On São Miguel, after the panoramic view of Madrugada, a small path leads onto the beach of Lombo Gordo, right to the base of the cliffs. You can also visit the longest beaches of the archipelago. Also worth a mention are Porto Pim, Praia do Almoxarife and Praia do Norte on Faial. The temperature of the water varies between 16°C and 22°C all year round.
Faial Island is one of the 9 islands that make up the Azores archipelago. It stretches out 13 miles from north to south and 9 miles from east to west.© aldorado10 / 123RF
Faial, known as the blue island, and São Miguel are among the most beautiful and most visited islands in the archipelago. Visitors can spot whales and other cetaceans off their coasts.© Eyewave / 123RF
From Faial's beaches, you can admire the superb volcanic cone of Pico.© Manuel Ribeiro / age fotostock
This escarpment is located in the west of the island and was formed by a volcano, the Capelinhos.© Carmen Mair / age fotostock
Thanks to the impressive waves, São Miguel's beaches are very popular with tourists who enjoy surfing.© Ute Esch / age fotostock