Heloísa Malainho | EXPERIENCE CREATOR - AZORES
I'm 25 years old and I'm from the island of Flores, in the Azores Archipelago, the most western point in Europe! Raised near the sea, I used to sit at the end of the day in the harbor of my village to see whale-watching tourists return. Being a whaler's granddaughter, I have always heard tales of the adventures of the ancient whalers. I thought, "One day I'm going to be a modern-day whaler. I want to take the tourists to see the whales!".
Since always, sports is part of my life. I played volleyball for more than ten years, skated, sailed and I was a member of the scouts. I was always walking the woods and the trails and swimming in the most secret waterfalls on the island. This is how I got to know all Azores Islands and its best-hidden secrets.
In love with these pearls in the middle of the Atlantic, I decided to study Tourism. Even before I started the course, I fulfilled my dream of being a "modern-day whaler", when I started working as a tour guide and traveling between Flores island and Corvo island.
In 2016, came the opportunity to be part of the Discovery team and, as adventurous as I am, I head to the island of São Miguel. I jumped in with arms wide open and take the opportunity to be an Experience Creator, excited to welcome all who visit us. For me, this job is an art of making dreams come true!