2 recommended wildlife locations.The species listed below are just a selection of those you may see.
Faial Island is part of the “Central Group” of the Azores archipelago. Just 21km in length, its narrow lanes are lined with colourful hydrangeas and the views from the caldeira – the extinct volcano that created the island – are spectacular. It’s a great place to walk and several routes are waymarked.
Ideal for viewing: Bottlenose dolphin, Pilot whale, Risso’s dolphin, Sperm whale, Sei whale
Excellent for: Just Conservation, Whale watching, Dolphin watching
Pico Island, named after the impressive volcano of Pico Alto (2351 metres) that dominates it, is one of the most beautiful of the Azores archipelago. The village of Lages de Pico is worth a visit to learn about the island’s whaling history, otherwise it is a pleasant place for walking or birdwatching.
Ideal for viewing: Sowerby’s beaked whale, Spotted dolphin, Blue whale, Minke whale, Orca