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July 2013

Credits: Words that pair well with the Azores are "adventure," "discoveries," "mystery" and "adrenaline." You can do it all the simple way: explore the trails of these volcanic islands and discover the magnificent viewpoint around each bend. Or you can discover these nine islands with the outdoor treasure hunting... Read more →

During 2014 the Azores will be a “Preferred Destination” of The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA). With this recognition, the Azores will benefit from “more support regarding information and promotional material, more projection in ECTAA website, newsletters, public presentations and other events,” said Vítor Fraga, Regional Secretary... Read more →

Azorean teen surfer wants to be the Quicksilver King of the Groms

Jacomé Correia is a young Azorean surfer. The 14-year-old boy is competing on an online voting to win an invitation to the Quicksilver King of the Groms 2013. To participate, the young surfers submitted a video of their best moments surfing. Jacomé’s dad was the responsible for the filming and... Read more →

In 1984, a group of Azorean musicians decided to gather to play some music in different stages across Santa Maria Island. This “magical jam session” was the beginning of one of the most important music festival in the Azores. In its 3rd year, the festival went international – with bands from the U.S., Africa and Brazil – and Praia Formosa was elected as the location of “Maré de Agosto.” Read more →

Credits: Associação de Turismo dos Açores Ponta Delgada, on São Miguel island, celebrates the ‘Holy Spirit Festival” from July 11 to 14. This festival is rooted in medieval traditions and typically held on all the islands from May through September. The celebration brings thousands of people and includes lively parades... Read more →

The Azores is a premier destination for golfers, mainly because of its mild temperatures year round. There are three golf courses with 18+ holes – two on São Miguel Island and one on Terceira Island. The Batalha Golf Course -- just a few miles outside of the city of Ponta... Read more →

Diving with Mantas popular on Santa Maria Island

North European tourists are traveling to Santa Maria to dive with mantas, which can be found in unusual quantities in waters around the island. According to Artur Silva, underwater photographer and nautical activities entrepreneur, Santa Maria is the “best place in Europe to dive,” referring that the concentration of different... Read more →