Azores: Sao Miguel Island

Bird Watching on the Azores Islands

Raising from the Atlantic ocean, 1500 km from mainland Europe are a group of 9 magical islands known as the Azores. The seas surrounding these beautiful islands are home to an amazing variety of marine life, such as dolphins, whales and sea turtles while flocks of birds adorn the coastlines and enchanting forests of these … Continue reading Bird Watching on the Azores Islands

A Mulher de Capote: Flavors of the Azores in a Bottle

If someone told you that you could encompass all the flavors of the beautiful Azores islands and capture them in a bottle of sweet liquor what could you say? Here on the island of Sao Miguel for over 75 years the Mulher de Capote company has been producing some of the finest regional flavored liquors … Continue reading A Mulher de Capote: Flavors of the Azores in a Bottle

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

The Pottery Factory in Sao Miguel Azores: Ceramica Vieira

When exploring the island of Sao Miguel, you cant help but notice the beautiful signs located on buildings, churches and street corners made of white and blue mosaic tiles. For over 150 years there has been a small company that has been producing these signs and a wide variety of pottery and dinnerware all locally … Continue reading The Pottery Factory in Sao Miguel Azores: Ceramica Vieira

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

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 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

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