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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...

Happy Cows: Milk from the Azores Islands

Living in the rhythm of nature, the cows on the island of Sao Miguel live the life every cow dreams of. The fresh meadows, natural springs, and endless green pastures make it an ideal location to produce some of the country’s best dairies. The island of Sao Miguel is known...

Blueberries: A Potential High Return Investment for the Azores Economy

The Azores islands, located in the mid-Atlantic ocean, provide a unique, precarious 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, making...

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 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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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...
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The Blue Hydrangea Island of Faial

What can be more beautiful than a peaceful sea breeze, pastoral green mountains, and an island covered with baby blue hydrangeas? The small island of Faial, known as the ‘blue island,’ overlooks Pico’s beautiful mountainous island, which is the highest point in...

A Mulher de Capote: Flavors of the Azores in a Bottle

If someone told you that you could encompass all the flavors of the beautiful Azores islands and capture them in a bottle of sweet liquor, what could you say? Here on the island of Sao Miguel for over 75 years, the Mulher de Capote company has been producing some of the finest...

Meals Cooked in a Volcano on São Miguel Island

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

Vila Franca, on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, is the former capital of the island. From its initial discovery until the great earthquake of the 16th century, Villa Franca has played an essential role in Azorean history and culture. Considered one of the most...
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Flying to the Azores Islands from USA or Canada

There has always been a limited number of ways of traveling to the Azores. If you are in Europe or North America you can fly with one of the few airlines that has access to fly to the Azores. In North America, only a few cities operate direct flights to the Azores Islands, which...

Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles Thrive off Azores Coast

The nine Macaronesian islands that make up the Azores archipelago are located in the mid-Atlantic ocean, 1500km off Portugal’s coast. The maritime waters surrounding the Azores islands are currently home to one of the world’s largest whale sanctuaries. More than 26...

The Breathtaking Terra Nostra Garden in Furnas

The Terra Nostra Garden is located in the middle of the small town of Furnas, in the county of Povoacao on the island of Sao Miguel. This is one of the most impressive gardens in the Azores and has a deep history that dates back to the late 1700s. With over 600 varieties of...

Sao Miguel in the Azores is the ‘Green Island’

The exuberant landscapes that blanket this beautiful paradise, from mountain high cliffs to deep valleys of fertile vegetation, are breathtaking. The location of Sao Miguel is in the north Atlantic ocean, hundreds of miles away from industrial pollution. The gentle gulf stream...