1 of the Best Beaches in Azores

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  • Praia Formosa (Azores)
    Carlos Luis M C da Cruz

    Praia Formosa is probably the best (if not only) beach on the Azores island of Santa Maria. Given that there really aren't any other options in terms of beaches on this island it is fortunate Praia Formosa is such a gem.

    The sand is fine and almost white and the backdrop of lush green hillsides and cliffs is stunning. Towards the middle of the beach are the ruins of the fort of São João Baptista. At the eastern end there is a campsite.

    Given its location there is no shortage of...



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Rising straight out of the Atlantic Ocean around 1,500Km off the coast of mainland portugal is the Azores (Açores) archipelago. Volcanic in origin the chain stretches nearly 600Km and comprises of nine significant islands and eight...