Between the serenity of nature and the charm of the city of Horta,
Faial is the ideal place for lovers looking for a truly romantic setting.
10 Romantic experiences in Faial
Watch the sunset at the Capelinhos Volcano or Castelo Branco Hill
Enjoy an unforgettable evening watching the sun set over the sea. You can start with a hike, have a picnic, and end gazing at the stars when night falls. The Capelinhos Volcano and the Castelo Branco Hill are two of the best places to enjoy the warm end-of-day colors.
Whale and dolphin watching for two
An adventure for two in the Azorean sea. The diversity of marine life and the amazing coastal landscapes are something that will surely awaken deep emotions and a feeling of complicity. Side by side on this trip, let yourself be carried away by the intensity of the blue sea and sky and recharge your batteries in full contact with nature.
Have a picnic
Throughout the island there are numerous picturesque places that invite you to take a break, alone, in nature. This is the ideal context for a romantic picnic, where together you can enjoy delicious Azorean cheeses, fruit, bread and cookies, juices, and wines from the region.
Toast to life!
On the island of Faial you will find a careful selection of high-quality Azorean wines that are still relatively unknown outside the region. Enjoy the trip and discover the particularities of our wines as a couple.
Travel around the island on a date
Visit the most beautiful landscapes and the most attractive points of interest on the island in a relaxed and carefree way. By jeep, car or tuk-tuk, you can visit routes prepared especially for you. And why not include a picnic or a meal at a restaurant outside the city center in your program?
Go for a night swim in Porto Pim
The beach’s calm and shallow waters make it the perfect place for a night swim for two. Cloudless nights with a full moon reveal its beauty and the contours of this picturesque bay.
Take a walk in the harbor and marina
When you’re in love, there’s nothing better than strolling hand in hand as you talk endlessly. Take a leisurely stroll in the coziness of the city of Horta, walking along its harbor and the colorful marina.
Watch the Azorean night sky
On calm, clear nights, the night sky in the Azores is like no other. The full moon is luminously reflected in the ocean, throwing light on the vast landscapes of the island. If it is a new moon, then the stars shine brightly in the dark sky, invoking the immensity of the universe. After a romantic dinner complemented by the flavors of the island, take a quiet night walk to enjoy the feeling of togetherness.
An Adventure for Two
Organize an adventure for two and let yourself be carried away by strong emotions. You can go canyoning, horseback riding, descend the Caldera, climb Pico mountain, have a diving baptism, go mountain biking, snorkeling, and more.
A sailboat, the blue sea, the islands in the background, a blowing breeze… sailing is part of our romantic imagination. During spring and summer you can sail between the islands of the Azorean Triangle or go even further.
Suggestions for a romantic dinner in Faial
Dinner for two in a cozy atmosphere is part of the imagination of any romantic trip. Whether for the view, the ambience, or the gastronomy, discover the most romantic restaurants in Faial:
Genuíno: With a view over the Porto de Pim Bay and a decoration that relates to his exotic trips around the world, Genuíno is recommended for a romantic evening. Tip: When making your reservation, ask for a table on the upper floor near the window.
Sal&Pico: Go for a charming and cozy dinner in the historic Santa Cruz Fort which is now a Pousada. This is definitely a place for relaxation and intimacy. Sit around the pool overlooking the ancient walls with Pico Mountain in the background.
Casa de Chá: This teahouse has several cozy spaces and a charming garden and terrace overlooking the Bay. It serves vegetarian and light meals and a wide selection of teas.
Cantinho das Provas: A great place to taste the best wines from the Azores and enjoy tapas for lunch, a late afternoon snack, or dinner.
O Esconderijo: This is a place hidden in the surrounding nature, with a very cozy and relaxed atmosphere. There is no menu, but every day the chef makes a selection of fresh ingredients and prepares a surprise menu of vegan dishes. Reservation is required.
Azul Pastel: Although it serves light meals, Azul Pastel gets on our list because it has a terrace with a sea view and an inviting interior, ideal for meals for two during the day.
La Piovra: Without a doubt a different suggestion for a romantic dinner. La Piovra is an Italian food truck specialized in traditional Italian pizzas, located in Parque da Alagoa, in Horta. We suggest that you buy the pizza and savor it in a picnic in the park or at the beach which is right beside it.
Restaurante Varanda da Horta: Located in the Azoris Faial Garden Hotel, the Varanda Restaurant has two rooms, one of which has a more intimate ambience and the other an exceptional view of Horta, the sea and Pico.
Aldina: With a cozy environment and an interesting menu, Aldina is a great suggestion for meals outside the city of Horta.
Cantina da Praça: Located downtown, in the Municipal Market building, Cantina da Praça is a restaurant with a sophisticated cuisine and unforgettable flavors. Ideal for those seeking a fusion of tradition and new culinary approaches.
Príncipe: A gastrobar with a cozy atmosphere and a contemporary menu
Big and small romantic surprises in Faial
If the reason for visiting Faial is more than just a heartwarming getaway for two, the island has some companies that can help turn your trip into a unique and special event – whether it is to celebrate an important date, to experience an unforgettable honeymoon, to prepare a wedding party, or to make a very special wedding proposal.
Make a special wedding proposal:
Surprise your better half with a marriage proposal in a magical place surrounded by nature, under the stars, in the middle of the sea, or on top of a lighthouse contemplating the sun setting on the horizon.
Faial offers countless idyllic scenarios that will make this moment an unforgettable memory. There are several companies that can help you realize your idea:
Três Marias Açores: organizes picnics and tailored made menus at a place of your choosing. An unforgettable dinner in your accommodation, a surprise event in the forest, a picnic at sunset or under the stars… you decide!
O Cantinho das Provas: the restaurant and store specializing in Azorean wines, also organizes picnics with local produce or sushi at your favorite spot.
Proposal On Board: If your dream is to propose on a sailboat while watching whales and dolphins or, why not, on the bottom of the sea, don’t hesitate to contact whale watching or sailing companies to organize this unforgettable day.
Engagement, wedding or vow renewal parties
Bring your family and closest friends together for an unforgettable, romantic and fun-filled trip to celebrate love and life.
You can organize the party of your dreams outdoors or in places with breathtaking views while savoring the delicious Azorean gastronomy.
Discover some companies that can help you organize this important day:
A empresa 3 Marias oorganizes charmingly personalized events, big and small. Every detail is thought out, from the theme, choice of venue and decoration to the catering.
A Quinta das Buganvílias is a charming estate converted for use as rural tourism accommodation. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and can be rented for events, as well as for hosting guests.
Campo dos Sabores: This restaurant located on a golf course with a view of the ocean and Pico has a multi-purpose space for holding charming events indoors or out.