Pico Airport is the only airport on Pico Island, which is near Horta Island in the archipelago of the Portuguese Azores. The facility is one of several airports in the archipelago, providing a vital link to Lisbon. Regional carrier TAP Portugal provides a route to the Portuguese capital while SATA Air Azores links the popular visitor destination of Pico Island with Terceira and Ponta Delgada.
Pico Airport facilities
Located outside the ferry port town of Madelena, Pico Airport's small terminal handles tourists in summer and mostly local travelers to Lisbon in winter. Recently overhauled, its passenger amenities include car hire in Pico Airport, which is the most sensible option for travel around the island. Also offered is a cafeteria, car parking facilities and a comfortable lounge.
Pico Airport excursions
Pico is a small island, with its main landmark its volcano. This peak, at 2,351m high, is Portugal's tallest. Traditional windmills are still in use and pretty fishing villages line the coast. The island has no beaches but activities such as whale-watching make up for this. A favorite with visitors is visiting the island's boat-builders and the wineries nestled on its slopes.
Best time to visit
With its warm Mediterranean climate and mostly gentle weather, Pico Island is a year-round destination. Summers are hot, with pleasantly cool evenings and only the odd shower or thunderstorm disturbing the peace. Winters are warm, with temperatures staying at around 13?C. Air-conditioned car rental in Pico Airport takes visitors around the island in comfort, even on the hottest days.
Car rental in Pico Airport
There's nothing here to disturb experienced drivers, except perhaps the strange on-road behaviour of some local motorists. The one good road on the island runs all around the coast, with local tracks running across the plains and up into the forests and mountains. Compare car hire quotes online for the cheapest deal before you make a booking.