FAIAL, the most cosmopolitan island of the Azores

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By Leila Monteiro Lins | Photos by Teresa Oliveira 

FAIAL is probably the most cosmopolitan of the central islands and also one of the most beautiful, rising gently through pastureland to the main crater. It has become the stopping place for transatlantic sailors.


 Capelinhos Volcano 


20FA_Capelinhos Vulcano By Antonio Cunha
This rare, arid and volcanic beauty resulted from the 1957 eruption. The Capelinhos Volcano was active for a year and increased the size of Faial Island by 2.4 km2. In addition to the extraordinary lunar landscape, there is also an Interpretation Centre that provides explanations for the geological genesis of the Azores. Photo by Antonio Cunha. 



Peter Café Sport & Scrimshaw Museum 





Scrimshaw Museum is a private collection belonging to the owner of the popular Peter’s Café. Over a 100 pieces are exhibited here, engraved with beautiful sailing boats,seductive mermaids, scenes of whale-hunting, etc.





Where to Eat:

Genuino Restaurant: (351) 292-701-542 | genuino@genuinomadrugada.com| www.genuino.pt
Peter Café Sport: (351) 292-392-897 | info@petercafesport.com | www.petercafesport.com

Where to Stay:

Hotel Horta: (351) 292-208-200 | reservahotelhorta@gmail.com


Leila Monteiro Lins

Leila Monteiro Lins has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and marketing, including media relations, event planning and the development of communication strategies. In April 2010, LML launched Discover Brazil magazine (www.discoverbrazil.ca) in Canada with the goal of making Brazil better known in North America.

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