Gruta do Carvao, Ponta Delgada

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Gruta do Carvao is located in Ponta Delgada. To visit Gruta do Carvao and other attractions in Ponta Delgada, use our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planner .
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  • August 19, 2017
    Huge waste of time. It takes a full hour just to see a few meters of an average cave. The beautiful part that I had seen in all the pictures (the opening towards the sky) has been permanently closed a...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Price €5 per person. small film presentation under English title. Then visit 2 tiny caves. Not much to see, visit lasts 30 minutes. Provide sneakers for Sandals it's not easy to walk on lava. In short to do if you're in the area and if you have time...
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  • August 15, 2017
    This cave is an experience that is unique. To visit a lava cave is awesome. First a little video about volcanoes and volcanic caves, then a visit with guide. Our guide was very good in English. Tips: good shoes like sneakers or boots. Book before, when we came here, so it is not unreserved space fans.
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As the island of Sao Miguel's primary tourist hotspot and center of activity, Ponta Delgada boasts perhaps the widest array of the lodging options in the Azores. Check into one of the luxury hotels in the core, closer to the ocean, to treat yourself to swimming pools, spa facilities, and a host of other amenities. Alternatively, try a smaller guesthouse or private villa slighty farther from the sea to save a bit on costs while still keeping yourself within reach of the area's churches, museums, and coastal fortress. The city itself is relatively compact, so most of the hotels in and around the city center provide easy access to its historical sites and tourist attractions by foot.
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