PICO ISLAND

Pico Island is located in the central group of the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean.

It is the second largest island of the archipelago and owes its name to its majestic and imposing mountain with 2351 meters high, the highest point in Portugal.

This Island is considered one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal and has a wide range of places, landscapes and activities you will not want to miss!

By renting a car, you can move around the island and visit all the tourist attractions.

In addition to the many activities you can carry out in the Island there are several points of natural, architectural, cultural and gastronomic interests that you cannot miss on your holidays.

All over the island you can see the vine cultivation, particularly in the Wine Museum, Wineries and especially in Lajido of Santa Luzia and Lajido of Criação Velha, in the north and east respectively, which was in 2004 ranked as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Whaling is another major activity which is still a main attraction in the island, namely through the museums of whaling and of the whaling industry. It was once one of the main population livelihoods and has now been transformed into whale watching, a fantastic experience that you should try. For those who like adventure, you can also go diving with whales and dolphins!

You can also visit the Cave of the Towers (Gruta das Torres), which is the largest lava tube in Portugal.

For nature lovers, the natural park of Pico Island is another interesting point where you can observe the different flora and fauna of the Azores and where you can also walk through several tracks and let yourself be fascinated by nature.

Houses in Pico - houses for rent in Pico IslandBesides all this you’ll have the opportunity to taste the delicious local cuisine, specially fish and seafood dishes, including the famous Fish Stew.


View this island fleet.