Santa Maria

Santa MariaAfter the goodbye to São Miguel, and after a flight of 52 nautical miles south, about 15 minutes, we landed at the international airport of the island of Santa Maria, the third smallest island of the Azores – 97,4 km².
The first sensation is of peace and tranquility provided by the warm atmosphere, characteristic of the Azorean islands.
In the landscape, Santa Maria presents a landscape marked by the contrast of the plain of its western half, where the Airport and the parishes of Vila do Porto, São Pedro and Almagreira, and the other eastern half, much more rugged, are located the parishes of Santa Bárbara and Santo Espírito, and the highest point of the island, Pico Alto.

 


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Happy birthday, Corvo island!

With a total area of 17.2 km ² and about 430 inhabitants, Corvo is the smallest and least populous island in the Azores archipelago. It would have been discovered at the same tima of Flores island in 1452 by Diogo de Teive, on the return of his second exploration trip to Terra Nova. Its settlement was not easy, and several …

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Emigration with love (and humor)

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