PICO ISLAND

 

Azores Golf

 


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 • ALENTEJO
 • ALGARVE
 • LISBON
 • COSTA PRATA
 • PORTO
 • TRANSMONTANA
 • MADEIRA
 • AZORES

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Azores Golf
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 • CORVO
 • FAIAL
 • FLORES
 • GRACIOSA
 • PICO
 • SANTA MARIA
 • SÃO JORGE
 • SÃO MIGUEL
 • TERCEIRA


 

Welcome to Pico Island

With many delightful courses in the Azores, pure coastal breeze from the Atlantic ocean, great fresh gastronomy and fantastic weather conditions, the Azores is a Golf Bliss for most golfers.

 


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Pico Description

Pico island is 42 kilometres long and 15 kilometres wide with a population of 15.500, dominated by its mountain Pico that rises majestically to a height of 2.351 meters above sea level. It is the highest point in the whole of Portugal's territory and as such it is best seen from the neighbouring islands to be best appreciated. Many visitors enjoy the very challenge climbing this peak which can be capped in snow in winter and is quite demanding. A guide is always recommended who will arrange permission beforehand for a climb to take place. Once at the peak the view is spectacular. The capital town Madalena lies on the west side and only 7 kilometres across the water from the Ilha do Faial making a days outing worth while.

Two places are devoted to the history of Whale Hunting, the Museu dos Baleeiros at Lajes do Pico where examples of the boats and equipment are well recorded. From this town visitors can enrol in a "whale watching" 3-hour trips where they are taken in groups by boat to view the now free whale life in its natural role. The other place is the extinct whale processing factory Fabrica da Baleia at São Roque do Pico. The very hard and strange life of men working at whale catching has been captured on film with poetic starkness by the Portuguese cinema and its photographers. A trip around the island will expose the visitor to the strange sight of molehills made of lava which local inhabitants have used for construction of homes and walls to protect fields or to shelter vines. The island is taking steps to improve its wine quality and production in order to build up again an international trade. The local wine once reached great fame in the Russian court in the time of the Tsars.

There is an airport and access by boat can be made from Ilha de São Jorge, Ilha Terceira and Ilha do Faial.

Pico Map
Azores Map - Central Group (Faial, Graciosa, Pico, São Jorge, Terceira)

Pico Weather


Pico Information
800 296 296 - Support to Tourists
292 679 300 - Fire Brigade
292 672 410 - Police
292 642 328 - Emergency Treatment
292 642 328 - Tourist Office
112 - SOS

Pico Events
Festa do Bom Jesus - 6th August
Festa dos Baleeiros - Last Sunday in August
 

Pico Houses

Pico Coastline

Pico Village

Azores Islands
Corvo · Faial · Flores · Graciosa · Pico · Santa Maria · São Jorge · São Miguel · Terceira

 


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