According to Marta Guerreiro, Regional Secretary for Energy, Environment and Tourism, “we are the first and only archipelago in the world with this certification, we are the only region of Portugal with this certification, we are at the forefront.” The Azores have obtained the exclusive GSTC certification (still only applied in eight countries and 13 regions worldwide) following a two-year …Continue reading
Located in the southeast of Santa Maria, the parish of Santo Espírito is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. It is integrated by the places of the Church Term, Malbusca, Calheta, Panasco, Glória, Cruz, Cardal, Boavista, Fonte do Jordão, Terras do Raposo, Lapa, Feteirinha, Almas, Santo António, Azenha, Loural and Maia.
It is not possible to talk about Santa Maria Island in recent decades without talking about the airport. Having the 2nd largest runway in the Azores (the first is located at the base of Lajes, Terceira island), Santa Maria played a major role in World War II. However, with the end of the war and the increased autonomy of airplanes, …Continue reading
Sete Cidades offers several certified, easy and medium difficulty trails. They all take advantage of the best that Sete Cidades have: breathtaking landscapes, privileged views of the Atlantic Ocean, viewpoints that fill our eyes with thousands of green tones and two lagoons, unique in their colors. One of the proposed trails, about 13km, is of medium difficulty and bypasses the …Continue reading