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Azores Wild Adventures

São Miguel: As lagoas mais belas para conhecer

São Miguel: The most beautiful lagoons to visit

Explore some of the most beautiful lagoons on São Miguel Island during your stay. The green and pure nature of the archipelago calls for you. Don't miss it! Read More

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Terceira

Terceira: 3 trails to explore

Terceira island is a natural paradise that offers a variety of stunning landscapes and trails for nature enthusiasts to discover. Don't miss it! Read More

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São Miguel Escapadinha a dois

São Miguel: Your next getaway for two

A getaway for two to reconnect with the green nature of São Miguel is just what you might need. Find out what you can't miss. Read More

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Especial Inverno

São Miguel Winter Special: Unmissable activities

During winter, take the opportunity to explore the pure and unique nature of Ilha Verde through exciting activities! Live new experiences with us. Read More

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Povoação

Povoação: what you can't miss

The municipality of Povoação is one of the most beautiful on the island of São Miguel. It is rich in natural beauty, but also in historical-cultural heritage. Get to know it. Read More

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Peixes-voadores

Flying fish in the Azores

What is it that flies but doesn't have wings? These are our unique flying fish which are often spotted during our whalewatching trips. Read More

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Ilha Terceira

Terceira Island: Enjoy it in autumn

Terceira Island is an authentic natural treasure in the heart of the Atlantic. Find out what you can't miss on the green island in autumn. Read More

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Parque Terra Nostra

Terra Nostra Park: A mystical place

On São Miguel Island, in the heart of the mystical Vale das Furnas, is located one of the island's main attractions: Terra Nostra Park. Read More

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Ribeira Grande

Ribeira Grande: Discover the north side

On São Miguel Island, set off on the Ribeira Grande adventure. The north side has a lot to offer its visitors. Know what you can't miss. Read More

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golfinho de risso

Risso's Dolphin

The Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus) is the smallest member of the subfamily Globicephalinae (Delphinidae). It is characterized by robust build and rounded head. Read More

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Vila Franca do Campo

Vila Franca do Campo: what not to miss

Vila Franca do Campo, on the island of São Miguel, is a wonderful municipality of unparalleled beauty. There are several attractions of this village. Get to know it. Read More

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ghost net

Bycatch and Ghost Net

The threats for the species that are so frequently observed in our visits are wide. Come get to know a little bit more about this subject with us! Read More

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ilhéu das cabras

The Ilhéus das Cabras: Discover it on Terceira

On the south coast of Terceira Island there is a hidden gem: the Ilhéus das Cabras. This is one of the places you can’t miss. Find out why below. Read More

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Açores

Azores- Its settlement before the official date

As a study recalls “The most consensual date of human colonization of the Azores is 1427”, when Gonçalo Velho Cabral arrived on the island of Santa Maria and then on the island of S. Miguel. The official date of the beginning of the colonization of the archipelago is 1449, but studies are already known that argue that the Azores were already known before, based on maps from 1339 where the islands of Corvo and S. Miguel are already marked, although with different names (Corvinaris and Caprara, respectively). Read More

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São Miguel

Summer in São Miguel: 3 unmissable adventures

Summer in São Miguel reserves new and exciting adventures for you every day! Enjoy having fun while exploring the island's verdant nature. Read More

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Foto identificação

Sperm whales’ photo-ID

When there is a need to understand a little more about the behavior and ecology of a species, it’s extremely important to be able to identify the different individuals of a certain group. Photo identification (or photo-ID) emerges to solve this problem. Read More

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Praias

São Miguel: 5 beaches to dive this summer

On the island of São Miguel there are several incredible beaches for some amazing sea and sun baths, with family, as a couple or with friends. Read More

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krill

Krill

The ocean is the greatest habitat on the planet. There are large animals such as the whale shark and the largest of all, the blue whale, which can exceed 30 meters in length. Read More

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Nordeste

Nordeste: the best in the county

Nordeste, in São Miguel, is one of the most beautiful and special places to visit on the island. The county owns beautiful nature, a land of peace and quietness. Read More

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pôr-do-sol

São Miguel: 5 places to enjoy the sunset

São Miguel Island is a true paradise of green landscapes with unique spots for you to watch the best sunset of your life! Read More

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São Miguel

São Miguel: What you can’t miss in 2023

The island of São Miguel is a green paradise with breathtaking landscapes and a holiday destination with unique characteristics. Get to know it! Read More

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Porque são as baleias tão grandes e porque é que se alimentam de animais tão pequenos?

Why are whales so massive and why do the biggest of them prey on such small animals?

Why are whales so gigantic? Being big in the ocean is a big advantage for various reasons. Read More

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Açores

Azores: 4 reasons to visit

The Azores are internationally known for their islands of incomparable nature with breathtaking natural beauties. Find out 4 reasons to visit the archipelago. Read More

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Grandes baleias

The Great Whales in the Fight against Climate Change

Our oceans are among the systems most affected by Climate Change. With rising of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations, rising temperatures, and acidification increase (due to the oxygen (O2) drop), sea levels have risen, leading to an increased risk of flooding in coastal communities, inducing other types of impacts. Read More

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Sperm whale scale

Sperm Whale Scale – Seán O’Callaghan’s PhD project for Picos de Aventura

My name is Seán O’Callaghan, and I am a PhD student based at the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC) at the Altantic Technological University (ATU) in Galway in the west of Ireland. The focus of my PhD is the sperm whale. Read More

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Furnas

Furnas: the magic valley

Furnas, on the island of São Miguel, is a place of excellence on several levels. It's the perfect place to relax and connect with nature. Get to know it with us. Read More

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Cagarro

Cory's shearwater

Who has never heard of the famous shearwaters? Perhaps the best known bird by the Azorean people and certainly the most emblematic of the archipelago! Read More

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Ilha Terceira

Terceira Island: 4 places to explore

A Ilha Terceira é a terceira maior ilha do Arquipélago dos Açores. Possui vários locais de natureza deslumbrantes para conhecer. Atente nos 4 que não pode perder. … Read More

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golfinho comum

The Common Dolphin

The common dolphin has been a punctual presence in our trips. Come learn a little bit more about this species with us! Read More

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Aventuras no outono

3 outdoor adventures in autumn

Autumn on São Miguel Island is full of adventures in nature. From the most radical to the most peaceful, just choose yours. Come have fun with us! Read More

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Vigias

Cetaceans: The importance of lookouts and seabirds for their sighting

Anyone who has done whale and dolphin watching trips or is curious about the subject, must have heard the term “lookout” or “watchman”. Read More

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Cascatas em São Miguel

4 waterfalls to visit

São Miguel Island is home to several beautiful waterfalls surrounded by pure and wild nature. Get to know the four you really can't miss. Read More

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caravela portuguesa

The Portuguese man o’war

We've all heard about it and we've all seen the portuguese man o’war, both in the water and on the beach. Read More

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Ilhéu de Vila Franca do Campo

The islet of Vila Franca do Campo

On the green island of São Miguel there is a natural treasure in its sea: the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, also known as the Princess Ring. Read More

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Picoslogia

Picoslogia

Since its beginning in 2002, Picos de Aventura has ensured that each one of its activities is enriched with knowledge and awareness of the Nature conservation. Read More

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Golfinhos Roazes nos Açores

Do we have 1 or 2 types of bottlenose dolphins in the Azores?

Bottlenose dolphins have a worldwide distribution, occupying different types of habitats, and so, for that reason, they acquire a considerable morphological variation. Read More

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As maravilhas da costa norte

The wonders of the north coast

The north coast of São Miguel Island has a special magic due to its unique characteristics both on land, its culture, and its people, and at sea, the so rich and wild northern sea. Read More

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Ponta Delgada

Itinerary in Ponta Delgada: What not to miss

The city of Ponta Delgada is the starting point for a trip to the largest island in the Archipelago. Discover what you can't miss in the capital of São Miguel Island. Read More

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Whale Watching Azores

April, a surprising month!

The month of April was also a month in which our resident dolphins, the Bottlenose and the Common dolphin, accompanied us in all our trips to the sea. Read More

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Azores

The best of the hot springs on the Green Island

São Miguel Island, also known as the Green Island, is a thermal refuge for those looking to relax their body and mind. Find out what you can't miss. Read More

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Whale Watching Azores

March sightings

In March there were days marked by bad weather and other days marked by excellent sightings! The species that we saw the most were the common dolphins that were present in all our trips... Read More

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Golfinhos

Swimming with Dolphins Guidelines

Unique and unforgettable experience, that's how we can describe this activity. As swimming takes place on the high seas, the interaction is carried out with wild animals, in harmony in their habitat. Picos de Aventura seeks to provide an incredible activity, but always in compliance with the rules and with maximum respect for animals... Read More

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Água

World Water Day

On March 22, we celebrate World Water Day, proclaimed through a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, on December 22, 1992. The purpose of this day is to raise awereness with political leaders and society to the conservation of this asset... Read More

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Whale Watching Azores

Whale-watching Guidelines

The Whale Watching activity is growing and expanding globally, becoming important not only for the tourist market, but also for the region's economy and the scientific community. The observation of cetaceans can be defined as the ... Read More

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Whale Watching Azores

February sightings

When we think about the month of February, we certainly imagine a few days of rough sea and only some diversity of species. However, this month brought us many surprises... Read More

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Avistamentos

January sightings

Despite the unfavorable weather conditions, during the month of January, we had sightings that left us speechless! … Read More

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Ciência

International Day of Women in Science

The female contribution to science begins long before Women's Day and the feminist revolution movements exist. However, the United Nations General Assembly designated 11 February as the International Day of Women in Science ... Read More

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São Miguel

In the winter, escape to São Miguel

The island of São Miguel, during the winter season, has a relatively mild climate, which allows you to fully enjoy various adventures. Discover some of the experiences that you cannot leave out of your itinerary when visiting the Green Island... Read More

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Whale Watching Azores

Sightings 2021

2021 is already gone, but the memories of fantastic sightings remain. Once again, this year was marked by the pandemic and even though we only managed to start maritime-tourist activities in ... Read More

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3 trilhos para apreciar a natureza dos Açores

3 trails to enjoy the nature of the Azores

Would you like to venture into the unique and green landscapes shaped by volcanoes in the Azores? Discover the three trails that you cannot miss on your visit to São Miguel Island. ... Read More

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5 Experiências a Não perder em São Miguel

São Miguel: 5 experiences not to be missed

São Miguel Island is a green paradise with so much to see, feel and explore. The largest island in the Azores archipelago is distinguished by its variety of breathtaking landscapes and the diversity of adventures that you can experience there. Discover 5 experiences you can't miss on your vacation in Ilha Verde. … Read More

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Artigo Os encantos da Ilha Terceira

The charms of Terceira Island

Terceira Island, located in the Central Group, is the third largest island in the Azores Archipelago. It is one of the most beautiful of the nine Azorean islands. It is there that the first place in the Azores to be elevated to the category of city is located, the capital of the island, Angra do Heroísmo. … Read More

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Artigos Os Miradouros Ilha Verde

The most beautiful viewpoints of the Green Island

The island of São Miguel, the largest in the Azores Archipelago, is a true paradise of breathtaking landscapes that blend harmoniously with the blue of the sea. Its landscapes, of volcanic origins, are distinguished by impressive shades of green and their unique natural beauty. A simple and sublime way to appreciate the wonders of Mother Nature is to contemplate them from the various viewpoints spread all over the Island. We share five that will surprise you. … Read More

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