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The Dirty Secret of The Azores Tourisim Industry

The recent tourism boom in the Azores; a Portuguese archipelago in the mid-Atlantic has seen the once-thriving agriculture sector fall into decline, as more service-based jobs takeover this small island archipelago. Historically a new topic of discussion in the Azores, is the...

The Top 10 Spots to Visit on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

If a holiday on one of the world’s most eco-friendly destinations is something you have on your bucket list, then a trip to the Azores is something you must experience. A 90-minute flight from Lisbon or a 5-hour direct flight out of Toronto or Boston through the islands...

February means Carnival in Sao Miguel Azores

Festivals on the island of Sao Miguel are seldom a solemn event and are filled with good food, great music, and lots of live entertainment. The month of February on the island is no exception. Generally, the main festivals end in October and do not begin again until the spring....

The Magic of the Atlantic Island of Sao Miguel

Most people only recently began hearing about the Azores Islands, and that is because of the recent tourism boom that has hit the region. The Azores, which comprise of nine islands are located in the Mid-Atlantic Ocean; 1500km off the coast of Portugal. These breathtaking islands...
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Europe’s Warmest Winters: The Weather on the Azores Islands

The Portuguese Azores islands are located 1500 km from the European continent with an erratic but comfortable weather pattern that blankets these 9 Portuguese islands. These nine islands are located in the North Atlantic and still have a mild year-round climate since it is...

Ribeira Grande: Nature’s County on Sao Miguel Island

The county of Ribeira Grande is located on the North part of the island and is known as the “Nature’s county.” Not to be mistaken with just the name of the city Ribeira Grande, it also represents the entire county and all the parish communities that encompass...
Compal Sumol Juice Azores Islands Fruits

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...
azores bull running festival on terceira island

Running with the Bulls in the Azores

One of the biggest and largest festivals and tourist attractions to take place in the Azores is the annual bull festival. This festival takes place on the majority of the 9 islands in the months of August and September. The largest event takes place on the island of Terceira....

Festival of The Knights of St. Peter in Sao Miguel

The festival of St. Peter’s knights 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. Medieval tournaments inspired them with the region, most...

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...