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Cozido Das Furnas: The Portuguese Stew Cooked in A Volcano

cozido das furnas

© Portugalist - The Portuguese definitely love their meat

Cozido à portuguesa stands out as a beloved traditional dish throughout Portugal, known for its rich combination of vegetables (such as cabbages, beans, potatoes, carrots, turnips, rice) and an assortment of meats (including chicken, pork ribs, bacon, pork ear and trotters, and beef parts) complemented by smoked sausages (chouriço, farinheira, morcela). This hearty meal enjoys … Read more

What The Internet In The Azores Like?

walking on corvo island with views of the town below

If you’re thinking of moving to the Azores, you may wonder what the speed of the internet is like in the Azores. After all, many of these islands are quite remote with just a few thousand people. The island of Corvo, one of the least populated islands in the world, has just 400 people. Of … Read more

Planning a Stopover Trip in the Azores: A Week in Paradise

Azores Airlines airplane

The Azores, a group of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic, are a hidden gem that’s gaining popularity among travellers. Known for their lush landscapes, rich culture, and unique biodiversity, these islands offer a magical escape from the ordinary. Now, thanks to Azores Airlines’ stopover program, you can add a stopover of up to … Read more

Taking A Day Trip to Corvo

atlanticoline ferry between corvo and flores

The Azores, a group of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, is a unique part of Portugal. All of the islands are worth visiting, but one that stands out for its remoteness is the island of Corvo. Home to just 400 or so people, this island is one of the remotest in the … Read more

Meet The Graciosa Donkey: A True Native of The Azores

Graciosa donkey

Today, we’re venturing off the beaten path, swapping sandy beaches and bustling cityscapes for the idyllic tranquility of the Azores. Nestled in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, this Portuguese archipelago is a treasure trove of natural wonders and unique cultural heritage. But there’s one emblematic creature here that stands out from the rest—the Graciosa … Read more

Graciosa Food: What To Eat On the White Island

Queijadas da Graciosa

Graciosa isn’t as visited as some of the other islands in the Azores, like Sao Miguel and Pico, but the island has a lot to offer. When it comes to food, its main offerings are in the sweet department and with its locally-produced wine, but it’s also home to some fantastic ingredients, like garlic and … Read more

Santa Maria Food: 10+ Regional Dishes to Look Out For

Biscoitos de Orelha

Santa Maria, the southernmost island in the Azores archipelago, boasts an incredibly diverse gastronomy steeped in local tradition and unique flavours. This culinary richness reflects the island’s fertile land, abundant sea and the resourcefulness of its inhabitants. From heart-warming soups and robust stews to sweet desserts and distinctive wines, Santa Maria’s food scene offers a … Read more

Where to Store Your Luggage in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel

Woman dragging her suitcase up some stone steps

There’s so much to see and do on the island of São Miguel. It’s definitely not somewhere that you want to be left holding bags and suitcases. You want to be out exploring the lakes, the town of Furnas, or just wandering around Ponta Delgada.  Thankfully, there are one or two luggage storage options in … Read more