São Lourenço Bay

Santa MariaSão Lourenço Bay is one of the most famous landscapes in the Azores!

The beach (classified as a Natural Reserve since 1987) is sheltered by a spectacular natural amphitheater, trimmed by vineyards.

The plantations, cultivated in terraces, are separated by hedges or by stone walls.

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Azores earns Earthcheck Silver Certification

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 …

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A perspective of Santa Maria

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, …

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