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Pico Alto

Urbanizacao Ilha do Sol, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-434, Portugal
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Olağanüstü manzara noktası , okyanusa mutlaka buradan bakın / Magnificent view point , take a look... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Selcuk Soner U
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Istanbul, Turkey
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another great viewing spot

Tallest hill on Santa Maria rewarding us with a great view of the island. The day we went up the... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2017
ERDFirefighter
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Edmonton, Canada
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Urbanizacao Ilha do Sol, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-434, Portugal
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Olağanüstü manzara noktası , okyanusa mutlaka buradan bakın / Magnificent view point , take a look to ocean from here.

Thank Selcuk Soner U
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

Tallest hill on Santa Maria rewarding us with a great view of the island. The day we went up the top was clear but interesting to see the clouds surround the island but clear beyond them. A viewpoint that gives a good perspective of the...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

First a drive and then some steps up to the top.. well worth it..it is like looking at two different islands sandwiched together.. one side to the north green and very scenic the other side the south side of the island a flat plain..where the...More

Thank Ginie S
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

Nice ride or walk upt to the top. Pico Alto hosts some communication artefacts and radar from the Portuguese Ministry of Defense but the compound is not closed and you can even park the car there and walk to the next view point. Total view...More

Thank José F
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

You can drive almost to the top of this mountain on a tar,but curvy,road.A short walk takes you to some very nice views all around the island.

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Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful drive to the top, but totally smothered in cloud when we topped out. Need to come back in summer as the summit didn't clear during our 3 days on the island.

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Reviewed June 7, 2014

The highest point of Santa Maria, a short drive up followed with a walk up the mountain. Once you get there you can see the entire island and the ocean surrounding it, stunning.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Beautiful. It is the highest place in Santa Maria. At the top I saw coast to coast, including the different terrain.

1  Thank Mikkim2013
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