São Roque do Pico

Second Council to be created in "Island mountain", São Roque received foral in 1542, from the hands of King John III. In the village live, currently, approximately 1400 inhabitants and the entire municipality (144 km2) live little more than 3700 people, a number that is less than half the population of the mid-19th century. The constant natural phenomena and the low productivity of the territory are in the genesis of immigration to other lands, in particular, to North America. Who opted to stay in this town on the northern coast of the island of Pico, continued to work in agriculture or learned to labor in the whaling industry. More recently, with the end of Whaling, tourism began to manifest, but still very incipient. São Roque, however, deserves a thorough visit. The hotel offer, based on rural tourism houses, offers all the comfort and tranquility to relax. The beautiful natural landscapes, ponds and Belvederes offer "portraits". The village of São Roque, with the mountain as a backdrop, keeps the peace of other times and provides hiking for its lengthy coastline, gardens and natural pools. Finally, the Santa Luzia area allows contact with the traditional culture of the vine, in 2004 the heritage of humanity.

What to do in São Roque do Pico

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Lava Homes
Lava Homes

As Lava Homes são uma pequena "aldeia" turística plantada na Terralta, na Ilha do Pico. Com um enquadramento paisagístico único, é um tesouro escondido à esper…

Casa das Barcas
Casa das Barcas

At the foot of a mountain is this manor, dating from the 17th century and classified as Building of public interest. This is a very nice house, with just two r…

Casa da Estrela
Casa da Estrela

Small house located in the Centre of the parish of Santa Cruz, about two kilometres from the sea, offering beautiful views of the ocean and Mount Pico.

Near São Roque do Pico

Madalena

Madalena


The municipality of Madalena is the youngest of the three counties in Pico island. It was in the year of 1723 that this third municipality and the ne…

Lajes do Pico

Lajes do Pico


Lajes do Pico is one of the three counties that make up the island of Pico. It has around 4800 inhabitants, of which 1800 are located in the village …