Hotels in Pico, Azores
The second largest island in the Azores and the most obviously volcanic, Pico offers a landscape of dramatic contrasts.
Pico is a masterpiece. It has a shoreline full of character, and an interior that looks forboding – even desolate, at least in the upper reaches of the volcano that gives the island its name, and Portugal its highest mountain (Ponta da Pico, 2,351m).
Unique beautifully designed house on the south coast of Pico. Arte da Fuga is named after the gorgeous Art of Fugue by Bach and located high above Silveira near to Lajes just 5 minutes drive from the sea, this is a truly exceptional property.
L’Escale de l’Atlantic in Pico. Beautifully located just on the outskirts of Piedade, 5 minutes walk from the pretty harbour ‘Porto do Calhau’, L’Escale de l’Atlantic is an artistic retreat run by a friendly Swiss couple who settled on Pico in 1989. The rooms all have their own individual style with lots of pretty stencilling, sea shells and mosaics.
The location of O Zimbreiro is wonderful, right at the eastern end of Pico in a lovely, quiet hamlet with picturesque ocean views. Jeremy, the owner, is from Belgium though he has lived on Pico for years and will make you very welcome.