The Hotel Pousada da Horta is
located on the beautiful island of Faial in the centre group of islands
in the Azores, Portugal.
The island is 21 kilometres
long and 14 kilometers wide and there are good views of the other islands
of the central group.
The position of Faial made
the Port of Horta a secure stop during the days when ships were under sail.
This contributed to the growth
of the island's economy as the demand for agriculture, fishing and commerce
The Pousada of Horta is situated
in a 16th Century fortress built over Horta Bay and, in 1947 it was classified
as a National Monument.
From the Horta Pousada there are
magnificent views to the famous sailing harbour and its yachts and across
to the magnificent Pico Island.
The Pousada has 8 standard bedrooms, 18 superior rooms
and 2 suites, all with private bathroom, air conditioning, Cable television, hair dryer, safe, bathing gowns, telephone, internet (for PC) and minibar.
Facilities include air conditioning,
lift, bar, restaurant, free wireless internet access in the public areas, family games, facilities for disabled persons and swimming pool.
The Horta Pousada of Portugal
also has conference facilities.
Dining in Portugal is usually
very good. This restaurant offers international cuisine and a variety of
local and regional specialities.
Popular with tourists are
boat trips to watch dolphins and whales and also a visit to the "lunar"
landscape of the Capelinhos Island which emerged from the Atlantic in 1957.
On Faial is the Caldeira
do Cabeco Gordo which is a crater of volcanic origin with a diameter of
nearly 1450 metres and a depth reaching 400 metres.
A very popular wine is produced
on the Island of Pico from grapes grown in the volcanic soil. The distinctive
flavour made it popular with the Russian Tzars.
Other activities on the island
include horse riding, scuba diving, country walks and bicycle tours.
The airport of Horta is approximately 10 kms from the Pousada.