Azores Adventures – Futurismo

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Santa Cruz da Graciosa

Santa Cruz da Graciosa is a municipality and also the only county on Graciosa Island in the Azores, with four municipalities. Being the second smallest island of the archipelago, the whole island of Graciosa is protected by UNESCO and named a Biosphere Reserve. The town by the ocean is famous for its vineyards from the…

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Sao Roque do Pico

If you love the ocean then São Roque do Pico is a perfect place for you. It is filled with magnificent natural pools of crystal clear waters between lava rocks. The temperatures are nice all year round in the Azores, but summer is the best to swim in the calm ocean. Those pools sometimes are…

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Vila do Topo

Welcome to the end of São Jorge island, at Vila do Topo. There, life seems to pass by slowly, and the landscapes are to take your breath away.  From Ponta do Topo, you can have a wonderful view over the islands of the Central Group, rising from the infinite Atlantic. The iconic lighthouse is also…

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Velas

Velas is the biggest town on São Jorge island. It is also the cheese capital of the Azores! The delicious dairy product is available in all markets and restaurants on the island. Make sure to taste some of the cheese from São Jorge. There is a great variety of them, from 3 months cured up…

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Calheta de Sao Jorge

Founded in the year 1483, Calheta is a nice quiet town on the south coast of São Jorge island. It was officially declared a village in 1534. Calheta has now about 4,000 inhabitants. The iconic church inside the village was built in the 16th century, but a fire destroyed it in 1639. It was then…

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Praia da Vitoria

Praia da Vitória in Terceira island is a pretty coastal town attracting both travelers and locals for a great oceanic getaway. Indeed, the town offers so many outdoor activities thanks to its great natural beauty and cultural events.  The beach is the perfect place to relax during your holidays. Locals go there to enjoy the…

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Angra do Heroísmo

Visiting Angra do Heroísmo in Terceira island is always a good idea, at any season of the year. In addition to geographical travel, it is also a time travel thanks to its well-preserved historical heritage, between monuments and constructions. Angra do Heroísmo is the main town of Terceira. Surrounded by natural beauty, the town is…

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Santo Espírito

A remote town where life seems to have a slower pace. Santo Espírito is a nice place to get to know the roots of the real Santa Maria Island like a local, away from the tourist crowds. The architecture of the houses and monuments inside the village was influenced by the one of Baixo Alentejo…

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Vila do Porto

Vila do Porto is the only county in Santa Maria Island, made of five municipalities. It is actually the oldest village in the nine islands of the Azores, as Santa Maria was the first island to be discovered by sailors and populated.  The beautiful town by the ocean was declared a village back in 1470….

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Lagoa

Lagoa is a county filled with history. After the discovery of São Miguel, settlers populated Lagoa around Santa Cruz church. Back then, there was a lake, the reason for the name Lagoa. The current Porto dos Carneiros was an important harbor where the first livestock arrived and agricultural goods were exported. The main sources of wealth…

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