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Caldeira, Horta

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Get a glimpse of nature's best work at Caldeira, a volcanic crater with impressive island views. A road takes you straight to the top if you want to minimize walking. Once there, you can choose to hike around the crater's perimeter or head to the observation deck at the end of a tunnel. Clear weather makes for the best experience here, but if the clouds block your view, try waiting half an hour--that is often enough time to get better visibility. Plan to visit Caldeira and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Horta attractions using our Horta driving holiday planner .
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  • Unfortunately we got socked in by the fog and the rain. be prepared for that during the rainy season in the Azores! No such thing as bad weather only bad gear! We couldnt tour it so we'll just have to...  more »
  • Pls hike the whole Caledeira which is only 8 km. You will not regret it. The view is breathtaking and you will see the ocean and Pico mountain too. We loved it  more »
  • View is fabulous. Has the possibility of strolling along the boiler. Worth the ride, is in all your round.
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  • Hope you get to go on a clearer day than us. Although we did have the entire place to ourselves!
  • A thrilling walking path around the volcano takes around 2.5 to 3 hours (7 km) and shows you each side of the island and the crater. Steep cliffs on the outside and inside. Best taken counter clockwise.
  • Great hike around the Caldeira. 8km up and downs - don't forget to bring rain jackets. It is pretty windy up there and clouds pass through the Caldeira. You would also need hiking boots as the trail is quiet narrow and muddy.
  • Nice place
  • Wonderful view
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