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Lajes do Pico

Vigia da Queimada

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Expansive ocean panorama

This is a substantial walk from town, but with an exhilarating view. The professional whale... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Interesting to know how the whale spotting works

It is a short walk, about 1 km, from Lajes to the observation hut. It is uphill, but you will have... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2016
Haacht, Belgium
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Apr 18, 2017
“Expansive ocean panorama”
Dec 15, 2016
“Could be greater”
The look-out post of Queimada, was closed in 1984. It was le last one in the Azores used for hunting. It regained its original vocation "watching the sea" in 1991 when Espaço Talassa renovated it for a pacific use 2Whale watching". It cover some 50...more
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Caminho da Queimada, Lajes do Pico, Pico 9930-131, Portugal
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

This is a substantial walk from town, but with an exhilarating view. The professional whale spotters work here and are not accessible to casual visitors. They direct whale-watching boats to whales over incredible distances from here.More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank JoDoShep
Frontenas, Gerente at Vigia da Queimada, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Thanks for your post...but what you say is not exactly true. The spotter enjoy to received visitors, but his first job is to find dolphins and whales and orientate the boats. You may have pass by when Marcelo was very worried and occupied with our...More

Reviewed December 15, 2016

We were hoping for a great viewpoint and to talk with the vigia but the the man did not pay us attention and did no enjoy our company at all. In the end it was a 1 hour walking for very little experience.More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank AdaSchneider
Frontenas, Proprietário at Vigia da Queimada, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2016

Olá, Sorry for this "unsocial" experience... Marcelo is not in the lookout to pay attention to visitors but to find whales and dolphins and help the boats which are at sea to do a respectful job. It could happen that he is very busy and...More

Reviewed July 30, 2016

It is a short walk, about 1 km, from Lajes to the observation hut. It is uphill, but you will have a lovely view of Lajes de Pico as reward. The cabin can’t be missed, as it is on a open spot near the cliff...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Situated about 2 kms south of Lajes do Pico, this lookout hut is perfectly located for whale watching from the coast. It is run by the whale watching company Espaco Talassa in Lajes (positioned next door to the Whale'come Hotel which they also own). When...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed April 23, 2016

Great to see how the Whale watchers pass on their information, this is all part of there history. Worth to see.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Linda v
Reviewed December 14, 2015

Just past Lajes on the coast , Vigia Da Queimada is definately worth a visit , the company that runs it Espaço Tallassa was able to preserve this piece of whalling heritage and now use it for spotting whales for there whale whaching tours ....More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank João X
Reviewed November 20, 2015

the whale watching experience was very professionally set-up. Especially the extensive briefing up front and the quality of the guide made it absolutely worth while. It makes you realize that the people really care about the environment and the future of the whales.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Carsten G
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