Gruta do Carvao, Ponta Delgada

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  • This is a somewhat unique adventure to visit ancient lava tubes that are just 15-20 meters underground. The visit is short but interesting. The tour guides are helpful and allow you to ask as many que...  more »
  • Here, it exists the possibility to see the flow of lava underground underground. It's a lesson provided by competent staff. DO
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  • On a rainy day we have on us to the Gruta do Carvão made, and this thanks to Navi also easily found. Parked in the residential area and the last meter ran out then. Unfortunately no sign earlier had made what I recommend this, but lucked out and allowed after 2 hours wait time, in which we were eating, then spontaneously rising but still on the same day down. The price of admission (adults €5, ERM. €3) the tour is okay, was offered in English and Portuguese and goes about 1/2 hour. The "descent" one short how the lava tunnel came into being and what are the peculiarities of explains. Before joining dei cave there was hair nets and helmets and then it went in. The tunnel itself is worth a visit and the leadership was also good, but I would have thought that we can go a longer distance through the cave. It is still a longer tour can be offered, explored where the tunnel sometimes on all fours, duration 2-3 hours, we have not tried but this.
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  • Amazing place😀 bring your kids. They will love it too. Remember to book the big tour from home. Max 4 people. The short tour is available for tourists who just arrive and book. Interesting and informative guides. Prices are affordable
  • I liked this place. As everything on Azure's islands, it's small and cheap. There are provided two types of tours: 1. For everybody. It's 30 minutes. A light jacket and closed shoes are recommended. 2. Ones a week a long tour for 4 people. The distance is 800 meters and it takes an hour and a half.
  • Nice lava tube / cave to visit if you are just into basics of geogology but don't expect something very stunning, especially if you have been to other caves / lava tubes before. This one gives you a simple view of Acores islands formation. Guide we had (Nicole) should tell more things for visitore about geology, caves, lava tube etc. then about her private life and plans. ;) Entrance: 5 € / 3 €
  • Absolutely worth a visit if you have time te spend. Not a necessity. Large amount of information from bilingual guide. Tours are every hour +30. With last tour at 4:30 pm. Cheap entry fees.
  • It's a vulcanic space in Ponta Delgada. I went there with my mum. Our guide was really nice, but I think it didn't worth it. I still prefer Gruta do Natal and Algar do Carvão in Terceira island.
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