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Azores First Families: Laureano Francisco da Câmara Falcão

The 2nd child and first-born son of Manuel José Pinto da Câmara Coutinho and Bernarda Miquelina do Canto Côrte-Real. Laureano was born on September 17, 1804, at “Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Assunção,” in Vila Do Porto, Santa Maria, Azores Portugal. He was named after...
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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...

A Must Do Family Trip to Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

The island of Sao Miguel also known as the “green island” is a nature lover paradise. The countless outdoor activities offered on land, air, and sea are perfect for you and your family to experience. The nine Azores islands are not just for the seasoned traveler...
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A Locals Guide to the Best Food in Sao Miguel Azores

Seafood on the island of Sao Miguel is by far the most popular cuisine with both locals and tourists, due to the outstanding variety and freshness, often caught fresh daily. Many local fishermen go out every day and sell there catches directly to the local restaurants and fish...
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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...

RedBull Cliff Diving Competition in the Azores

The RedBull Cliff Diving World Series is an annual event that takes place at some of the top cliff diving locations around the globe. In Europe, the event has gained popularity over the last few years especially in Spain and Portugal. The only region in Portugal to host this...

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...

Golfing in the Middle of the Atlantic on Sao Miguel Island

The Azores islands are a golfer’s dream, where on the island of Sao Miguel, there are two of Portugal’s most impressive golf courses. Located within a 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...

The Medieval Festival in Ribeira Grande on Sao Miguel Island

The Azores are known for their countless celebrations and “Festas” that happen 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 Azores’ agricultural capital, in the...