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The Best Beaches on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

The largest island in the Azores archipelago, Sao Miguel is home to 140,000 residents and is approximately 1500 km from mainland Europe. Here on this nature lovers paradise, you have the option of exploring a wide variety of picturesque landscapes and unique lava stone beaches...

Europe’s Only Green Tea Grown on the Azores Islands

One of the unique things about the Azores islands is that they are the only region in the entire Euro-zone to grow tea commercially and have been doing so since the 19th century. The island of Sao Miguel is extraordinary and unique for its ability to be able to produce tea, which...

Ribeira Grande: Nature’s County on Sao Miguel Island

The county of Ribeira Grande is located on the North part of the island and is known as the “Nature’s county.” Not to be mistaken with just the name of the city Ribeira Grande, it also represents the entire county and all the parish communities that encompass...

Cha Gorreana: Europe’s Tea from the Azores

In 1750 the initial trials of tea occurred on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, off the coast of Portugal. They were producing very little tea (10 kg of Black and 8 kg of Green Tea). In 1801, the Azores Governor-General sent to mainland Portugal two tea plant cases, noting...

Festival of The Knights of St. Peter in Sao Miguel

The festival of St. Peter’s knights or otherwise known as “Cavalhadas de Sao Pedro,” is one of the oldest festivals in the Azores and originates in the county of Ribeira Grande in the town of Ribeira Seca. Medieval tournaments inspired them with the region, most...

Shopping in the Azores on Sao Miguel Island

While the Azores islands are known for their natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, there is another side to these islands: it has excellent shopping. Local fashions, handmade natural gifts, and a wide variety of gourmet foods are only some of the unique items to find here...
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Hiking Trails in the Azores on Sao Miguel Island

The Azores islands are well-known for being an Eco-friendly tourist destination, emphasizing sustaining the vision of the Azores as a green destination. The Azores have never been influenced by mass tourism before in its 500+ year history and have always been a destination for...

The Medieval Festival in Ribeira Grande on Sao Miguel Island

The Azores are known for their countless celebrations and “Festas” that happen at various times throughout the year on each of the 9 Portuguese islands. On the island of Sao Miguel, which has always been recognized as the Azores’ agricultural capital, in the...