WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER?
The weather is incredibly unpredictable and diverse. It could be pure sun when you start climbing the mountain and be a dense fog by the time you reach the top. My best advice is that if the weather is clear, make sure you do the hikes you want to, don’t wait! The best times to visit are from April to September, where the rainy days are closer to 1 in 3. It rains and is foggy quite a bit, but that makes it incredibly lush and green, and waters the thousands of gorgeous hydrangeas that line the roadways. There are many lookouts/ stops along the roads with impeccable gardens that you would have to pay big bucks to see anywhere else, but here they are just bathroom break spots! It’s crazy! The most amazing lookout we stopped at for exactly this reason was Miradouro do Por-do-Sol.