Faial is perhaps one of the most charming and cosmopolitan islands of the Azores. Its rustic landscape is dominated by the Caldeira which is a huge volcanic crater and also offers volcanic formations and the island’s highest peak, Cabeço Gordo. Of course, as this is a volcanic island, the land is rich, lush and thriving.
Faial Island is known as the ‘blue island’ because of the abundance of blue hydrangeas that bloom in the summer months - a testimony to how fertile the land here is. The island is home to ecological reserves, pristine beaches and stunning flora and fauna. There is also a fabulous selection of bird species and marine life. It is perhaps one of the most naturally beautiful islands of the Azores and thus contains 13 protected natural ecosystems.
Faial forms the first side of our island triangle during our Three Island Tour and of course, we get you out exploring.
The vibrant capital city of Horta is perhaps the most eye-catching town of the Azores offering enchanting views towards neighbouring islands and providing an ideal base for your stay.
During your time on the island, we will take you on a jeep tour to witness the volcanic Caldeira as well as the Capelo Peninsula.
Free time on the island can be spent enjoying the capital or perhaps you would prefer to go hiking; we offer some wonderful options on fabulous Faial.
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