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Sao Roque do Pico

For a relaxed holiday by the ocean, there is no better place than São Roque do Pico. There, natural pools made of lava rocks are prominent and there is enough for everyone. Sometimes, whales and dolphins are spotted in the canal between São Jorge and Pico islands.

About Sao Roque do Pico

If you love the ocean then São Roque do Pico is a perfect place for you. It is filled with magnificent natural pools of crystal clear waters between lava rocks. The temperatures are nice all year round in the Azores, but summer is the best to swim in the calm ocean.

Those pools sometimes are filled with a great diverse marine wildlife, so don’t forget your mask and snorkel to explore a rich underwater world.

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Nature & Geology

In São Roque do Pico you can see one of the most beautiful lakes called Lagoas do Capitão, with a great view over pico Mountain. Surrounded by beautiful vegetation, a visit to Capitão lake will look like a timeless pause to breathe in an unpolluted place with incredible views.

From there, whalers used to embark on a dangerous adventure to hunt whales for the economy of the island. This tradition that sustained the island ended at the end of the 20th century, with the last whale caught in Pico.

Experiences and Tips

The region of São Roque is amazingly beautiful. Its colors, atmosphere, and its natural beauty are obvious. It is also a place of great geological interest. Indeed there are several volcanic pieces of evidence like the dark soil made of volcanic rock, contrasting with the green landscape and the blue ocean.

There are also some wonderful trails such as Caminho dos Burros or Santa Luzia, and the good news is that Futurismo can show it all to you on a guided tour. Our local guide knows everything about the history, culture, and nature of the islands and will be happy to share some interesting stories with you.

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    How to get to Pico Island?

    You can get to Pico Island by sea and air. Atlântico Line ferries offer several daily connections to other islands of the Azores archipelago (most of them with the “neighbor” islands of Faial and São Jorge – especially during the summer months).

    By air, Sata/Azores Airlines and TAP Portugal offer regular direct flights to Pico with prices varying a lot in-between seasons.

    What to do in Pico Island?

    As you may have already understood, Pico Island is full of beautiful places to explore and an extraordinary cultural patrimony to be discovered.

    We offer a great number of experiences (cultural or adventures) on Pico Island that should not be missed. Have a look and get in touch with us by chat, email, or phone if you need some kind of help on deciding what to do first.

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