Some of the first settlements of Faial were actually in Cedros, surprisingly as Cedros does not have an easy direct access to the sea. Probably it was due to the fertile lands which can be found on the north side of Faial, probably because the place was well protected from pirates. The parish of Cedros has 900 inhabitants and the village stretches all along the regional road.
What to do in Cedros
Cedros is the perfect place to enjoy the views over the Atlantic.
The slopes of Cedros are nice for hiking, you can access from Cedros the Levada trail far up the mountains. Or you can take a swim in the natural pools of Porto da Eira.
Check out the old whale lookout next to the cheese factory.