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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Even though there are plenty of clouds over Faial. Just try to go there. The road up to it is gorgeous and we had even though we thought it in the clouds lay a fine view. Good to so in the crater.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The road up to it is already beautiful, you drive between ' walls ' of hydrangeas. In C you have a beautiful view to all sides, the crater is impressive, but if you do the walk you have a fantastic view over t throughout the island. Nice circular walk, easy to do. You have to work around by the hydrangeas in some places, but that is just special.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The crater of the Caldeira has 400 meters deep and 2 kilometers in diameter. Has no pond in your interior but it is worth the visit, especially because it's a fantastic sunny day. In addition, the views of the peak are brutal. Mandatory visit.
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