A summer day in Pico island is full of possibilities. Read on to find out some of the places to visit.
Due to the abundance of basaltic rock of volcanic origin in Pico Island, it is rich in natural pools with clear waters of mild temperatures, perfect to enjoy a sunny day. Among these are:
São Roque do Pico Natural Pools – Located on the north coast of the island, in the Municipality of São Roque do Pico. As the name implies, it has natural pools, with crystal clear, calm waters;
Bathing Area of Lajes;
Madalena Bathing Area – One of the most sought-after bathing areas on the island, this beach, overlooking the island of Faial, consists of several natural pools of crystalline water with mild temperatures;
Piscinas do Cais – This coastal water consists of a set of natural pools flanked by volcanic rocks. The space has support infrastructures and a small garden in the surroundings;
Furna de Santo António – It has two artificial seawater pools and is located relatively close to Piscinas do Cais;
Pico island is one of the Azores islands with more official bathing areas, so with good weather, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the day.
Located in São Roque do Pico municipality, Capitão Laggon is the largest lagoon on the island of Pico, reaching 820 meters of altitude. It is surrounded by Macaronesian endemic vegetation and, with its high elevation, it is possible to have a breathtaking view over Pico Mountain as well as over São Jorge island.
Alternatively, if you are an adventure lover, you can follow the Lagoa do Capitão trail (PR13PIC), which will take you through a path that will allow you to observe several endemic plant species.
Did you really think we wouldn’t recommend a visit to the island’s most emblematic site? Pico Mountain is the highest mountain in Portugal, measuring about 2351 meters in altitude. Climbing to its summit is a challenge that many adventurers face, even though it is extremely demanding. The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking, and in good weather you can get a panoramic view over the whole island, as well as the other islands of the central group of the archipelago (Faial, São Jorge, Graciosa and Terceira).