Posted by: Author | January 4, 2013

Useful Web Links

Valuable Web Links

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Visit Portugal The official tourist guide advises on where to go and what to see. Includes a section on accommodation, a database of restaurants, and information on heritage, nature, golf and leisure.
Associação de Turismo de
Official Lisbon tourism bureau offers information for travellers to the region. Includes how to get there, accommodation, gastronomy, transport, sports, shopping and tourist spots.
Visit Algarve Algarve’s official tourism portal from the tourism board.

Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas Islands

Museu da Baleia da Madeira – Madeira Whale Museum The Whale Museum (Museu da Baleia) is located in the small fishing village of Caniçal, approximately 26 km northeast of Funchal and just beyond Machico. Whaling has been prohibited in Madeiran waters since 1982 and this museum, opened in 1989, whilst recording the history of whale hunting is also dedicated to the protection of the species. One of the most interesting items on display is a life-size model of a whale, set next to a small fishing boat similar to those used for hunting. The size comparison highlights the dangers faced. Other items on display include harpoons, whale teeth and jaw bones and many photos and prints. Address: Museu da Baleia, Largo Manuel Alves, Vila do Caniçal 9200-032, Madeira.
Turismo da Madeira The Official Madeira Tourism Board (Direção Regional do Turismo da Madeira – DRT) is a Regional Government Department of the Madeira Autonomous Region, administered by the Regional Secretariat for Culture, Tourism and Transport (SRT). It is a non-profit organization, which is operated and financed by the Regional Government. Address: Official Madeira Tourism Board, Direção Regional do Turismo, Avenida Arriaga,18, 9004-519 Funchal.
Madeira Ports Corporative information from APRAM – Administração dos Portos da Região Autónoma da Madeira SA (Ports Authority of the Autonomous Region of Madeira Ltd.) as management body of the port infrastructures of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Information on the Madeira ports as tourist ports. Information of interests for passengers, tour operators and shipping agents.
ANAM – Madeira Airports International Airport of Madeira. Features real time arrivals and departures information, company background and contact details.
Governo Regional da Madeira Informações sobre Madeira as actividades e notícias do governo. Incui ambiente, assuntos sociais, educação, equipamento social e transportes, plano e finanças, turismo e cultura. (Portuguese language only)
Colombo House Porto Santo Museum Exhibitions of Christopher Columbus and the history of Porto Santo island.
Universo de Memórias João Carlos Abreu Museum located in a 19th century building that lodges the collections which were donated by João Carlos Abreu.
Santo Line
Porto Santo Line operates the sea transport line between the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo.

The Azores Islands

Azores Regional Government Portal The PORTAL OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE AZORES is a portal of information and services, guided by criteria of exactness and usefulness, focused in the approximation between the population and the regional public administration, through the Internet, without looking to social, economical, racial or religious conditions.
Visit Azores Official tourism website to the Azores. Top ten places to travel, the Azores have received several nominations, by a Nature Destination of Excellence.
Trails Azores Trails in the Azores, a network of walks classified by the Regional Government of the Azores, guaranteeing safety and reassurance to walkers. A network of footpaths that has been restored and made accessible to all so that they can enjoy the landscape of the nine Azores islands
Blog: The Azores Islands The Azores Islands, website with abundant information about the Azores Islands history.
Açoreanos – Azores Online Community Azores Nation is an exclusive social network, collective blog, and content sharing site integrated with mainstream social media outlets. It was created to unite the Azorean Diaspora and fans of the Azores under a common passion to honor and preserve the spirit and culture unique to the Azores Islands and its’ estimated 2,000,000 descendants.

Cape Verde

Republic of Cape Verde Official site provides news and information about the ministries, programmes and officials.
Virtual Cape Verde Articles in English and Portuguese on topics related to Cape Verde.
The Unofficial Cape Verde Aficionados Information on the various islands focusing on what each offers for tourists.
Cape Verde Travel Information Tourist information, business listings, images, local musicians and culture, news and links.
Cape Verde Web An online tourist guide to the Cape Verde Islands. Find out about the history and culture of these fascinating tropical Atlantic islands.

East Timor / Timor-Leste

Governo de Timor-Leste The official Timor-Leste government website.
Official Web Gateway to the Government of Timor-Leste The official portal web site for the Government of Timor-Leste and acts as a gateway for providing government information and services through the Internet. It is primarily intended to act as a complimentary channel for citizens, non-citizens and businesses dealing with the Government.
East Timor Tourism Board Welcome to East Timors leading information resource, find everything you need to know about the people, culture and travel.
Immigration Service of Timor-Leste The official immigration service of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. The Service decides visas that may be granted on arrival at a border crossing, and processes applications for further visas that may be granted to people after arrival in Timor Leste in conjunction with the Consular Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Macau Tourism Macau Government Tourist Office site. Includes news stories, travel guide, entertainment listings and interactive map.
Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre A new tourist spot with cinema, cafes and restaurants, shopping mall, 360° Cafe, 180° Lounge, conference centre, theatre and exhibition hall.
Macau Tourist Guide Information on history, accommodation, transport,
entertainment, shopping and museums.
ADA Administration of Airports Ltd. An airport management company which provides global management and operational services for Macau International Airport.

São Tomé and Príncipe

Página Oficial do Governo de São Tomé e Príncipe Official page of the government of São Tomé and Príncipe (Portuguese only).
Paradise on Earth Features information about travel guides, hotel accommodations, local weather, activities, country background, and photo gallery.
Welcome to São Tomé e Príncipe Travel information. [English, German, Portuguese].
A blog about Exotic Tourism News and articles. Photogallery of Sao Tome & Principe.
Navetur São Tomé and Príncipe Local tourist agency focused on sustainable and responsible tourism. Includes travel guide, photo gallery and information about excursions and accommodation.

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