Santa Maria Azores

Santa Maria Azores

Santa Maria is a very popular tourist destination in the Azores. It has a population of just over 2,000 residents and spreads out in five districts: Cidade (City), Achada (Village), Terra Nova (New Farmland), Terreiro da Lagoa (Fisherman’s Terrace) and Castelo Branco. The main attraction are its natural gardens, which comprise 85% of the city’s … Read more

Flores Azores Island

Flores Azores Island

The Portuguese archipelago of the Azores is one of the most stunning and exciting places on Earth. Made up of nine islands, its volcanic origins have created green scenery in stark contrast to azure waters and unspoiled beaches. Visitors come from all over the world for hiking, diving and whale watching tours. The Azores were … Read more

Faial Island

Faial Island

Faial Island is an island in the eastern archipelago of the Azores. It is the third largest and second most populated of Portugal’s ten autonomous regions, with a population density of 118.3 people per km² on its 86.8 square kilometers territory (Portugal has 12.2 people per km²). Faial is also the easternmost island of the … Read more

Azores Itinerary

Azores Itinerary

The Azores are a small group of autonomous Portuguese islands in the Atlantic Ocean about midway between North America and Europe. We’ve put together this itinerary to help you plan your trip, so you can spend your travel time wisely! The Essential Azores Itinerary: Day 1: Flight from U.S. to Ponta Delgada (PDL), São Miguel … Read more