TERCEIRA, A Party Island

    Sanjoaninas Parade: The Sanjoaninas, a festival dedicated to Saint John, when the locals fill the streets of Angra do Heroísmo for ten solid days during the month of June.


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Photo by Azores Tourism


By Leila Monteiro Lins | Photos by Teresa Oliveira

TERCEIRA Island is one of the largest islands of the archipelago, with a population of 56,000 inhabitants. It is the location of Angra do Heroísmo, the Azores’ oldest city and a UNESCO Heritage Site. There is always a celebration taking place. An example is the “Beach Parties”(Festas da Praia) that take place in Vitoria Beach in early August. The island`s entertainment includes musical and cultural events throughout the year.

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Casa dos Açores tourism concept

According to Gilberto Vieira, president of the Association of Rural Tourism, Casa dos Açores offers rural tourism and authentic accommodation for those looking to explore the Azores in its essence. Contact the owners and ask about the origins of the archipelago.





Angra do Heroísmo:

The only city of the archipelago that has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Angra do Heroísmo is not one, but many cities. The city was shaped by a combination of European, American and Asian influences. The importance of its past, despite the damage caused by the 1980`s earthquake, is reflected in its churches and monasteries.



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Biscoitos natural pools :

The beautiful natural pools of Biscoitos are located on the nothern part of Terceira Island, and considered one of the most attactive summer resorts on the island.






Where to Stay: Casa Ti’Jose Borges: (351) 295-517-367 | ti.joseborges@hotmail.com | www.tijoseborges.com Quinta do Martelo: (351) 295-642-842 | quintadomartelo@quintadomartelo.com | www.quintadomartelo.com

Where to Eat: O Pescado: (351) 295-513-495 | (351) 925-470-294 | jcosta@jac.pt Sabores do Chef: (351) 295-512-876 | (351) 965-708-202 | sabordochef@gmail.com


DISCOVER magazine’s press trip was hosted by the Azores Promotion Board. 

Leila Monteiro Lins

Leila Monteiro Lins has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and marketing, including media relations, event planning and the development of communication strategies. In April 2010, LML launched Discover Brazil magazine (www.discoverbrazil.ca) in Canada with the goal of making Brazil better known in North America.

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