There are no sandy beaches on Pico but for those who enjoy swimming there are delightful natural pools formed by volcanic rock. The temperature of the seawater, heated by the Gulf Stream, is always a pleasant surprise, as is the great wealth of marine fauna and flora.
For the adventurous, a trip by sailing boat is a different and exciting way to appreciate the beauty of Pico and the neighbouring islands of Faial and São Jorge.
The entire island of Pico is perfect for fishing, and you’ll be spoilt for choice of where to cast off.
Many hours of patient fishing on the island will always reward you with some varied specimens.
For those who enjoy mountaineering, why not climb Pico itself? A magnificent viewpoint from which the other four islands of the central group of the archipelago can be seen. Another suggestion is watching the sunrise from the top of Pico, a spectacular and unforgettable experience!
If action-packed holidays appeal to you, whether on land or sea, the beauties of Pico are waiting for you.