Mountain's House


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

The CM is complemented by a bar with panoramic views, where you can taste some products of local gastronomy while recovering from the effort expended on the way up or simply listen to the stillness of nature and enjoy the magnificent scenery that embraces the entire west coast of Pico and the Faial Island.

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

Satisfaction Survey


Pico Mountain's Access Regulation, click here 

Code of Conduct in Pico Mountain, click here

Maximum daily load capacity: 320 visitors

Maximum simultaneous load capacity: 160 visitors


For individual climbs, you can perform your request at the Mountain's House or previously download the individual sheet here or the family sheet here, which must be delivered at the Centre at the time of registration. The authorization request does not guarantee the reservation of access.

Only the entities registered as tourist animation companies, as well as – under the conditions defined in the applicable legislation – travel agencies, companies owning or exploiting tourism enterprises and the nature tourism enterprises, recognized by the Regional Government Department responsible for tourism, can make their reservation of 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.


Taxes to climb the Pico Mountain:

Children up to 6 years of age: free

Residents of the Autonomous Region of the Azores: free*


Individual climbs:

Climb to the Furna Abrigo: 2€

Climb to the Crater: 15€

Climb to the Piquinho/Pico Pequeno: 20€

Overnight Stay at the Crater: 10€


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 case of damage, in the amount of 25€.

Not returning the equipment or damaging it, when the exclusion of liability tax was not paid, requires the payment of the following values:

Not returning the GPS with exclusion of liability tax: 250€

Not returning the GPS without exclusion of liability tax: 275€

Damage of the GPS without exclusion of liability tax: 275€


*Upon presentation of the Citizen Card.

Children up to 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.



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