Experiences in Faial Island


Faial Island has a wide variety of pedestrian trails.

The Caldeira

Caldeira is the main crater of Faial Island. You can not only walk around it but go all the way down as well, although you will need an official guide for the last.

Capelinhos Volcano

Capelinhos Volcano was formed during an eruption in 1957/58 becoming therefore the newest piece of Portuguese land. A visit to the Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation ..

Whale Watching

In Faial you can go Whale and Dolphin Watching (as well as turtles, rays, sharks and more if you are lucky) and also go swimming with dolphins.

Sea, beaches and natural pools

In Faial you will have a wide range of sea access points, from black sand beaches to natural pools. Immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Gulf Stream-w..

Horta and its port

In the city of Horta you can find the traces of almost 600 years of world history and the meeting point of many people.

Faial Island Natural Park

Faial island has a total of 13 protected areas, with unique biodiversity and geology. There is more in Faial besides Caldeira and Capelinhos.

Forest Parks

The forest parks are ideal for a brake. Here you will find picnic areas, BBQ areas, bathrooms and playgrounds.

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving, offshore diving,diving at night, diving with sharks, you name it. From the smallest fish to the great inhabitants of the seas, the hard thing is to cho..


Birds are part of these Islands!

Faial Botanical Garden

Faial Botanical Garden is a place dedicated to the natural history of Azorean vegetation as well as the preservation of endemic species and an orchid garden.


Along the island there are several spots to enjoy the astonishing landscapes of Faial, Pico, São Jorge, and Graciosa islands.

Other nautical activities

In Faial, there are multiple nautical activities available which you can enjoy such as inshore fishing, big game fishing, among others.

Other land activities

Activities such as horse riding, cycling, jeep tours and canyoning are available in Faial.

Visit other Islands

From Faial and all year round, it is possible to go by boat to nearby islands such as Pico (0:25h) and São Jorge (2:00h).