The second largest of the 9 Azorian islands, with a length of 47 km and width 16 km. Named after the Pico, the largest mountain in Portugal, with a height of 2351 meters. The mountain that defines the island: large, strong, powerfully present.
Pico, where the black lavafields with the green of the vineyards and the red earthpaths provide beautiful color contrasts. Where the green meadows with many cows and small green groves give a beautiful view.
The vulcanic fertile soil, where all kinds of fruits and vegetables grow abundantly.. . used in local dishes.
With the scent and color of the ocean everywhere, in many shades of blue. Take a dive in one of the many natural pools.
And from here beautiful views to the islands Faial and São Jorge.
And then the silence...
Experience the energy of strength and softness of this island. Authentic and pure, silence and purity, peace and simplicity. The inhabitants say: 'Faial also is beautiful, but only to see Pico from there'.
And you can experience that. Because you can also visit
Lovely, flowerly, green, irregularly round, quiet, with a length of 21 km and a width of 14 km. In the middle of the island the Caldeira, the volcanic crater. With from there views to other Azorean islands.
Horta, the main town of Faial, where we arrive by boat from Pico. The city where the seasailors moor when crossing the Atlantic Ocean. And all of them make a painting at the quay.
And then Capalinhos, the new land, created in the fifties by the natural violence of a volcanic eruption in the ocean. Lava and ash made it grow up to Faial. Grey, powerful and grand.
Immerse yourself for a day in all that Faial has to offer. To enjoy the boat back to Pico.