Pico Airport is an airport situated approximately 15 minutes from Madalena on the Portuguese Pico Island. Pico Island is home to the volcano Ponta do Pico which is the highest mountain in Portugal. It is also known as the Black Island because of its black volcanic earth which makes its historical vineyards UNESCO listed. Hiring a car from Pico Airport means that you can make your way around the island at your own leisure. You can climb the mountain or head to the coast for a spot of whale watching, you can even go swimming in a tidal, lava pool.