All Saints Day and Halloween in Portugal

All Saints Day and Halloween in Portugal

In Portugal the day of Halloween is officially the last day of summer and people greet each other by saying ‘Samhain Blessings’ (‘samhain’ means ‘summer’s end’ in Portuguese). Formally the Portuguese do not celebrate Halloween as a holiday but they do have All Saints Day on November 1st and nevertheless there are some families coming from other countries who keep Halloween traditions. The Halloween traditions of today are based on pagan pre-Christian ones stemming from the times... [read more]

City of Porto, hotbed of youth, creativity and dynamism

City of Porto, hotbed of youth, creativity and dynamism

Fifty years ago Porto city was just a city in Portugal with nothing special to offer. Today it is considered one of the liveliest cities of the country as it has become more cosmopolitan with several accommodation and nightlife options. Lots of artistic and cultural events take place here which involve the local population. The old buildings such as bars and restaurants have been rehabilitated and the locals are more creative in gastronomy than ever. Thanks to the creative industries which ha... [read more]

Best summer festivals in the Azores – sports, bullfights and wine

Best summer festivals in the Azores – sports, bullfights and wine

You probably already know the fact that the Portuguese have a festival for every event. There is a special occasion almost every week or weekend which requires celebration and creates a cheerful atmosphere. There is always lots of music, food, drinks and fun of course. If you plan to visit the Azores this summer here are a few events and festivities which you might bump into when spending you summer holiday on Portuguese lands. There are all sorts of festivals you can choose from: music fest... [read more]

Visiting and discovering the Azores – Pico Island

Visiting and discovering the Azores – Pico Island

The Azores is a set of islands, most precisely nine, which are quite abundant in fish, thus providing more than enough preys to catch for the sports fishermen. The islands are also famous for the several water sport opportunities they offer such as sailing, water skiing, wind surfing and others. You can discover the underwater world by diving into the deep and clear abyss. Explore the spectacular caves, colorful rock formations and different life forms underwater. If you are a nature love... [read more]

Visiting the islands of the Azores – discover the flora and fauna

Visiting the islands of the Azores – discover the flora and fauna

The Azores Islands are very rich in unique plants and animals. All nature lovers and enthusiasts will have plenty of exploring and discovering to do when visiting this wonderful set of islands. The Azores are covered in beaut iful green pastures which are colored by all kinds of flowers. Discover and admire the several endemic plant species which are dotting the landscapes of the Azores. The islands are also a popular stop for migratory birds which is why if you visit in the right season you ... [read more]

Visiting the Azores Islands – craftsmen and their handiworks

Visiting the Azores Islands – craftsmen and their handiworks

As the Azores Islands are quite isolated the locals had to be creative, so they started to put their hands to work and managed to overcome daily obstacles. Before they only made handmade things for themselves but new means of transportation has opened up new horizons for the inhabitants of the island. The Azorean artistic techniques made of ceramics and wood, the embroidered crafts and others today are sources of income. The islands export textiles, arts and crafts made of fish scales and fea... [read more]

Visiting the Azores – sports: caving, climbing, paragliding and fishing

Visiting the Azores – sports: caving, climbing, paragliding and fishing

Vacations are best when you have fun! If you choose the Azores as your holiday destination you can be sure of one thing: adventure and fun are guaranteed. There are plenty of exciting activities you can choose from however the following article will mostly present you the sporting activities. Visit and explore the caves around the Azores islands or go mountain climbing. For an adrenaline rush choose paragliding and admire the scenic view from overhead. Those who prefer the more relaxing and q... [read more]

Visiting and discovering the Azores – São Jorge, diving and boat rides

Visiting and discovering the Azores – São Jorge, diving and boat rides

As the Azores is a set of islands composed of nine islands which are naturally surrounded by a lot of water hence they offer exciting activities to all visitors. Visit the charming Azores islands, enjoy and admire the magnificent landscapes, walk through the picturesque villages and join in for a sail or boat ride. There are lots of fun and adventurous thing to do at the Azores. Do not miss out on a lifetime adventure in Portugal. Book you holiday to one of the islands of the Azores and fill... [read more]

Best water activities in the Azores islands: waterfalls, boat rides and whale watching

Best water activities in the Azores islands: waterfalls, boat rides and whale watching

As the Azores is a set of islands composed of nine islands which are naturally surrounded by a lot of water hence they offer exciting activities to all visitors. On Flores Island, one the most luxuriant and charming of the Azores islands, for example there are several waterfalls worth visiting. Then experience a fabulous contrast of colors as you paddle out to the sea and watch Terceira from a different perspective. Hop into a boat and visit all the islands of the Azores. One of the most exci... [read more]

Visitors guide to the islands of Azores

Visitors guide to the islands of Azores

Imagine a place on the Atlantic Ocean where nature is pure and not touched by humans. The Azores Islands are a perfect and ideal example for this dreamy image, except that it is not only a dream, it is an existing location and it is recommended for you as a holiday location! The Azores is made up of nine island, each with adventure and lots of surprises. Visit the land where you can watch the whales and dolphins frolicking in the water while you have beautiful volcanic landscapes and scenic g... [read more]