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Family trip to Pico Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Pico Island will please active children who are ready to try something new with their parents every day. There are a lot of quite interesting architectural attractions that will definitely interest babies with its unusual constructions. Boys and girls will enjoy visiting the Fort of Santa Catarina, the only preserved fortification on the island since the 15th century. You should definitely visit the Regional Pico Museum with your child, which tells about the history of the settlement of the island, the life and customs of local residents. The Museum presents a variety of exhibits, from weapons to tools and stuffed animals that lived and live on Pico.
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One more interesting entertainment for every child is a visit to the Whaling Museum. Note that this is quite a specific institution and small children may simply not understand why people used to kill sea giants. Be sure to visit Calheta de Nesquim and show the Church of St. Sebastian of the 16th century to your child. São Mateus is the beautiful Church of St. Matthew built in the late 19th century. Be sure to take the time to walk in Lajes do Pico and Madalena. There are preserved ancient houses, churches, office buildings and cobbled streets on their territory.
If your child is strong enough and loves long walks, it is possible to make a real conquest of the volcano with him. There is a fallen asleep Pico volcano, which height is 2300 meters. It will take at least 4 hours to climb the volcano, but you can show the child how is changing the flora with increasing of height, and beautiful lava flows on your way to the top. You will see a real crater of the volcano at the top of the mountain. If desired, you can spend a night right on Pico and in the morning meet the dawn with the child. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Your child is not afraid of closed space? Then go to Gruta Das Torres, a well-researched cave where you can explore more than four hundred meters of underground halls and narrow corridors with your child, mostly appeared due to volcanic activity. If your child understands English, you can watch the movie about the cave, which is shown in front of the entrance. If you wish, you can explore the caves Gruta do Frei Matias Oeste I, Silveira, Montanheiros and nearly two dozen caves located on the island.
Be sure to take your child on a tour to the habitats of whales and dolphins near Pico. Recently, the island lived at the expense of whaling and then there were many giant mammals in its waters. Over the past thirty years, the number of local whales has only increased, so that the child will have a rare opportunity to observe the life of these amazing creatures with his own eyes. In the summer months, you can also go swimming with dolphins, which are not afraid of people here. Moreover, you can swim close to dolphins and even pet and feed them.
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If your child knows how to scuba dive, he can go either to whales and dolphins or to the coral reef, where he will see the rich underwater world. You can also show to your child how to swim with a mask and snorkel because the local secluded lagoon is perfect for snorkelling. Young naturalists will like the idea to travel to the national parks of the island -Caveiro and Mistério da Prainha. There are many hiking and cycling trails. It is worth visiting unusual strata of lava, which can be seen in Mistério da Prainha, Mistério das Bandeiras and Mistério de São João. The largest lava flow is called Arcos do Cachorro and it is literally riddled with caves to the coast.
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The bracelet issued by the administration allows you to establish the place of their stay at any time. The local currency “kidzo” is issued to everyone. It permits you to participate in recreational activities and attractions. Those wishing to receive the currency have to earn it through either a physical or mental exercise or in any case both. Special clothes and accessories are provided in accordance with the types of occupation. Kids and adults alike master about 80 specialties, among which are: Cooks, Surgeons, Firemen and even air-control managers. The activities introduced are realistic in nature. Children are let in on the rules of polite communication, learning accuracy and kindness, in a relaxed and fun process. The territory is equipped with everything you would need. Such things as ​​supermarkets, financial and medical institutions, catering establishments, a beauty salon and a post office are represented in this small town. … Open
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Interesting places to visit with children around Pico Island

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Pico Island - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Pico Island, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Pico Island for families with children.
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