TOURISTIC INFORMATION

HOW TO GET HERE
Aerial transportation - Flight companies TAP e SATA International - is the main method of transportation to enter the Azores islands.
he connections between Islands is assured via flight - Sata Air Açores - having aerial connections with the airports of São Miguel and Terceira, and via sea by boat, that makes the connections between every island and having daily patrols between the Islands of Faial and São Jorge (we can send through e-mail several of the available schedules).

CLIMATE
Temperate maritime, it's smooth due to the influences of the sea currents. Somewhat instable, but without great variations in temperature.
The average values of the temperature in the air: 23ºC (73ºF) in Summer and 13ºC (55ºF) in Winter. The average values of the temperature in the sea water: 24ºC (75ºF) in Summer and 17ºC (24ºF) in Winter.

CURRENCY
Euro - €

WORKING SCHEDULE/SHOPPING
Most of the shops of traditional commerce are open from 9h to 18h30, closing for lunch (12h30 to 14h) and on Saturdays they stay open until 13h. On Hypermarkets the working hours go from 8h until 21h, except Sundays and holidays which they close to the public at 13h.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
Despite the temperatures by the coast being mild throughout the year, if you adventure on a hike to the Pico mountain, you should bring a sweater and a raincoat to keep yourself warm and comfortable.

LOCAIS DE INTERESSE NA ILHA
Paisagem da cultura da Vinha - classificada pela UNESCO Património da Humanidade.
Paisagem vulcânica da Ilha do Pico - que inclui a montanha de 2351metros e cerca de 350 cones de escórias basálticas, uma das 7 maravilhas naturais de Portugal.
Zona balnear «As Poças» - Piscinas naturais a escassos metros do nosso alojamento.
Formação Rochosa - O Cachorro (onde o mar penetra nos diversos túneis feitos pela erosão) na freguesia de Santa Luzia, concelho de São Roque do Pico.
Lagoas: Capitão, Caiado, Paul, Peixinho, Rosada.
Os Mistérios - ( Prainha e Santa Luzia, no concelho de São Roque) extensos campos de lava derramada por erupções vulcânicas.
Miradouros – vários espalhados pela Ilha, da Terra Alta, Corre Água, etc.
Museus: Museu da indústria Baleeira (São Roque), Museu do vinho (Madalena), Museu dos Baleeiros (Lajes do Pico), Museu da construção Naval (Santo Amaro, São Roque do Pico).
Igrejas: onde se destacam no concelho de São Roque a Igreja Matriz de São Roque, Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara.
Grutas: nomeadamente a das Torres, maior tubo lávico conhecido em Portugal com 5150metros, chegando a atingir 15 metros de altura, classificado como monumento Natural Regional.
Percursos pedestres - existem vários percursos assinalados.
Parques Florestais – Quinta das Rosas, Parques Florestais da Prainha, de Santa Luzia, de São João, etc.

WHAT WE HAVE IN SÃO ROQUE DO PICO
The town is small but it has everything one might need. Supermarket, groceries, pastries, banks, ATM's, pharmacies, fire departments, health centers, restaurants, snack-bars, gardens, kindergartens, libraries, night clubs and cafés. There are also places with free Internet access for anyone.

RENT-A-CAR
We advise renting a vehicle at least for a few days of vacation, considering how big the Island is, there are locations which are inaccessible through public transportation and these public transports have a limited number of daily patrols. The reservation should be made ahead in time because in Summer it's hard finding available vehicles. We can arrange through email the prices of the rent-a-car and make reservations, with no need to pay extra for the call.

TYPICAL REGIONAL PRODUCTS
Typical seafood menus: fresh fish or shellfish, fish brooth, stewed octopus.
Typical meat menus: "Espírito Santo" soups, rind of roast pork, soaked meat, yam with sausage.
Sweets:  "sovada" pasta, sweet rice, rosquilhas, corn bread, Eve's cake, "levedo" cake.
Cheeses.
Wines, spirit, liquor, "verdelho" and "angelica"


Climb to the Pico mountain, pedestrian outing, horse rides, bike rides, public opening schedules. Contact us for more information.