Faial

After crossing the 4 miles of the channel that separates the islands of the Pico and the Faial, the cozy city of Horta faces us like the living room of a mimosa island, where everything seems to us, at the same time, small and beautiful .
Of great monumental wealth, Horta, home to the only municipality of Faial island that covers an area of approximately 173 square kilometers, is undoubtedly the most joyful and colorful city of the Azores.
Its marina, which is usually filled with multicolored yachts that Horta demand on an almost obligatory scale when crossing the North Atlantic, transmits to the bay and to the city itself a very characteristic environment reflected in a healthy coexistence between yachtsmen and residents.

 

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Missing things in the Azores

HIGHWAYS We have no highways and the best we can offer are two SCUTs (fast lanes without costs for the user) in São Miguel. In the Azores we do not pay tolls to move around. TRAFFIC JAMS If we are more than 10m in traffic we don’t like it. In the Azores there are no traffic jams, which can stress …

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Maré de Agosto Festival

The Maré de Agosto Festival is a cultural event that has already brought to Santa Maria more than 400 shows, provided by more than 250 different groups and about 2000 musicians. Among them, prominent names in the music scene, national and international, representative of the most diverse aesthetic styles. Many of them, perhaps less well-publicized, have regularly taken on the …

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