Faial Island is part of the central group of the Azores, and offers good walking trails. The views from the caldera – the extinct volcano that created the island – are spectacular. The capital, Horta, is a base for whale watching trips to see species which include sperm and fin whales, plus bottlenose and Risso's dolphins.
- Where: Central Islands
- Ideal for viewing: bottlenose dolphin, pilot whale, Risso’s dolphin, sperm whale, sei whale
- Excellent for: Just Conservation, Whale watching, Dolphin watching