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Family trip to Ilha do Faial with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Salto do Prego Ilha do Faial is one of the islands of the Azores Archipelago. You should come here with a family. The climate is quite comfortable on the island. There is no intense heat here. Therefore, you do not have to worry about the fact that the child will overheat or get sunburn. There are interesting activities for family members of any age on Ilha do Faial. There are beaches here. You can sunbathe or enjoy water sports on them. Nature is beautiful here. You can walk all day. There are many architectural and natural attractions here. Whales and dolphins swim up to the shore.
Ilha do Faial is the leader of the archipelago by the number of attractive beaches. There are parts of the coast with white sand and exotic beaches with black sand and secluded coves, as … Open
First of all, you should go for a walk through the streets of the city of Horta. It is the capital of the island. The Punto Furada district will be especially interesting for children. It is located on the coast. Exploring the numerous caves is also sure to be enjoyed by young travelers. These caves were formed as a result of a volcanic eruption. Unusual relief, as descended from the pages of a fairy tale or a fantasy novel, will interest children of primary school age. They will feel like pirates and explorers on the shore.
Ferries depart from the pier to Pico Island. A stunning view of the volcano of the same name opens here. The streets of Horta are narrow and paved. However, it is worth considering that the roads are constantly going up and down. Therefore, you are unlikely to be able to take a long walk with a young child. There are always many yachts of different sizes and colors at small marinas. You and your child should definitely view them. Copyright
Apartment hotels are widespread on the island, while beach hotels are very popular among tourists. One of the most upscale hotels on the island is Fayal Resort situated in the secluded area … Open
There are many unusual churches and ancient buildings in the Horta. This walk will be not only interesting but also informative for students. You should visit the São Francisco Church and Porto Pim. It is worth visiting the exposition of the museum of church art with school-age children.
The Rock The kids will be bored in this museum. However, you definitely need to walk with a small kid along a long road. It runs along the coast. The baby can sleep in a stroller in the shade of trees or explore nature with his parents and enjoy the beauty of the island. An unusual attraction of the port of Horta is the drawings. The crews of ships entering the port draw them. Children will be interested to view them, as well as inscriptions in different languages of the world.
There are no large stores or shopping centers on Faial. You should go shopping at the farmers' market or small shops in Horta. There are souvenir shops in almost every village. The Mercado … Open
Porto Pim is one of the best beaches for families with young children. The sea is calm and the sand is light here. Castelo Branco is another private beach with small waves. Conditions for sunbathing and building sandcastles are excellent here. Comprido Beach is an excellent choice for a family holiday. The diversity of marine fauna is its feature. You can see various fish and shellfish almost at the shore. You can invite children to go snorkeling and watch marine life under the water.
You should go with the children in the village of Cedros to acquaint them with the culture and lifestyle of the locals. This is one of the few remaining areas where you can see the truly traditional life of the islanders, taste local dishes, and buy handicrafts.
Ilha do Faial is the volcanic island situated in the heart of the Azores archipelago. It constantly attracts yachtsmen from all over the world, as well as fans of beach recreation and … Open
You definitely need to go to the aquarium with your family. It is located in the Horta. This is not an ordinary aquarium. It is organized by marine biologists. You can see the fish that live in the coastal waters of the island. It is worth noting that the fish are sold. So you can buy any inhabitant for a home aquarium.
Ilha do Faial You should definitely visit the Caldeira Nature Reserve. This is the perfect place to explore the island's nature. However, it is worth noting that you will not have the opportunity to walk here. Only organized guided tours are available here. However, you can come with a child of any age here.
Ilha do Faial cuisine is based on the traditions of Portuguese cooking and seafood, of course. Fish and seafood are the basis of most of the national dishes of the Azores Archipelago. You … Open
You should also visit the Peter Cafe & Scrimshaw Museum. This is a small maritime museum. You can see here unusual carved miniatures of sperm whale teeth and whale bones, various coins, and gear. You will also have the opportunity to get acquainted with the marine industry of the island. It will be interesting for children, especially boys, here. There's a nice bar on the ground floor. You can have lunch here. This place is popular with tourists. Therefore, there are usually a lot of people here. This is the only drawback of this place. The museum is located in Horta at 9 Rua Tenente Valadim.
Vista do Faial You with your child can try to climb the Capelinhos volcano. Perhaps, this is the main natural attraction of the island. The territory of the island has significantly increased due to the eruption of this volcano. Many residents lost their homes for the same reason. Today only the lighthouse reminds us of the tragedy of the mid-twentieth century. It was miraculously preserved after the eruption of the volcano. It is periodically closed due to an emergency condition. However, you can visit the museum. It is dedicated to the eruption. The museum is located under the lighthouse. It will be interesting for children to learn what a volcanic eruption is, how it happens and what its consequences are for nature and people.
The residents of the Faial are very open. They welcome guests with cordiality. They are always ready to talk and help you find the road or the address you need. Locals are not lazy even to … Open
The boys will love to explore the lava fields of the area of Norte Pequeno. Children will be able to see real extinct volcanoes in Praia do Norte. You can also go on a family boat trip to see dolphins and whales. They swim up to the coast. You can also go fishing or horse riding. Horta Regional Museum also deserves attention. Exhibits related to the history of the island, navigation, and local crafts are collected here.
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