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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 well then a trip to the Azores is definitely something you must experience. A 90-minute flight from Lisbon or a 5-hour direct flight out of Toronto or Boston through...

Blueberries: A Potential High Return Investment for the Azores Economy

The Azores islands, located in the mid-Atlantic ocean provide a unique, narrow climate that ranges from 15 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees annually. The winter months in the Azores do not receive snow or frost, however, it tends to rain more during this season which makes...

10 Amazing Facts about Portugal

Portugal is the oldest nation-state in Europe! Portugal has maintained its original borders since 1139, making it the oldest country in Europe. To put that in a bit of perspective, Lisbon has been around four centuries longer than Rome. Portugal’s western European coastline...

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 with countless outdoor activities from the land, air, and sea available for you and your family to enjoy. The 9 Azores islands are not just for adults or the seasoned traveler anymore...

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. A lot of local fishermen go out daily and sell there catches directly to the local restaurants and fish...

Meals Cooked Deep in the Volcano in São Miguel

A past-time for generations on the island of Sao Miguel is the fascinating way they produced their “Cozidho” which is cooked underground in a small wooden barrel that is filled with all the meats, potatoes, sausage, vegetables, cabbage, and spices, etc. Once it is all...

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...

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...

The Sweet Secret to Pineapples in the Azores

On the Azores islands; located in the mid-Atlantic ocean, exists one of Europe’s only regions to produce the exotic, aggregate fruit known as the pineapple. On the island of Sao Miguel which in Portugal is referred to as Ilha Verde, ‘the green island’ is home to...