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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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R. Conselheiro José Cardoso 11, 9760-468 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...
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9600 Ribeira Grande, Portugal
One of our guests was kind enough to share this picture with us. He stayed at our Terra Nostra Garden Hotel, and was intrigued about this beach he found during one of his wanderings across the Island.
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EN5 2A, 9600 Ribeira Grande, Portugal
I am a lover of anything that screams well-made ceramic or pottery. Vieira Lagoa Ceramics in Sao Miguel, Azores was just the place for me to visit on my recent trip to the island. Family-owned since 1862, one can visit the studio and see the...
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São Miguel, 9555 Ginetes, Portugal
The lighthouse looks out onto the sea near the small town of Ginetes -- this picture was taken from the top of a nearby hill with a windmill on top. In the Azores, farmers don't care if you walk across their land, as long as you don't disturb the...
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Estrada Regional nº 24., 9625 Porto Formoso, Portugal
If you visit here in the winter, you can enjoy the place almost entirely to yourself. The tea fields are just nearby and, if you're lucky, you can wander down into and through them.