Graciosa

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Graciosa

(gräsēô`zə), island (1991 pop. 5,600), 24 sq mi (62 sq km), Angra do Heroísmo dist., in the N Atlantic, one of the central AzoresAzores
, Port. Açores [Port.,=hawks], islands (1991 pop. 241,592), 905 sq mi (2,344 sq km), and autonomous region of Portugal, in the Atlantic Ocean, c.900 mi (1,448 km) W of mainland Portugal.
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. The chief town is Santa Cruz.
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Alternatively you can hire a bike from one of the many bicycle rental shops, or for the more adventurous, ferry companies will take you to nearby Graciosa Island and to the neighbouring islands of Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
They happily ensconced themselves on Graciosa Island, in the Azores, because they found a wide range of those interactions and a lovely diversity of air masses.
A 47-year-old man and an 11-year-old girl drowned in the Canary Islands when they were swept away by waves on La Graciosa island on Thursday, AP quoted the regional government as saying in a statement Friday.
Some of them are or were classified as natural mineral water (Nunes et al., 2007) as, i) the Lombadas and Serra do Trigo CO2-rich waters, and ii) waters used for balneotherapy and balneology as Furnas, Ferraria and Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande (Sao Miguel Island), Varadouro ( Faial Island) and Carapacho (Graciosa Island).
The Mirador del Rio, created by Manrique is on the north west of the island and island and offers spectacular views of La Graciosa island. We enjoyed a break in the caf there which had beautiful brass sculptures hanging from the ceiling.
SEE: The natural caverns at Jameos del Agua and breathtaking views across to Graciosa Island.
The Clouds, Aerosol, and Precipitation in the Marine Boundary Layer (CAP-MBL) deployment at Graciosa Island in the Azores generated a 21-month (April 2009December 2010) comprehensive dataset documenting clouds, aerosols, and precipitation using the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) Mobile Facility (AMF).
The island offers exceptional sightseeing, including the natural caverns at Jameos del Agua and breathtaking views across to Graciosa Island. The local beers are lager-like, refreshing and cost pounds 1.25 for about a pint while the wine is excellent and inexpensive.