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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...
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Angra do Heroismo: The Crown Jewel of Portugal

The island of Terceira is one of the most beautiful islands in the Atlantic ocean and has played an essential role in the new world’s history ever since its discovery in the early 15th century. It is here that they say the old world meets the modern world. Terceira has...

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...

Star Gazing in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean

The nine majestic islands known as the Azores or Açores in Portuguese are located 850 nautical miles off Portugal’s coast. These nine islands and the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo have belonged to Portugal since their discovery by Portuguese explorers in the 15th...

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...

Hot Springs and Waterfalls in Sao Miguel Azores

The Azores Islands have some of the most outstanding waterfalls and thermal hot springs in Western Europe. In remote locations throughout the island of Sao Miguel, in gardens and forests that resemble a scene out of Jurassic Park with rare Laurasilva trees are surrounded by...

Azores Airlines Sata Car Rally in Sao Miguel

The Sata Rallye Açores, known originally as the “Volta à Ilha de São Miguel,” is an international rally racing event based on the Portuguese island of São Miguel Island in the Azores. The Rally now takes the name of Azores Airlines Sata Rally, with Azores...