The Blue Island , Faial Island Azores
Direct Flights From Lisbon Daily
From Boston/Toronto Direct to Azores with Connecting 30 Minute Flight to Horta
Rental Price $ 800.00/Month based on 12 month rental
Oceanview Property .6 Acre (138ft x 138ft x 138ft x216ft)
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This .68 Acre property has been in the family for over 100 years that will be rented fully furnished. This is located on the main road of the island and 30 minutes from the Horta International Airport. Local Bus Service is at your door. Downtown is 20 minutes away. One of Islands Best Restaurants is a 5 minute walk from this home. Local bakery is 5 minutes away. Ocean Swimming is a short walk to the local port.
More about Faial
Faial is one of 9 Azorean Islands, almost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The island is situated approximately 1500 km from the European coast and 3900 km from the North American coast. The size is about 21 km in length and 14 km across at its widest point.
The highest point of Faial is the Cabeço Gordo with an altitude of 1043 meters. The Caldeira, one of the island’s greatest attractions, is an enormous crater about 2 km in diameter and 400 m. deep, surrounded by blue hydrangeas and lush vegetation. There is a trail around the top that's about 8 km's around.
Faial’s population is approximately 16,000 inhabitants.
The closest island to Faial is Pico, just 6 km away and a ferry maintains the connection several times a day. The crossing will take just 25 minutes with the classic boat or 15 minutes with a fast catamaran. Pico boasts the highest mountain in Portugal with 2351m.
The Azores have a temperate maritime climate, agreeable temperatures and high humidity rate. This translates into mild winters, no snow or ice and the temperature during the wintertime is around 15ºC. The summers are warm with July and August as the hottest months and a temperature of around 25º-30ºC. The weather changes can be very quick, it is said that the Azores can have 4 seasons in one day… The view of rain showers moving across the ocean can be spectacular. And sometimes hilarious, if a sailboat is caught in a small rain shower and they move at the same speed, while outside the rainy area the sun is shining… It goes without saying that the sunsets are of a very special quality, with no pollution to disturb the air.
Due to its mild climate and high humidity vegetation is of a tropical and semi tropical kind. We have banana trees in abundance, avocados, pineapples, guava, passion fruit, custard apple (cherimoyo), tree tomatoes, loquats, figs, plums, pears, apples, lemons and limes, tangerines and mandarins. The flowers are in such abundance, these are just a few: blue hydrangeas, wild ginger, belladonna, honeysuckle, jasmine, hibiscus, tibouchina and strelitzia.
The Azores were discovered in the first half of the 15th century. In 1460-1468 Flemish travelers settled on Faial in a picturesque valley behind Horta now called Flamengos. Cedros was inhabited by settlers from the north of Portugal. Agriculture and the production of pastel were the main activities on the island. The development of whale hunting brought the whaling fleets to Horta during the 18th century. And in 1833 Horta became a city. In 1876 the port of Horta was constructed and in 1919 the first hydroplane to cross the Atlantic made a stop in Horta’s harbor. Due to the excellent geographical position of the island several countries installed intercontinental underwater cable stations on Faial.
In 1957 the Capelinhos volcano erupted. The principal crater is situated 1 km from the west end of Faial. The volcano remained active for 13 months and deposited millions of tons of black ash on the island. Two small islands in front of the coast rose out of the ocean to become connected with the mainland, now a National Park and one of the most visited places of Faial. A remarkable underground museum has been constructed with information about volcanos in general and the Capelinhos in particular.
Horta is the main town on the island and only 30 minutes distance by car from our property.
Whale watching boats are stationed in Horta as well as Scuba diving Adventures. Other water activities are a glass bottom boat, sailboat, coastal sightseeing and deepsea fishing.
There are numerous restaurants in Horta, an open market, supermarkets, museums, the banks and post office.
A famous festival the first week of August is very popular and attracts many people from other islands, the continent or tourists.
Inter-island ferry service is several times a day to Pico and S.Jorge and scheduled voyages to the other islands are available as well.
Faial has so many different swimming areas, more than any other of the Azorean Islands.
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