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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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  • Can you watch, you not be! Rather boring. and of the floral announcement..., na Yes if small island they make from each project a landmark!
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  • Unfortunately, most of the Caldeira is in the clouds, but in good weather you can't get to your mouth. It's almost unreal nice! The views of Faial and also on the neighbouring islands is an absolute blast! The hike is 8 km long, one wonders about the specified route duration 2,5 hours. But it's so long actually.
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  • Magical place in the heart of Faial. Must go, be ware of the cloud cover and take some warm clothes.