What to do and see in Azores, Portugal: The Best Geologic Formations

May 22, 2022 Brain Ambrose

The nine islands that make up the Azores are in fact the peaks of some of the world's tallest mountains, reaching from deep beneath the Atlantic. The once-uninhabited, volcanic archipelago now hosts thousands of tourists every year who flock to the islands for sun, sand and verdant mountain scenery. From the beaches of Praia da Vitoria to the bustling marina of Horta, to the bubbling volcanic ground "ovens" of Furnas, these islands offer unparalleled--and unusual--adventures to discover.
Restaurants in Azores

1. Caldeira das Sete Cidades

From Ponta Delaga 10 km, Sao Miguel 9240-113 Portugal +351 296 206 700 http://parquesnaturais.azores.gov.pt/pt/smiguel
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades

Reviewed By Sunshine324317

One of the most popular spots in Acores Portugal for photography due to its breathtaking views , it's stunning greens and colors in the summer is really something to see, we have a beautiful island of Sao Miguel Acores Portugal

2. Ilheus Da Madalena

Madalena, Pico Portugal
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Ilheus Da Madalena

3. Atlantic Rock

En1 1a Primeiro Beco da 1A, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-503 Portugal +351 932 386 574 http://www.facebook.com/Atlanticrockazores/
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Atlantic Rock

Meet Rocha da Relva, fajã with old-centuries story. This fajã is know for the development of the vineyards. At sea level, profit to relax with the local wine and its derivates. The house is at 5 meters from the ocean, unique in Azores. Unbelievable scenery!

4. Caldeira

10 km from Horta, Horta, Faial Island Portugal http://turismo.cmhorta.pt/index.php/pt/o-que-fazer/trilhos-pedestres/perimetro-da-caldeira
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Caldeira

Reviewed By telemark - Wildhaus, Switzerland

We did the 360 degree crater rim hike in foggy and stormy weather. Pretty narrow path at times, views of the caldeira and the island are unbelievable. The 8 km hike can easily be done in 2 hours. Our family liked it a lot - and next time we want to descend into the crater!

5. Poco da Pedreira

Pico Vermelho - Santa Barbara, Santa Maria 9580 Portugal
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Poco da Pedreira

6. Poca Da Dona Beija

Lomba das Barracas, Furnas, Povoacao, Sao Miguel 9675-044 Portugal +351 296 584 256 [email protected] http://www.pocadonabeija.com
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Poca Da Dona Beija

Poça da Dona Beija's ferruginous muds are indicated for cutaneous invigoration, and it's hot waters are therapeutic. All the pools have running water which ensures it's constant renewal. We receive tourists from all over the world looking for some time of relaxation and well-being. You can visit us anytime of the year. Our hot waters are revitalizing both in the Summer and Winter!

Reviewed By 693kerrys - Hampshire, United Kingdom

Pay at entrance, scan barcode to go through Barrier, go to shop- pay for locker with waterproof electric key and leave 20 euro deposit. Explored the five pools- with various waterfalls and overflows dropping into the red river- all slightly different and all 39oC Favourite spot was in the mystic pool where you could lay flat on the smooth black stone and have the hot water flow gently under you dropping into the river. Entrance into the river itself was shut when I visited. Great place to relieve aching muscles from hiking. Accommodation had given us dark towels for using at the spas- Worth having to ensure you don’t wreck white towels! Tip: if you do not pay for the shower in the changing rooms afterwards it is very cold, you have to go to the shop after you have finished in the spa to pay for it, and they wouldn't let us pay before so ended up having the cold shower as couldn’t be bothered to go back as it was late - in hindsight a hot shower would have been a nicer end to the visit! You need to keep hold of your ticket to leave through the barriers

7. Ribeira do Maloas

Freguesia de Santo Espirito Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580 Portugal http://www.azoresgeopark.com/geoparque_acores/geossitios.php?id_geositio=32
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Ribeira do Maloas

8. Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo

Sao Jorge Portugal
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Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo

Reviewed By suicideangel3000 - The Hague, The Netherlands

this is a very beautiful and easy hike down and also much fun for children. it took us 3 hours to walk down though as we stopped almost everywhere, rested and made a little picnic and took like hundreds of pictures. once down you could swim in the natural pool and stroll around the little houses. and theres the one and only restaurant/cafe to eat and drink something and as we had left our car at faja dos cubres (our landlord was super kind and took us in his car to the starting point of the hike) thankfully, the restaurant called us a quad bike to take us to our car at faja dos cubres. a 20 minute ride and cost 20 euro. that was fantastic and saved us so much time!

9. Rocha dos Bordoes

Estrada Regional 1 2 Cabo Baixo das Casas, Lajes das Flores, Flores 9960-434 Portugal
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Rocha dos Bordoes

10. Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor

Faja do Ouvidor, Velas, Sao Jorge Portugal
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Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor

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