Faial Travel Guide: What to See, Do, Eat, & Drink

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Faial is one of the most beautiful islands in the Azores, and it offers several interesting things to do. It has a good airport and so it’s possible to get here from mainland Portugal (Lisbon mainly) as well as from many of the other islands on the Azores including Terceira and São Miguel. It also … Read more

Cheese, Clams, & Coffee – A Travel Guide to São Jorge

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Known as the “dragon island” and the “island of fajãs,” São Jorge is one of the most intriguing islands on the Azores. It’s incredibly hilly and steep, and many of the people live on fajãs – land that forms at the bottom of a cliff after an avalanche. Some people, those living in the town … Read more

Caves, wine, & cakes – A travel guide to Terceira

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Terceira is the second most popular Azores island after São Miguel. It has good flight connections to mainland Portugal and some international destinations like the UK and US, and it’s usually a popular island to visit. There aren’t as many attractions here as there are on São Miguel, but Terceira has its own charm. It’s … Read more

Wine, Whales, & A Very Big Mountain – The Pico Island Travel Guide

Famous for wine, whales, and its mountain, Pico is becoming an ever-increasingly popular island to visit on The Azores.  It’s also relatively easy to get to. It may not have direct flights from mainland Portugal yet, but the nearby Island of Faial does and you can get connecting flights from many of the other islands. … Read more

20+ Typical Azores Foods To Look Out For

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Situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, around 1,500 km from Lisbon lies the Azores archipelago. Although a part of Portugal, The Azores is very different: the climate is different, the scenery is different, and the food is different as well. Unless you go to a specialist Azorean restaurant or shop in continental Portugal, … Read more

6 of the Best Things to do on São Miguel

São Miguel, the largest island in The Azores, is packed with plenty of interesting things to do. From soaking in thermal pools to visiting a tea plantation, here are some of the top things to add to your São Miguel bucketlist. Soak in the thermal Pools   São Miguel is known for its hot springs … Read more

Pico Wine: A Guide to One of the World’s Most Unique Wine Regions

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Although people are becoming increasingly familiar with wine regions in Portugal like the Douro, the Alentejo, and the Vinho Verde region, very few people have heard of the wines from Pico. Pico has a very different climate than the rest of Portugal (bananas and pineapples grow on some of the islands in The Azores) and … Read more

Climbing Mount Pico: How to Climb Portugal’s Tallest Mountain

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There are three main things to do on the island of Pico: whale watching, wine tasting, and climbing Mount Pico. Of the three of these, climbing Mount Pico was definitely my favourite. It was also the toughest, but, then again, it’s probably not fair to compare mountain climbing with drinking wine and a boat trip. … Read more

Car Rental on São Jorge Island

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I normally start my search for car rental on rentalcars.com. It allows you to compare prices from a few São Jorge car rental companies including Autatlantis, Europcar, Way2Azores, and Ilha Verde. If you can’t find anything on there, I would also look firstly at Skyscanner.net and then at Kayak.com. They sometimes pull up a few … Read more