Known as the “blue island”, the island of Faial has a culture with a strong connection to the sea. Thus, there are plenty of activities to refresh yourself on a sunny day in Faial.
Porto Pim Beach, surrounded by green vegetation, is a great beach with fine, white sand and calm, clear waters. It is one of the most sought after attractions on the island. You can also bathe at Praia do Almoxarife, a dark sandy beach often used for sea sports. This is considered one of the longest beaches of the Azores, stretching over about 5km. The beach is also equipped with several support infrastructures.
Cetacean and dolphin watching
Being synonymous with the ocean, the island of Faial is a perfect place for whale and dolphin watching. The season between May and October is usually the most active time in this field, but it is possible to do it outside this period. It is truly an experience not to be missed, much less with favorable weather.
Sailing is a traditional activity on Faial Island and there are several tour operators that can help you practice this activity. So, when the weather is on your side, don’t miss the opportunity to get an authentic Faial experience.
It is a crater about 400 meters deep and 2 km wide. Classified as a Natural Reserve, it is flanked by hydrangeas and many other rare species of flora. Its descent is only possible with a certified guide, but you can always choose to walk the trail (PRC04 FAI) that surrounds it, where you will come across beautiful views.
This marina is characterized by its iconic paintings depicting the vessels of various yachtsmen and sailors. It is said that these paintings bring luck to the sailors during their trips at sea. From here you can get a fantastic view of Pico island and its mountain.