The ideal time for those seeking sun, sea, and sand.
Summer is the main tourist season. The longer and warmer days, lower probability of rain and pleasant sea temperature attract travelers who like to spend their summers in the water.
With average temperatures ranging between 22ºC and 28ºC, traveling to the Azores in the summer, especially during the months of July and August, is (almost) a guarantee of good weather and good visibility at the main viewpoints and tourist spots. It’s the perfect time to practice water sports, like stand-up paddle, canoeing and sailing. It is a time of lively nights in the city of Horta, the traditional whaling boat regattas, typical festivities in the small Impérios
scattered around the island, events like the Semana do Mar (Sea Week) and the Festas do Varadouro (Varadouro Festival). This is, without a doubt, the liveliest time on the island, when the air is filled with human warmth and happiness.
For hydrangea lovers, June and July are the best months, when the fields and roadsides are tinted by their wonderful blue.
However, this is also the time when prices are highest for air travel, lodging, rent-a-car, and tourist activities. Restaurants can be crowded, trails, viewpoints, and points of interest more packed, and you need to pay more attention to schedules and reservations.
Sunbathing and swimming in the sea
The calm and crystalline waters combined with the pleasant temperatures are an invitation for long swims. You can choose between the island’s beaches, such as Porto Pim, Almoxarife or Fajã, or opt for the natural pools and small harbors.
A fun activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Put on your mask and fins and enjoy the pleasant water temperature and extraordinary visibility. Discover the beauty of the sea floors and the marine life that exists near the beaches, small harbors, and natural pools.
Stand-up Paddle and Kayak
During the summer the sea water in the Azores is calm and the beaches and bays become excellent places for kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding. Bring your equipment or rent it here on the island.
Get ready to discover the intensity of Azorean marine life – an authentic underwater paradise! Faial Island has several incredible diving spots. If you want to dive further away from the coast, there are several specialized companies that can take you to unique places where you can dive with manta rays, sharks and other fantastic marine animals.
Explore the ocean between the islands aboard a sailboat. Learn all about sailing, relax, enjoy the sun and the breeze on your face, and become aware of the surrounding marine life.
During the summer, due to the high temperature of the waters and the availability of food, the great blue marlin, tuna and other large species abound in our sea. Between July and October, the Azores becomes a privileged place for the practice of sports fishing.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Faial is an island with a great whale-watching tradition and it is, without a doubt, one of the most sought after activities during the summer. The sunny days, calmer sea, and abundance of sperm whales, dolphins of various types and turtles in our waters guarantee great fun. We recommend booking in advance and flexibility in your schedule.