Visiting and discovering the Azores – Pico Island

Pico, ©zak mc/Flickr

Pico, ©zak mc/Flickr

The Azores is a set of islands, most precisely nine, which are quite abundant in fish, thus providing more than enough preys to catch for the sports fishermen. The islands are also famous for the several water sport opportunities they offer such as sailing, water skiing, wind surfing and others. You can discover the underwater world by diving into the deep and clear abyss.

Explore the spectacular caves, colorful rock formations and different life forms underwater. If you are a nature lover or enthusiast you will definitely enjoy watching the unique species of shellfish and other creatures living underwater. Find out about the „Mysteries” of the island, meaning the caves cliffs resulted from volcanic activities. The island of Pico has lots of touristical sights among which we can mention the local „Mysteries”, caverns, beaches and others. Set out on an adventure! Visit the island of Pico!

“Mysteries” of Pico

As a result of submarine volcanic activity some so called “Mysteries” have come into existence at Santa Luzia, S. João, Frei Matias and Prainha. We recommend you visit all these locations and admire the masterpieces created by nature itself.

Pico Island, ©F H Mira/Flickr

Pico Island, ©F H Mira/Flickr

Sporting opportunities

As it was mentioned above the Azores islands are a perfect location for caving but not only. You might also want to try potholing in the craters and caverns around the islands. Experience and enjoy all the fascinating and unique attractions and activities the island has to offer.

Hiking opportunities at Pico Island, ©Alex [Fino] LA/Flickr

Hiking opportunities at Pico Island, ©Alex [Fino] LA/Flickr

At Pico you can dive into the deep blue sea and explore the volcanic rocks or just stay dry in the boat or shore and catch all kinds of fish species. Sadly the beaches of Pico are not sandy but if you like swimming we recommend you the natural pools which were formed by volcanic rocks over the years. The water temperature is quite pleasant and warm.

Pico, ©zak mc/Flickr

Pico, ©zak mc/Flickr

Sailing and hiking

Do you like boats? How about sailing? At Pico you can go on a sailing trip and admire the beauty of the island from afar and also visit the surrounding islands of São Jorge or Faial. Climbing is another sport which can be practiced on the island. If you like a challenge we suggest you head towards Pico itself and as you reach the summit take a look around and admire the view of the other islands in the neighborhood. On might also want to reach it before sunrise as the experience of a sunrise from Pico is unforgettable.

Sailing at sunset, ©F H Mira/Flickr

Sailing at sunset, ©F H Mira/Flickr

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