Located in the town of São Roque do Pico, this youth hostel lodges its guests in the XVII century Saint Peter of Alcantara. Become a discoverer, sail to the island of Pico and stay in our Youth Hostel in the town of São Roque. From here you will set forth to discover the island's magnificent history., If you enjoy being one with nature, you will be happy to know that this town has much to offer in outdoor activities, such as nature walks, bike riding, swimming, fishing (angling or underwater fishing), hunting, camping... São Roque has the essential attractions in order for you to spend unforgettable days. Underwater fishing is very appealing due to the richness of our ocean's fauna and flora and it's interesting rock formations. The observation of these species is also a great activity. As an alternative to underwater observation, you can turn to the Whale Watching companies and spend some time with these magnificent mammals (as with the dolphins). For those whom enjoy hunting: rabbit hunting season is open throughout the year and if you purchase a license, you may also hunt for woodcock, perdizes and quail.

The weather is known to be a bit unstable, but it is mild enough to create the perfect ecosystem, which in it's turn allows the production of tasty delicacies such as the well known island cheese.

Can you imagine a holiday like this?! Those whom visit this island are guarantied days of unforgettable pleasure and relaxation.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating

70%

Reviews

The hostel felt like a mix between a hostel and a hotel. It didn't have the quirkiness and open kitchen feel that a hostel usually has. The staff was very friendly, but I had some weird experiences like when I asked where to wash my clothes. They showed me to a locked door/staff only area, specified that it should always be open and if not to let them know. I would go through their supply room, then reach a sink next to an industrial washer/dryer that was for washing clothes. Just very odd.

87%

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Sarah,

Fri 12 Sep 2014

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Buy whatever you can from the markets to make your own because there are not too many restaurants (or affordable restaurants) nearby.

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Sarah,

Fri 12 Sep 2014

Attraction tip

Gruta das Torres, the saltwater pool at Furna, exploring the misterios areas on the island, some of the museums on the whaling industry.

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Sarah,

Fri 12 Sep 2014