Pico

The island of Pico owes its name to a majestic volcanic mountain, Pico Mountain, which culminates in a pronounced peak, Pico Pequeno or Piquinho. This is the highest mountain in Portugal and the third largest mountain that emerges from the Atlantic, reaching 2,351 meters above sea level.
The Pico offers visitors a wide variety of tourist attractions, connected to the sea. Whale watching allows dolphins and great whales to pass by and visit the archipelago of the Azores.
Pico also has great fame and tradition linked to wine production. The Pico Vineyards, classified since 2004 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, produce high quality wines and their tasting is “mandatory” for those who visit the island of Pico.

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Pico wine among the best in Portugal

Over a thousand wines and sparkling wines were tasted and evaluated. Of these, a total of 68 were awarded, most notably the Douro region, which won 28 awards. The “Passion for Prestige Wine” award went to eight producers. Among them, three red wines, all DOC Douro: Costa Boal Homage Douro red Grande Reserva 2011, from Costa Boal Family Estates; Quinta …

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What to eat in São Miguel

Furnas stew It is the most popular dish in São Miguel. The stew is a mixture of meats – pork, chicken and beef – sausage and vegetables. What distinguishes it from a traditional stew is that it is cooked underground by volcanic steam and without water. It is a meal prepared by Mother Nature! On the banks of Lagoa das …

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Bathing in hot springs

Although the Azores are bathed in relatively warm waters, it can still be a little cold. The good news is that there are warm waters where you can take a dip, get a massage with hot natural water or just relax and meditate.   These hot springs are common on the island of São Miguel. Poça da Dona Beija, Caldeira …

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