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Azores Incentive Facet São Miguel Island

Azores Incentive Facet São Miguel Island

From the 25th until 28th of July, Abreu Events Portugal conducted a site inspection to São Miguel Island in the Azores. It’s the biggest island in the Azores Archipelago, nickname the “green island” due to its volcanic landscape, flora and rich marine life. Yet, it’s an island with incredible history where locals cherish their costumes and pleasurable mix of picturesque villages. Making it a unique destination for small corporate incentive and leisure groups , moreover it has direct flights from continental Portugal, United States, Canada, UK, Spain, France and Germany.
Read below a few of the uniqueness São Miguel can add to your next incentive event:

Hotels
- Seeking for a modern oasis in Ponta Delgada, Azores Hotel is your pick. It’s a 5 stars property with 123 rooms with cheeky amenities like a “cheese & wine” corner for guests to try local wine produced in Pico Island and the famous São Jorge Island spicy cheese, an amazing rooftop terrace and a delightful restaurant serving the best of Azorean gastronomic flavors.

- The most emblematic hotel is the Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico, featuring a prime-location in the center of Ponta Delgada, facing the ocean and Marina, featuring a distinct décor that evokes a European style of Grand Hotel. Also, This luxury 5 stars property offers a total of 140 rooms, versatile meeting space and a large open terrace, with breathtaking sunset ocean views.

Restaurants
- Alcides Restaurant, a classic and iconic restaurant in São Miguel, opened since 1908. The most well-known dish is mouth melting Alcides Steak, but it also features in the menu fresh fish and seafood.
- Anfiteatro Restaurant a pearl of gastronomical experiences, as it is associated with local hotel training school. Serving a contemporary menu with local special delights, as well as, stellar views of Ponta Delgada bay.

Activities
- Canyoning, probably one of the most adventurous activities offered and takes full advantage of the island volcanic landscape, featuring large vertical canyons to beautiful walking paths, along natural lakes and colorful prairies.
- Whale watching, the Azores are considered one of the best world destinations to watching cetaceans, not only for the fact that, this magnificent animals can be seen almost all year around, but also due to the diversity of specimens with 28 different cetaceans presently referenced to Azorean waters.
- Tea Ritual, Porto Formoso Tea Factory, located in the parish of Porto Formoso, in the municipality of Ribeira Grande, on the north coast of the island of São Miguel, in the Azores., together with the “Gorreana” Tea Factory, they are the only ones of their kind in Europe to process the leaves of "Camellia sinensis" for tea production.
- Gin Library, offering the World’s Largest Private Collection of Gin and an unique opportunity to taste the local Azorean gin, Rocha Negra, as you learn about the history of the juniper. You are also welcome to taste one of others 500 different Gins on display.

 

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