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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...
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...

Sao Miguel’s Secret Island of Vila Franca do Campo

The once-private island of the Gago Da Câmara family of Gorreana, this small little islet off the coast of Sao Miguel, is named after the town that overlooks this small island; Vila Franca. Vila Franca was the first capital of Sao Miguel island and therefore, one of the first...