Diving with the sharks in the Atlantic waters off the Azores, is attracting more and more tourists to the Azores. Last year alone the increase was of the order of 30 to 40 percent, with revenue in order of two million euros.
The 9th Annual Azorean Whaleboat Regatta returns to Charles River, on Saturday, June 15. Hosted by the Boston Portuguese Festival and the Azorean Maritime Society, the regatta celebrates a common experience of New Englanders and Azoreans - the whaling industry in the 19th century.
The numbers show the Azores with an increase of 32.9% in US guests and a growth in US overnights around 35%.
Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, in the Western Algarve, Portugal, is on an innovative new trail in hospitality: a seaside hotel designed specially for families, with 5-star luxury and service.
Even though it remains relatively unknown outside Portugal the festival has been celebrated for six centuries. Its roots are to be found in an ancient pagan courtship ritual and up until today it remains a tradition to hit the ones you love with plastic hammers, leeks and cloves of garlic!
SATA Airlines is offering round-trip, direct flights from Boston to Lisbon this fall, Portugal starting from $658 per person, all taxes and fees included. The deal is for selected dates between October 3 and December 14, 2014. Tickets need be purchased by May 31, 2014.
What does this have to do with Portuguese coffee? Portuguese roasters select the best beans from Africa, Asia, and Brazil, and then roast them with a touch of sugar. The beans are not burned or oily. They are rich with a hint of caramel, even creamy. Then, the bica is always served with an extra size pouch of sugar
In its original recipe based on aguardente de cana (local firewater, similar to rum, but stronger), lemon twist, and sugar. Nowadays, instead of lemon twist, lemon juice is added and bee’s honey sweetens it, instead of the sugar. For a different taste you can add different fruit juices like passion fruit, typical from Madeira.
SATA Plus Business Class is offered on the airline’s fleet of on widebody A310 aircraft to and from North America.
Thomas Hickling was an energetic businessman from Boston who moved to the Azores in 1770. He left in Massachusetts a wife and two children to start a new life in the Atlantic.