One bedroom houses, sleeps 2-3.
At Alma do Pico, stay in a butterfly or a turtle!
These gorgeous, high quality houses work in complete harmony with their 20km square of woodland surroundings and are the brainchild of Italians Federica and Fabio.
There are 14 houses hidden within the cedar forest on the outskirts of Madalena. 12 houses are made in the shape of butterfly wings and sleep 2 and each has a bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom and 2 houses in the shape of turtles which sleep 3 and have a bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom, veranda and living room with sofa bed.
Alma do Pico guests also have use of a lovely outdoor pool which overlooks Faial, and a lounge bar and excellent restaurant where fresh pasta features heavily!
2km from the centre of Madalena, 8km from the airport and just 250m from a supermarket, this is a lovely quiet but convenient base to explore Pico from. See below for more information on Pico island.
Close to Madalena centre, you have easy access to the ferries to São Jorge and Faial as well as whale watching and some excellent walking. However, as it is a little remote it would be useful to hire a car if staying for several days.