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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Daniela Mercury at “Chicharro 2019”

Daniela Mercury, the “Brazilian Hurricane”, will performe in the commemorative edition of the 30 years of Chicharro! Daniela Mercury is today one of the most recognized and respected Brazilian singers inside and outside her country. Daniela will bring contagious energy. Live concerts are always synonymous with color, rhythm and joy. The diva from Salvador da Bahia will  be on the …

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Festas do Nordeste 2019

The festivities include other bands that will open the concerts on Friday and Saturday. THE CODE opens the artist Matias Damásio, and the Girls of Ipanema precede the concert of Luís Represas, on Saturday. The dance artists also return to Nordeste, with KAY-X headlining on Friday, and DEEPJAY on Saturday. SOULSKY and PLAY are other names that will be on …

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Do not throw garbage to the ground (or into the air)

The celebrations of “Senhor Santo Cristo” gather thousands of people in a tight space and invariably produces a lot of garbage. And the garbage collection points are not always visible due to the large crowds. As the celebrations only end at the end of this week, Destinazores helps to clean and preserve the party place. More than a “waste bin …

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After all what is a “chicharro”?

THIS IS “CHICHARRO”!! Chicharro is also this: a big party in Ribeira Quente, Povoação, which this year celebrates the 30 years of existence. Tickets will be on sale from May 24 at the usual venues. For the 30 years to be celebrated seriously, Povoação was not sparing in the commitment. In addition to the presence of Mercury, Starlight, Calema, Mosimann …

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Our Embassador at FIT

FIT’s main goals are to promote the Iberian tourism sector, promote cross-border exchanges, stimulate trade relations and the progress of the various sectors and segments of the economy and, consequently, the development of the territories. Guarda has a privileged location in the Iberian peninsula, being therefore a strategic platform for the accomplishment of a fair of this nature. The fair …

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Furnas – 1001 reasons to visit

Volcanism Everywhere in the Furnas, you can see volcanic phenomena. From the famous baked “cozido” – made under the earth – to the boilers and water springs, volcanic activity reminds us that São Miguel is not an extinct island. On the contrary! This vibrant activity is responsible for the fertile soils, the unique beauty of the entire Furnas Valley and …

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Destinazores Ambassadors

The career of our ambassadors speak for themselves! Its association with the Destinazores brand is a valuable contribution, which positively promotes the brand and, in so doing, helps to increase brand awareness.

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Azores Rallye ready to start!

The qualifying event is played again in the usual section of Remédios for another year and the rally itself, has its start on the same day with three specials. After a few years, the Coroa da Mata section rejoins the itinerary, although in a slightly longer version with 11.10km, followed by a new section starting in Mediana and ending in …

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Male Friend’s Day is today.

A friend invites another friend, who brings one more and still another. One group joins another and sometimes the groups get so wide that they join people who do not even know each other. They eat, drink and have fun. Restaurants, strip clubs and nightclubs are filled with men who take the opportunity to kill friends on that day – …

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Azores: destination to visit in 2019, for the New York Times

And, as you would expect, on such a large list, there is everything: beach, nature, city, culture. Puerto Rico, the Caribbean island, with the status of unincorporated territory of the United States, appears as the first suggestion. To be reborn, a year and a half after the devastating Hurricane Maria, the island is again a place very close to the …

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Do you live or are you going to visit the Azores? PROCIV!

The first contact that Destinazores had with this application happened during a hospital visit. In a closet, there was a small flyer announcing in a timid manner an application of Civil Protection: PROCIV. From then on, there were some surprises. The first was soon at the Google store, where PROCIV had a very small number of downloads (about 1000) in …

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Culture in the Azores

Along with the Flemings, many other inhabitants settled on the islands from mainland Portugal, bringing with them their ways of life and their culture, including the Portuguese language. Currently Portuguese is spoken throughout the archipelago, with very rich and peculiar accents, which vary from island to island. Gothic elements from the early period of colonization appear in some churches and …

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9 Wonders in the Atlantic

Even today, the Azores honor the tradition of these men, receiving tourist cruises and scientific expedition teams and being an important stopover point for travelers in the Atlantic.    Natural beauty is found throughout the Azores archipelago. All the islands have volcanic origin and the traveler can enjoy the lagoons, mountains, active and inactive volcanoes, as well as the luxuriant …

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The special mist of São Miguel

Hidden from the world, somewhere between Europe and America, São Miguel has far fewer tourists than mainland Portugal and most tourist destinations. The visitor will find stunning scenery, fantastic food and friendly people. All in small point! São Miguel is covered with shades of green all year round. Encased in huge craters and active hot springs that bear witness to …

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“Municipality of the Year” Award for Praia da Vitória

The prize now awarded to Praia da Vitória – which included three other municipalities in the Azores (Madalena do Pico, Horta and Ribeira Grande), in a total of 35 national municipalities – is related to the recovery process of the “Pauis” of the city. This project, called LIFE CWR and co-financed by community funds, has made a decisive contribution to …

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Lotus Rallye 2018, Ribeira Grande

The first section takes place on Friday, November 9, in a course of 1.31 km with Special Stage 1 Ribeira Grande night race, leaving the first car for the road at 8:52 p.m. On Saturday, November 10, the remaining stages run three times in Monte Escuro / São Brás, with 10.30 km and Achada / Graminhais, with a course of …

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Trail Run, Flores island

After the great success of the race in the Central Group and in Santa Maria, the time came for a visit to the island of Flores. Using the route of the Flores Grand Route, a high competitive level is expected from athletes from all over the country.

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São Martinho Dinner 2018, Raminho

The dinner has a varied menu, from which stand out the torresminhos, the green broth, the entremeada, the feijoada and the inevitable chestnuts. Tickets can be purchased at the parish’s post office (CTT) and at the Lopes Mini Market.

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“Priolo” Environmental Center Route

A short walk on the Reserve Forest Recreation Center of Cancela do Cinzeiro with a starting point at the Priolo Environmental Center with a visit to the center’s exhibition for the interpretation of the area and the framework of conservation actions directed at the priolo (endemic bird of the Azores and one of the most threatened in Europe) and walking …

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“Studio Monte Palace” exhibition

The work of Graham Gussin can be appreciated here in the fields of photography, drawing and sculpture. This exhibition, which will take place at the Fonseca Machado Gallery, brings together photographs, paintings, drawings and videos that reflect Gussin’s experience in the Azores, particularly in São Miguel. It stands out in the exhibition, the artist’s records of the ruins of the …

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Wine in Azores 2018, São Miguel

Those who visit the fair will have the right to taste the wines of the producers present and the pleasure of meeting them in person. You can watch the showcookings presented by the most renowned Chefs of Portugal as well as delight in our famous “Tascas Gourmet” (Gourmet Taverns). This festival is unique and irreverent! With nine consecutive editions, it …

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Bird watching, Sete Cidades

  On October 6, in the protected area of the Seven Cities, there will be a meeting for birdwatching. The Seven Cities are an important place for the rest of migratory species and have been the target of several conservation works. These can be observed at the Park Lodge, where a visit will be made prior to the bird watching …

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Recreation of the Traditional Harvest, Maia, São Miguel

In this initiative organized by the Maia Tourist Office / House of the People of Maia, the reception and accompaniment of the visitors to the place of the event will be made by a technical team, at 8:30 am, in the trench of the Calhau D’Areia Beach. approved track “Fonte Santa – Praia da Viola”. The great attention will be …

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“Ceia Franciscana” at Lagoa, São Miguel

Participants will be received by a number of musical theater, with guest intervention. There will be a moment of spontaneous theater, animated by a revivalist style, in which the story of the building, which is one of the former libris of the city of Lagoa, will be followed in the churchyard. The musical theater play, Utopia, from the theater group …

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Pelames Recreational Park

The Pelames Recreational Park will receive, on September 22, from 6 pm, various activities that will continue until the evening. So, at 6:00 pm, the zumba class begins, open to the population. Soon after, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a demonstration of “capoeira” for those interested in learning a little about this art and sport of Brazilian origin. By …

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Festa do Milho (Corn Festival) 2018

September, 21 14:00 – Official opening of the Corn Festival 14:30 – Afternoon inclusive with traditional games and craft workshops 16:00 – Recreation of the pig slaughter 19:30 – Mass of the blessing of the harvest 20:30 – Fair of traditional flavors with the opening of the small shops 21:30 – “Baile Furado” (traditional dance) 22:00 – “Desgarrada” 23:00 – …

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COLOR FUN Ribeira Grande

It is already on September 22 that starts the 5th edition of Color Fun Ribeira Grande! Starting at 3:00 pm in the Complex of the Municipal Pools of Ribeira Grande, activities begin with a great recreational and physical component. Registration is free and can be made through the number (+351) 911 010 110. Participants should wear a white t-shirt and …

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World Masters Championship 2018

The World Masters Championship for veterans will be held this year from September 18 to 23 in Areal de Santa Bárbara, in Ribeira Grande, for the first time in Europe. Former world champions Tom Curren, Australian Mark Occhilupo and Hawaiian Sunny Garcia, among 30 participants, will be in the race. The only Portuguese in the Azores Airlines World Masters Championship …

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Fado Night at Casa do Bacalhau (Cod House)

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Joana Almeida returns to Casa do Bacalhau already this weekend! A cast of luxury, with Tiago Lima on the Portuguese guitar and André Ramos on the “fado viola”. Reservations : 296 091 994 – 915 390 518 – 916 642 850

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Azores Airlines Big Game Fishing 2018

14th September Arrival of the participants to Ponta Delgada 15.30 – Meeting with the Captains at the Clube Naval Ponta Delgada 17.30 – Cocktail 15th September Big Game Fishing Challenge – day 1 Coktail Clube Naval Ponta Delgada 16th September Big Game Fishing Challenge – day 2 Coktail Clube Naval Ponta Delgada 17th September Tour to “ Lagoa das Sete …

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Folklore Festival, Relva 2018

This Saturday is the largest Folklore Festival held in São Miguel, one of the largest in the Azores, well-known nationally and internationally. It is the Great Festival of Folklore of the Grass – Folkloric Show of the Atlantic, that this year goes in the twenty-sixth edition. For the last twenty-six years, the 1st Saturday of August is considered to be …

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PDL White Ocean

The biggest outdoor white party in the Azores, many color, light and sound news for another “Pdl white Ocean” edition, Saturday, August 4, a simple theme: “come and dive into a sea of emotions”. As you walk through the city, you will feel the vibes of the shows the effect of performance and living art, truly magical of many smiles. …

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Diving with … sharks !!!

The blue shark is threatened mainly by commercial fishing. In addition to accidental catches, it is mainly from this species that fins are collected for sale on the Asian market (used in shark fin soups). In the Azores, especially in the islands of Pico and Faial, it was discovered that the observation of this species in its habitat is much …

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“Chicharro 2018” counting down

In the parish are defined 3 zones for authorized camping: the zone above the beach, in the multi-sports area and the river. After the Ribeira Quente is full, parking will be done in Furnas, as it has been happening in recent years, and will be destined a proper place, at the end of Rua dos Moinhos, duly marked, for the …

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“Atalho dos Vermelhos” trail, São Miguel

The meeting point for this activity, which promotes physical health and conviviality, will be at the City Gate, at 8:30 am and vacancies are limited. The registration fee is 4 euros and can be made or, in person, from Monday to Friday, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Office of Sports Support (Rua Engº José Cordeiro, nº23, São …

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Whale Watching in a Marine Life Sanctuary

According to one of the most prominent Azorean sites on whale watching, “Being in the Azores, especially in Lajes do Pico, undoubtedly one of the 10 best places in the world for whale watching, is by far the right choice. tourism is still low, the quantity and diversity of cetaceans is high, having as background the magnificent landscape of the …

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Ponta Delgada at night

Ponta Delgada closes stories, swear love between couples as they walk at “Avenida”, thoughts. Streets without horns, baby strollers that ride parents and boats slowly entering the Marina. Ponta Delgada at night is like this. ” template=”default” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Source: Paulino Pavão

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Time to relax, beautify and enjoy the volcano

Considered a unique case in the world, due to the existence of thermal salt water with a very high sulfur content, Ferraria waters, besides curing problems of rheumatism and nevrites, are also used to treat diseases of other forums. With the investment recently completed, it was possible to maintain the original layout of the original building and, at the same …

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From Coimbra, the Furnas have more charm

David tells us that the trip to Furnas was much more than the photos document. The tour started on the north coast and the first “wow!” happened in Pico do Ferro. It was made the presentation of the place and with a neck strap, also saw where it would lunch. From then on, more “wows!” they would happen. ” order_by=”sortorder” …

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Angra do Heroísmo, history and tradition

This city was a port of call from the fifteenth century until the appearance of steamships in the nineteenth century. Its imposing fortifications of São Sebastião and São João Baptista, built about 400 years ago, are unique examples of military architecture. An excellent example of a type of construction or an architectural, technological or landscape ensemble that illustrates one or …

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Great artists at the Chicharro Festival

The president of the Maré Viva Association, Rúben Melo, said it was “important not to forget that in recent years, fortunately and also the result of a lot of work, the organization has gone great. We always try to have the best artists, especially artists who stand out for the live performances, but we also give utmost importance to all …

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Azores out of the season

If we did not have winter, spring would not be so pleasant If we did not experience the taste of adversity at times, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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Azores, Alternative sights

Paulino Pavão defines himself as “an amateur photographer who takes photos that are not an astonishment” in an unpretentious self-evaluation. Despite looking at photography as a hobby, it has produced and shared thousands of photographic records on social networks. Along with more familiar and conventional records, it is possible to visit his Facebook profile and enjoy more intimate views of …

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Beaches of Ribeira Grande with flag “Gold Quality”

There are three bathing areas in the county of Ribeira Grande that will display the “Quality of Gold” flag during the bathing season of 2018. The beach of Santa Bárbara (Ribeira Seca), Moinhos beach (Porto Formoso) and the bathing area of ​​Calhetas are awarded with the annual award awarded by Quercus. The National Association of Conservation of Nature classified the …

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Wine in Azores, Terceira

The initiative, organized by Gourgeous Azores, in partnership with the Municipality of Angra do Heroísmo and the Chamber of Commerce of Angra do Heroísmo (CCAH), was presented this afternoon, April 26, in the Paços do Concelho of Angra do Heroísmo. On the occasion, the Councilor of the municipality, Guido Teles, stressed the “importance of the event for the local economy”, …

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MUMA festival at Faial

The initiative, organized by the Música Vadia Association, with the support of Horta’s City Council, brings together in Faial names like You Can’t Win Charlie Brown, Filho da Mãe, Octapush, Julinho da Concertina, Stone Dead, DJ Quesadilla, Tigra and Yes Man, in a mixture of styles and rhythms “for all tastes”. “With a tailor-made poster, to be both inclusive and …

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A paradise to be explored

The American magazine highlights three reasons why everyone should be buying trips to the Azores. First, by adventure. The archipelago is made for outdoor exploration. The publication highlights the steep cliffs, ideal for canyoning, and the mountains for hiking for several hours, as well as its location in the middle of the Atlantic, which means it has a privileged marine …

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Festa de Maios na freguesia da Maia

With the accomplishment of this event, the House of the People of Maia intends to perpetuate the tradition of the Maios, paying homage to its people and the founder of the parish, Inês Maia, symbolically represented in a Giant May “environmentally friendly”. Continuing Maia’s Strategic Tourist Literacy Plan, it is with pride that the House of the People invites all …

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Santa Maria, natural prodigy

Between Praia de Lobos and the place of Angels, northwest Marian, foundational places of Santa Maria – and from here there would be Azores – the rocks offer themselves to the vagaries of the imagination. Here, it is already part of the local folklore, the drawing of the nose and chin of the “witch”, and once detected the face, in …

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Maré de Agosto: musical icon

The Association effectively resulted in a “magical night” in 1984 that without knowing it would be the first of many tides. The origins of the Maré de Agosto Festival were basically the origin of the Association, when that night a group of Azorean artists decided to promote a meeting of musicians on the island. The initiative was so pleasing to …

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Pico: island or mountain?

The highest point in Portugal is a mountain of volcanic origin with 2351 meters of altitude that is on the island of Pico, the second largest island of the Azores archipelago. At the top of the mountain is the central crater of the volcano, Pico Grande. Inside it rises a cone of lava of 70 meters known as Small Peak …

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