Mountain's House


We are ready to welcome you, temporarily in these opening times!

Every day > 08h00 - 19h00

The Mountain's House is an obligatory stop at Pico Mountain. Its main goal is to support those who want to climb the mountain and to make the registration and control in accordance with the regulation.

The Centre is complemented by a bar with panoramic views, where you can listen to the stillness of nature and enjoy the magnificent scenery that embraces the entire west coast of Pico and Faial islands.

It provides information about the geology, biology, history, climate and legal framework of the Pico Mountain Nature Reserve, both in information panels and in movie format, which can be viewed in the auditorium.

Satisfaction Survey


Access Regulation to Pico Mountain, click here


Code of Conduct in Pico Mountain, click here

Maximum daily load capacity: 320 visitors

Maximum simultaneous load capacity: 160 visitors


For reservations of individual climbs or registered entities, access here



Information, support and registration of the climbs to the mountain; Auditorium; Film/documentary projection; Gift shop; Coffee shop; ATM/VISA payment; Accessible toilet; Car park.


Opening Times


Every day > 08h00 - 18h00

Closed > 24 December


01 - 30 APRIL | 01 - 31 OCTOBER

Monday to Thursday > 08h00 - 20h00

08h00 Friday - 20h00 Sunday > without interruption



Every day > 24 hours


The management entity reserves the right to close the establishment, according to the weather conditions.


Fees to climb the Pico Mountain | Individual climbs:

Climb to the Furna Abrigo: 5€

Climb to the Crater: 15€

Climb to the Piquinho/Pico Pequeno: 25€

Overnight Stay at the Crater: 10€

Residents of the Autonomous Region of the Azores: free*


Tracking equipment (GPS):

It is given to each visitor a tracking equipment. At the time the tracking equipment is provided, visitors can choose to pay an exclusion of liability tax in the amount of 30€.

Not returning the equipment or damaging it, requires the payment of the following values:

Not returning the GPS with exclusion of liability tax: 270€

Not returning the GPS without exclusion of liability tax: 300€

Damage of the GPS without exclusion of liability tax: 300€


*Upon presentation of the Citizen Card.

Minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by their parental authority or an person of legal age, duly authorized by a written statement of the first.



Address: Caminho Florestal nº 9, Candelária, 9950 Madalena

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Phone: (+351) 967 303 519


Getting there

Leaving from Madalena's church and going southwest towards the building of the Post Office (CTT), go about 1 km until you reach a junction where you must turn left following the signs indicating "Montanha” (Mountain). Follow this road for about 12 km and you will find on the right a secondary road which you must follow, without making any detour for about 5 km until you find, on the right, a stone building, the Mountain’s House.


GPS Coordinates

38º28'13,89'' N | 28º25'35,33'' W