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The islandgroup Acores , consists of 9 islands. Sao Miguel , Santa Maria , Terceira , Graciosa , Sao Jorge , Pico , Faial , Flores and Corvo . My visit were to the main island Sao Miguel , and this page is about that island . The island group is situated almost in the middle of the North East Atlantic ocean .All the islands origns from vulcanic activity , moswt of them are today not active , only 10 are still active.

Ponta Delgada is the largest city on the islands 20600 inh. It became Capital in 1546 , after a earthquake in 1522 had destroyed the former Capital Villa Franca Do Campo. Ponta Delgada is the economical and administrative center of the Acores , and the President has his official residence there.

The islands are very fertile , green and beautiful . Tourisme has not yet overrun the islands . Crime is almost none excistant , and a traveller will feel very secure there , one of the last peaceful places on earth.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Safe , friendly , cheap and beautiful.
  • Cons:None .
  • In a nutshell:Almost the garden of Eden.
  • Last visit to Região Autónoma dos Açores: May 2003
  • Intro Written May 21, 2003
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  • anniebella's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Hi Fred, Your photos are beautiful...we are planning a trip for next Sept. to the Azores. Do you know if that is a good time of year to see the whales and dolphins?

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2006 at 2:53 PM

    A friend visited here recently an loved it. Well written tips thanks

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2005 at 4:38 AM

    This seems to be a lovely area to visit. Thanks for the virtual tour. Interesting tips especially liked the one about the xmas tree.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2005 at 6:30 AM

    Gorgeous countryside. Well done page. We have many people from this area in my state in Bristol, Rhode Island.

  • yelli's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2005 at 10:50 PM

    I've never heard of this place, but I would like to go one day

  • zumodemango's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2004 at 1:39 PM

    very nice place! it's seems fantastic...

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2003 at 12:25 PM

    Superb page. I enjoyed. Txs

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