Collected by Jean Van Tatenhove
Corvo Island, 9980, Portugal
Small and remote, Corvo Island is the tip of an enormous marine volcano known as Monte Gordo. Its main attraction is Lagoa do Caldeirão, on the bottom of the crater where you can observe nine islets, one for each of the Azores Islands. It was here...
Rua Padre José Jacinto Botelho, 5, 9675-061 Furnas, S. Miguel - Açores, Portugal
The Thermal Water Pool of Terra Nostra Park is without doubt a highlight of the Azores. Built in 1780, by Thomas Hickling, the American consul who had the original idea for Terra Nostra Park, the Thermal Water Pool began to form part of the...
9680 Vila Franca do Campo, Portugal
Snorkeling at Ilhéu de Vila Franca is a unique experience: you are diving on your own private island. The water is quite warm for snorkeling, with variety of fish to see such as jelly fish, sea cucumber, etc. A crater that is just off the...
Cais da Madalena, 9950-305 Madalena, Portugal
The adrenaline sure beats the fear and makes this experience unforgettable! The experts agree that the Azores is the best place in the world to dive with sharks, which supports its’ label of “adventure destination” and they don’t lie. If you’re...
9680 Vila Franca do Campo, Portugal
Nuns of the old Convent of Santo André, in São Miguel Island, created a recipe that became one of the most wanted typical sweets from the Azores. Since the 16th century, when the Convent was built, this recipe has been enjoyed by many generations...
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
A bucket of ice cream is the perfect way to celebrate happy moments (or to forget the sad ones). And, if before we had to look for big brands as Hood or Friendly's in the supermarket, in the Azores we can go "Atlantic" and find truly Azorean...
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
In the Azores, the weather and the esplanades with amazing sights to the volcanic islands ask for a cold beer. And like the saying: ‘in the Azores, be Azoren’ and ask for an Especial – the traditional beer from the islands. Especial, a Pilsener...
Canada do Martelo 24, Cantinho- São Francisco das Almas - S. Mateus, 9700-576 Angra do Heroísmo Terceira - Azores, Portugal
Quinta do Martelo is a working farm on Terceira, one of the nine Azorean islands of Portugal, that offers lodging in rustic stone cottages and a real look at what farm life on the island was like five hundred years ago. There is a wonderfully cozy...
R. José Azevedo 9, 9900-027 Horta, Portugal
“If you sail to Horta and you don't visit Peter, you have not actually been to Horta” Entering Peter Café Sport is like traveling without leave the same place: the walls are full of yacht flags and ensigns that make you want to depart on the next...
Rua do Berquó, 12, Conceição, 9600-542 Ribeira Grande, Portugal
"Mulher do Capote" is a well-known liqueur Azorean factory which produces different flavors. Along with the famous passion fruit liqueur, consider one of the Azorean delicacies, they also produce ginja (cherry liqueur), pineapple, blackberry and...
Canada Nova 34 - 36 Rochela, Praia, 9880-241 São Mateus, Portugal
‘Queijadas da Graciosa’ are a typical sweet from Graciosa but they are also famous outside the Azores. Star-shaped, they were typical in every gathering on the island, becoming a tradition in Graciosa’s families. Nowadays they are baked by the...
9880 Almas, Portugal
Stay in one of the historic properties that have been converted into bed-and-breakfasts on the islands. Options include Moinho de Pedra (shown), a stone windmill on Graciosa Island, and Pico do Refúgio, a 400-year-old mansion in the shadow of...
R. Conselheiro José Cardoso 11, 9760 Vila da Praia da Vitória, Portugal
On your next flight to the other side of the pond, stop by Azores for a few slow, delicious days. Occasionally overlooked by travelers headed to Europe, this charming archipelago is the destination for time travel. Visit its colorful palaces and...
Plantações de Chá Gorreana, 9625-304 Maia, Portugal
Gorreana Tea is the only tea plantation in Europe and is exported worldwide, famous for its distinctive flavour. You can walk through the plantations and take a wander though the factory, they have several of the old machines on display and you...
Terceira Island, Portugal
While Pamplona gets the world’s attention for a running of the bulls, there are corners of the world where the afición for the contest between human and beast lives on all summer. On Terceira, in the Azores, Portugal, 230+ traditional bullfights...
Sete Cidades, 9555 Ginetes, Portugal
"They say" that the 2 lagoons that make up the Lagoa das Sete Cidades used to be different colours... one blue and one green, but in recent times they have blended together and you can not longer see a colour difference. Regardless, these lagoons...
Algar do Carvão, 9700, Portugal
The Algar do Carvão is an ancient lava vent, or tube, in the centre of Terceira Island in the Azores. Reputed to be the only place in the world where you can enter the cone of an extinct volcano, the lava tube descends about 100m into the volcano...
São Miguel Island, Portugal
Santa Bárbara beach, on the north coast of São Miguel Island, is known by the local surfers as one of the best spots to surf – mainly because of the waves and perfect surfing conditions. Also known as Areais, it is an excellent beach break with...
1215 4th Ave #100, Seattle, WA 98161, USA
Although the joke about there being a Starbucks on every Seattle street corner has some truth to it, it is possible to find independent coffee shops downtown, and Café Migliori is one that devotees swear by. They serve their own freshly roasted...
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