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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. Add Caldeira and other attractions to your Horta trip itinerary using our Horta trip itinerary builder.
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  • Wonderful natural site. Sometimes in the clouds, then out and visible again. The crater is about 400m deep with a swamp and some small lakes on the bottom. One can only go down with a guide who has a ...  more »
  • Worth the narrow, winding drive. Despite being a dormant volcano, it was hard to find because of poor signage. However, it was well worth the wrong turns. It's a must see on Faial island.  more »
  • There are spectacular views from this walk and it is a must see on this island. If you suffer from vertigo like I do then there will be some bits that are a bit hair raising. Also in may it was fairly...  more »

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