There are many steep hills and rugged terrain if you are in great shape riding a bike might be up your alley. This is not for the faint at heart though. You can rent a boat to travel from island to island or even a car.
Hotels near Faial Island
The best option if you’re traveling in a group and you plan to stay on Faial is to rent a house from the Houses of Capelo. They have houses that can accommodate 2 to eight people. Many of the houses offer stunning views of the sea and include all of the amenities needed for your stay. Ask for specific information about the location of the houses some are up steep cliffs or rugged hills; if you aren’t planning to rent a 4X4 vehicle there may be a problem getting to your lodging.
About Faial Island
It serves the islands of Graciosa, Terceira, Sao, Pico, Faial, and Jorge. It also provides connectivity to Lisbon. It currently serves some 190,000 passengers each year. Faial itself is a volcanic island. There is so much to see and do in Faial; on the island there is whale and dolphin watching, swimming with a dolphin, boat rides, and diving. Around the entire island, you can find many more water sports like fishing, surfing, sailing, and more. Hiking, biking or renting 4X4 SUV to travel through the many trails that cover this hilly island. You can climb the Pico Island Mountain which is 2351 meters above sea level; it will take you about 2 or 3 hours to get to the top. You can cook your lunch on Largoa das Furnas; all of the islands have an active caldera. There’s also bird watching, donkey rides, guided tours, and canyoning.
Faial Island Restaurants
Everywhere you turn there is fresh fish, there is also a large of amount of grass-fed beef. This is a meat and potatoes type area and other vegetables are, usually, not as prevalent in a meal. In Sao Jorge cheese is famous and you can get some really good fresh pineapple in Sao Miguel. Local soda Kima and Laranjada is very good. Kima is a passion fruit soda and Laranjada is an orange flavored soda. If you like beer Safres Super Bock and Esecial are all Portuguese beers with the latter being an Azorian beer. There are only two places where Tea is grown in Europe Azores and Cornwall. Enjoy freshly steep tea all over the islands.
Faial Island is a Portuguese Island that is great tourist paradise. You can join many festivals in this area such as Saint Elizabeth of Portugal and São João da Caldeira. One of the most popular festivals is Semana do Mar or otherwise known as Sea Week. The island is known for producing cheeses and other milk products as a tradition and has many place to dine.