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Corvo

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Corvo

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Corvo is an island in the Azores. Alongside Flores it is one of the two westernmost islands in the archipelago and both represent the only Portuguese territory geographically located in North America. (Being West of the tectonic plate divide)

Understand[edit]

Smallest Island in the Azores. It has around 1000 inhabitants, 400 of them still depend on cattle raising and winery as a source of income. In 1973 the island received electricity and was given their first telephone. Previous to this date, the islanders used radio signals or smoke signals to get help from their neighboring island Flores.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

There is a small airfield in Corvo (IATA: CVU - ICAO: LPCR), with flights to Horta and Flores, usually 3 times a week.

  • SATA Air Azores [1] Is both an Airline and a tour operator locally based on the Azores. Connects Corvo with the other islands.

By boat[edit]

Coming from Flores, there is a small boat that goes to Flores (2 times a week in the winter and daily in the Summer months). The trip takes about 45 minutes.

Get around[edit]

There is a taxi service on the island. The drivers do speak some English, so they will be able to help you find anywhere you need to go and have dealt with tourists so can help you find good restaurants and other attractions.

If you plan on renting your own car be careful, livestock have the right of way so be cautious when driving.

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Caldeirão - a extinct volcanic crater that has a beautiful lagoon.

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Visit the vineyards. There are many throughout the small island but each one is slightly different. If it is the right time of the year see if there is a running of the Bulls, a traditional activity done every year in which people line the streets and watch locals who are brave enough take on a bull to see if they can outrun or get close enough to touch its horns. Be careful though, if you want to watch make sure you are sitting on a high wall or standing behind something the bull will not be able to knock down if they charge at it. People have been known to be severly injured at these events.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

There is one restaurant on the island. Corvo is very small and there aren't many commercial establishments around - it can therefore prove challenging to diversify your sources of food.

Drink[edit][add listing]

When in Portugal, try a local wine. Because of how it is made and fermented, the locally made wine has its own texture and smoothness to it that is hard to find in any other wine.

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Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

By boat from the closest island of Flores or by plane either to Flores or Horta.

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