Casa da Montanha
Casa da Montanha
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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 their registration and control, in accordance with the regulation in force. 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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Henry - Up2Pico
Sao Roque do Pico, Portugal9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
If you need a private and personal guide on Mount Pico you can count with Up2Pico!
Day climbs and night climbs for the sunrise are the best options.
Up2Pico - Slow Travel!
Written February 9, 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Mandatory stop if you are hiking the mountain. You have to register yourself at the shelter and pay a fee to climb up. The guides also provide you with a GPS and weather advices.
Written July 9, 2018
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OutdoorCrazie
Plainsboro, NJ13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
The reason our climb up Mt. Pico was made so memorable was because of this wonderful place called Casa Montanha. Many reviewers have noted logistical details related to this place. But I wanted to take a moment to mention the awesomeness of the staff, esp Mr. Paul Vieira. While we were in the US, we had asked Mr. Vieira the details of climbing Pico, especially since we were not sure if me and my three friends needed a guide to climb Pico. While Mr. Vieira did not suggest us to do one way or the other, he laid out all the spectacular services that the Mountain House offered - especially GPS tracking and allowing rangers to call hikers (if they veered off the track) and also letting hikers call the base center for any issues. The fact that this is probably the ONLY place in the world this facility is offered made a huge difference to us and helped us reach a decision to do an autonomous climb. When we arrived at the actual location, Mr. Vieira was graceful presence answering all our questions and even saying what is the best time to call the taxi to pick us up when we would be on our way down. In fact on the day of the hike, Mr Vieira called the cab and thereby being the liaison between English-speaking tourists with the Portuguese-speaking cab driver. We LOVED the HIKE and like every exploration (no matter where in the world), it was made memorable by the people we met along the way. LOVED this place, LOVED AZORES, PT which has conceived of a place like this and having kind people such as Mr. Vieira offering such a grand help to tourists. LOVE AZORES and PICO!
Written June 3, 2018
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Ștefan Tudor
Bucharest, Romania160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Climbing is extremely difficult from a physical point of view, it took me 3 hours but I had friends that could not finish. Be aware that it is not easy, it is important to have experience climbing elevation. But the view and experience is like nothing you have ever witnessed. Amazing view of the stars at night, sort of sauna at the top (natural water vapors coming out of the vulcano), you can see all the islands around, observe the smaller volcanoes on the island, you can reflect on your entire trip in the Azores, most importantly it is an achievement you can be proud of.
Written November 21, 2017
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J T
New York City, NY255 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Open until about 6pm they offer a basic coffee/tea and pastry selection as well as a clean bathroom for use. There are tvs set up by the front desk where you can view the weather conditions as well as see video footage from the various cameras set up along the mountain when deciding the best time to head out on your hike. They have GPS devices available for your hike, be aware that there may be a 10 min lag so hold still if you need some help. There's also an adorable curly haired dog there who unfortunately didn't want me to pet him/her lol.
Written November 1, 2017
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GRZ
Chicago, IL11,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We have visited the Casa upon our arrival to Pico - it's a pretty cool drive first on the long straight road uphill, and then the curvy one to arrive at the parking lot - reminded me a bit of the road to the summit of Haleakala National Park in Maui :)

We arrived just to check out the place and the views - the clouds of course play a huge role and I would not be honest if I said that this place can be a hit or miss, we got something in between I would say :) didn't regret coming here but had higher hopes for certain - again all dependent on the clouds the day you visit.

Inside the building there is a free video that can be seen and a few boards to read - overall worth a visit, even if you don't plan to climb to the peak :)
Written June 2, 2024
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Marek Walecki
Warsaw, Poland191 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Entrance to Picko mountain. It is only recpetion desk. It was marked as cafe but now You can ony buy a bottle of water and chocolate bar.
Written October 2, 2019
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drchrysc
São Miguel, Portugal556 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
went there and felt lost , no staff to ask anything, lots of visitors descending or ascending the mountain, people coming and going, nosure indication... we finally discovered the receptin in the middle of the masses...
Written September 3, 2018
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TeReMe27
Prague, Czech Republic8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
If you want to climb Pico mountain, you start in this place. You pay 10 euros to climb Pico and 2 additional euros to climb Piquinho. You sign a document confirming that you take the full responsibility of yourself and are aware of the risks. You get a GPS that you can use as a phone if you need help. You also get to watch a short film before you climb. There are toilets and a cafeteria. In the summer season it is open 24 hours. The number of climbers is limited, so there can be a waiting list to climb the mountain.
Written August 19, 2017
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Leslie C
Richmond, VA10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
We climbed up, but it was grueling for me. My husband had no trouble, and I thought I would be okay, as an avid runner and in good shape. The climb up was hard, and only decently marked, but we figured it out. I was SO scared to go down, because I had almost slipped several times going up. Fortunately, we ran into a guide and his client, and they invited us to join them going down. It took a long time, but he got us down safely and relatively easily. I wish I had had his help going up because it might have been more enjoyable. My biggest takeaway advice: hiking shoes are a must (not running shoes), pay for a guide, and take more water than they suggest. You'll be so proud of yourself afterward, did you might not be sore for days!
Written July 5, 2017
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