About Pico Island

Know a little more about our island

Pico: the second largest island of the Azores, with 444.9 km2 of area and elongated shape, thanks to its 46.2 kilometers in length and 15.8 in maximum width.

Dominated by the Pico Mountain volcano in its western half, the island is 6 km away from the neighboring island of Faial and is populated by 14 148 inhabitants (data 2011). It is the most southerly island of the Central Group of the Azores Archipelago and one of the vertices of the so-called "islands of the triangle". The highest point of the island, at 2350 m altitude, is also the highest point in Portugal and is situated in Piquinho on the Mountain at 38 ° 28'07 '' north latitude and 28 ° 23'58 " longitude.