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Super-Fruits Grown on the Azores Islands

Did you know that Guavas have a unique nutritional profile? Eating just one ounce (28 grams) of guava will give you 107% of the RDI of vitamin C. Guavas are also rich in fiber, folate, vitamin A, potassium, and copper manganese. The antioxidants in guavas have been shown to...
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The Macaronesia Islands of the Atlantic

The Macaronesia islands are a collection of four archipelagos in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Europe and Africa. Each archipelago is made up of several Atlantic oceanic islands formed by seamounts on the ocean floor with summits above the ocean’s surface. The...

How to Grow Azores Blue and Pink Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas can be a beautiful source of elegant flowers that can bloom for a long time if placed in the right spot. They require adequate sunlight and watering to bloom appropriately and can be grown in various climates, from temperate to tropical. In warmer southern areas, a...

The Best Books on The Azores From Discovery to 2019

Are you looking for books written by Azorean authors or perhaps about the fascinating history, life, and culture of the Azores region and its people? Then you have come to the right place! I found out that a lot of information I was interested in finding out about the Azores was...

The Jaw Dropping ‘Hydrangea Islands’ in the Azores

There is something to be said of these nine isolated islands located in the Mid-Atlantic ocean, an autonomous region that is part of Portugal known as the Azores. Here on these unspoiled islands in the Atlantic, which are all relatively small in size and with a population of just...

Cloud Forest: The Magic of the Laurisilva Forests in the Azores

Trees, which are an essential component to the lifeblood and survival of our fragile ecosystem here on Earth have always had a dominating effect here on the Azores islands, with the landscape covered with dense forests and green pastures as far as the eye can see. Here in the...

Camellias are Thriving on the Portuguese Island of Sao Miguel

With its maritime contacts in the 17th century, Portugal introduced this native plant from China and Japan to the region of the Azores, where today there are over 600 varieties of camellias. The camellias in the Azores have been here for hundreds of years, with many people...

The Abundance of Hydrangeas on the Azores Islands

The Azores islands are 9 exotic islands, located in the mid-Atlantic ocean which have a delicate, narrow weather pattern. The islands are known for their unique flora and fauna which extends far past the endemic plants of the island. Introduced here in the 17th century, the...

Nature Reserve’s on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

Nature Reserve & Recreation Park of Viveiro do Nordeste This is a great garden lovers reserve with proximity to Nordeste’s historical center with pleasant picnic areas and traditional wood ovens, making this park an attractive choice for many visitors. Right at the...

What to See and Do in Furnas on Sao Miguel Island

Furnas, a small volcanic town on the island of Sao Miguel is by far one of the most unusual and beautiful spots in all of the Azores. This is an ideal location to visit and indulge in the vast amount of unique flora and fauna that represent the Azorean region. The various...

Germans make up the majority of tourists to the Azores

Air Berlin, one of Germany’s most popular carriers has been flying to the island of Sao Miguel for a few years now and has begun service to Terceira island as of 2017. The existing weekly summer service to the archipelago’s capital, Ponta Delgada, will be expanded by an...

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...

The Captivating Lakes on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

The island of Sao Miguel, although volcanic in origin, has many craters that have formed into lagoons and freshwater lakes that adorn this magical island in the Atlantic. The many lakes on the island of Sao Miguel all have a unique charm and vary in landscape and flora. They all...
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Bird Watching on the Azores Islands

Raising from the Atlantic ocean, 1500 km from mainland Europe are nine magical islands known as the Azores. The seas surrounding these beautiful islands are home to a fantastic variety of marine life, such as dolphins, whales, and sea turtles. At the same time, flocks of birds...

Guide to Fruits, Flowers and Trees Grown in the Azores

Welcome to Paradise! Located a short two-hour flight from mainland Europe these nine islands are one of the most beautiful island destinations. Their old-world charm and natural beauty add to the unique character that each one of these islands has. The Azores are famous for their...

What is Winter like in the Azores?

The 9 Azores Islands located in the Mid-Atlantic ocean are an oasis of flora and fauna that amazes the senses. The weather patterns in the Azores are very erratic, and sometimes heavy rain on the island can cause short-term flooding, or sometimes even landslides have occurred....
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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 18th-century region and prized for its sweet tropical taste and unique flavoring in desserts and juices makes...

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 Portugal’s most influential families. A politician and...
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