How to arrive at the Casal do Vulcão ?

Portugal

Portugal is situated in Southern Europe, on the western side of the Iberian Peninsula; it is adjacent to Spain in the North and East and with the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

The Azores as well as the Madeira islands found in the Atlantic Ocean South West of Portugal is part of the National Territory.

The duration of the voyage from continental Portugal to the island of Faial lasts approximately two hours.

 

Aerial Transportation

There are 2-hour flights between Lisbon and the three airports in the Azores: Ponta Delgada (island São Miguel), Lages (island Terceira) and Horta (island Faial).
The tourists from Madeira; Porto or Frankfurt can fly directly to São Miguel and go to Faial in just 45 minutes.
The are two existing companies that fly between Lisbon and Faial are TAP and SATA.

 

Azores

Consisting of nine volcanic islands dispersed in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, it is about 1.500 km away from the occidental coast of Europe and approximately 3.900 km the North American continent. The Archipelago of the Azores extends along a Southeast to Northwest axis. latitudes 36º-39º North and longitude 25º-31º West.

The anual average temperature is 63ºF, varying between
55º-57ºF the average of the coldest months January and February and 72º73ºF the hottest months are July and August.

 

Aerial Transportation

There are 2-hour flights between Lisbon and the three airports in the Azores: Ponta Delgada (island São Miguel), Lages (island Terceira) and Horta (island Faial).
The tourists from Madeira; Porto or Frankfurt can fly directly to São Miguel and go to Faial in just 45 minutes.
The are two existing companies that fly between Lisbon and Faial are TAP and SATA.

Maritime Transportation
There is also year round Maritime transportation between the islands of Faial, Pico and São Jorge, operated by the company Transmaçor.
During summer time the same transportation is offered by the company Açorline, connecting all the Azores islands with the exception of Corvo. 

 

(legend: map of the Faial island)

 

Faial

This volcanic island, more commonly known as the blue island is shaped as an irregular pentagon, with an area of 173,42 km2. Faial’s capital is the city of Horta. It is well known for its maritime port because of its position in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is used by ships as a replenishing station.

The Island of Faial, offers the tourists a cornocopia of services related to nature on land as well as the coast.
 

 

Transportation

Taking into consideration that tourists would rather not drive during vacation ,the “Casal do Vulcão” offers a shuttle service that fits nine people, with special attention to welcome and transport their clients from the Maritime Port at Horta or the Airport of Castelo Branco and visa versa. The shuttle also provides tours between the Capelo and the City of Horta, the times for tours must be planned ahead.
The shuttle company also allows you to go sightseeing individually or in groups they will take you to the major tourist attractions. If you prefer to enjoy your independence we can always arrange for you to rent an automobile.

 

Capelinhos Volcano

The location of "Casal do Vulcão" is only 1000m away from the most valuable attraction. If not the most important, it is without a doubt the most spectacular sight on the entire island: THE CAPELINHOS VALCANO.

The "Casal do Vulcão" is the nearest villa to the volcano, it is situated about 200m from the photograpphy exposition adjacent to the volcano and the artisan shop in the same building.

The proximity to the Valcano allows the tourists to have appreciated leisure and contact with nature, the big factor in motivating tourists to the region is contacting the culture of those who lived there before the erruption.