Travel to Faial
When travelling to Faial you always have to keep in mind that you are visiting a small island which lies halfway in between Europe...
The Azores are an archipelago of nine islands, Faial is part of the central group made out of Faial, Pico, São Jorge, Graciosa and...
Faial and the sea
Unsurprisingly for an island situated in the middle of a vast ocean, the sea is determinating the life on the island. Faial and the...
The geography of Faial
Like all the islands of the Azores, the geography of Faial is dominated by the volcanic origin of the island and the subtropical climate...
The history of Faial
The beginnings The history of Faial dates back to 1375 when the island first appeared on the Catalan Atlas, at the time named Ilha de...
Pico, the mountain
Pico island is most famous for Mount Pico. Pico, the highest point of Portugal, is a dormant stratovolcano rising 2351 meters above sea level....
São Jorge, cheese and headlands
São Jorge is famous for its cheese and its headlands, the so called Fajã's. It is probably the most underrated of all Azorean Islands....
Graciosa, the white island
Graciosa, the white island is the second smallest among the Azorean islands. Its landscape is marked by gentle volcanic hills and, unlike the other...
Terçeira, the third island
Terceira was the third island to be discovered, thus its name. Terceira is very popular among tourists from the mainland Portugal, mainly due to...
São Miguel, the green island
When you are visiting the Azores for the first time, it is very likely that São Miguel is your destination. When you airplane is...
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