Nature Reserve & Recreation Park of Cabouco Velho
Halfway up the northeast coast of the Faial Caldera, about 500 meters above sea level, this 5-hectare forest comprises essentially conifers and can be accessed by the regional road no. 2 that crosses the Reserve. The Reserve stands out in the surrounding landscape, where pastureland divided by hydrangea and Japanese red cedar hedges are the main characteristic.
The reserve offers several leisure equipments for children, a picnic area and a former threshing-floor now used for musical performances and folklore dances. Annually, the neighbouring populations, especially from the parish of Salão, gather together at the Reserve and celebrate the São João (St. John’s feast). Those visiting Cabouco Velho can enjoy a day in full communion with Nature and the tranquillity of this Recreation Park.
Download the reserve formation regional law decree
Infrastrutures in Nature Reserve & Recreation Park:
Serviço Florestal do Faial
Rua Comendador Ernesto Rebelo, 2
9900 - 112 Horta
Tel.: 292 200 190
38º 35' 54.574'' N
-28º 40' 52.508'' W