Azores has been the first point of sailors crossing the Atlantic west-to-east for more than 500 years. It has been deemed a custom for a captain and his crew on each arriving boat to pass through one of sailing’s most legendary spots, Peter’s Cafe Sport which was opened in about 1918. Crew members looks to exchange their labor in the cafe while tourists come just to soak up the atmosphere.
Azores is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal. It is an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. There are about 9 major bodies of land that make up the Azorean islands and they are mainly clustered into 3 main groups. All of these islands have volcanic origins, and there is no record of when the islands were first settled.
It has been recorded that there have always been a good amount of earthen structures carved into the rocks on the islands used as burial sites. This island is formed right on top of a triple junction right above the world’s larger tectonic plate. This formation causes a huge fracture down the center of the island making it extremely susceptible to seismic and volcanic activity.