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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...

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...

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...
azores hiking trail with flowers in cliff sao miguel

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...

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” cooked underground in a small wooden barrel filled with all the meats, potatoes, sausage, vegetables, cabbage, and spices, etc. Once it is all packed up and...

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, allowing you 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 to explore these...

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...

The Azores Finest Garden in Terra Nostra Park in Furnas

The Terra Nostra park and garden are located in the middle of Furnas’s town in the county of Povoacao on Sao Miguel island. This is one of the most beautiful gardens on the island and has a deep history that dates back to the late 1700s. With over 600 varieties of...