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This is an incredible landscape - not that many opportunities to see the landscape and safely walk on volcanic rock around a 60 year old volcano!
Pay the 1 euro to climb the lighthouse to the top you'll get a good bird view of the...More
A trip to see Capelinhos Volcano outside of Horta, is a very worthwhile experience. This area is a result of numerous earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in 1957/58. We rented a scooter, and enjoyed the quiet roads. We checked out the futuristic visitor centre, before heading...More
This recent eruption (50 years) has left its mark this end of the island. There is no grass or any other growth. Just a lot of dark sand and rock. It almost looks like a desert. It is beautiful sight to see.
Capelinhos is stunning! A series of volcanic eruptions in 1957-58 changed the landscape from small villages and pretty landscape to one of desolation. A lighthouse, where scientists had set up their observation station during the initial eruptions, was nearly covered in black ash and still...More
This is fantastic piece of rock, especially nice to visit in sunset (this IS the westernmost part of island, and btw the westernmost piece of land on European Plate).
In the day, there are usually several other tourists, but the sunset is a great spot...More
Just wow. One of the highlights of our Azorean holiday. You shall definitely go there and see it with your own eyes. Its only 25 minutes drive from Horta but seems to be a different planet. The interpretation centre is amazing too wit lots of...More