Whether through land or sea, whether looking for some rest or for adventure, visiting the Azores is finding a hidden Paradise where the time is felt in its own way and where every day is a promise of new sensations. Try some of our local experience suggestions.

Walks and guides

The Island of Faial is crossed by numerous trails and paths that lead to unique landscapes with endemic fauna and flora. You can choose from a multiplicity of paths like the Levadas trail and the descend of the Caldeira. You can try them with or without a guide.

Whale watching

The azorean ocean has been a passage point for innumerous species of whales and cetaceans, since the beginning of times. Nowadays we can observe these majestic marine creatures in their natural habitat on a boat by the shore of Faial or Pico. It is an unforgettable experience!

Diving

The Azores Islands are one of the best places in the world for diving. The pristine waters and the diversity of its marine wildlife create stunning moments of observation. If you wish to try diving for the first time you may be initiated through a diving “baptism”. If you are an experienced diver you will be able to swim among manta rays in the Princesa Alice bank.

Climbing up Pico

If you’re looking for adventure and unique experiences take a day to climb up to the top of the highest mountain in Portugal. Take the morning ferry to the neighbor island Pico and be mesmerized by the vibrant volcanic landscapes and by the panoramic view from above the clouds. You can reach the summit of the volcano with or without a guide following a clearly signposted track.

Bike Tours

You can explore the Island from one end to the other with our bikes. We love bikes and we like sharing that passion with our guests. Whether you wish to take a complete tour around the island (approximately 5 to 6 hours) or simply ride to the beach, whether you want to chill out or to exercise, biking is always a guarantee of cheerfulness and vitality.

BEACHES AND SEAPORTS

You will find countless places to lay your beach towel, get some sun and bathe in the sea along the coast of Faial. Whether you choose Porto Pim Beach – located in one of the world’s most beautiful bays – or one of our wonderful seaports like Salão or Porto Comprido near the Capelinhos Volcano, make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to bathe in the pristine Azorean waters. During summertime, the sea temperature is very comfortable and it feels perfect.