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Address: Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo, Cape Verde

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Incredible place!!!

We have visited Fogo, flew there by little plane which was scary but worth a trial! Island and volcano is breath taking. Recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We have visited Fogo, flew there by little plane which was scary but worth a trial! Island and volcano is breath taking. Recommend!

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San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First of all, since the volcano erupted in late 2014, the access is somewhat difficult nowadays. Looks like it's gonna be possible to stay in the Caldeiras in the next season though (end of 2015). However it's still possible to go up, but prepare to pay extra for the transport as it's not possible to stay up there for the... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
41 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I've been in so many volcanos in Central America but this one is different. You can get a great view from the top and it was an easy hiking. Of course you need a guide since the path is not too clear to find and it took us 2h30 to go up and enjoy the beautiful weather (take one bottle... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

As of December 2014, ongoing volcanic eruptions have destroyed most human construction at Cha das Caldeiras. Much of the island required evacuations.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

In November the volcano of Pico pequeno has erupted. As it is active, no climbing is allowed. In fact, hundreds of people living in the vicinity were evacuated from the surrounding villages, some of them lost their houses for ever, part of crops has already been destroyed. It it foreseen to be active for a month, there are no clear... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Fogo was the second island on our two weeks trip to Cape Verde. We spent three days there and it was our best time on the whole Cape Verde (except maybe Santo Antao island, but that was a little bit different kind of impression). So, the ascent to the volcano is simply the MUST. Moreover, the descent on the ashes... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I stayed for a week in Cape Verde and simply this is the most extraordinary experience you could have there. Skip the beaches and go climb Pico do Fogo!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

If you HATE flys and heights this is not the attraction for you. This volcano is a beast, prepare yourself for a workout. My hotel set my friend and I up with a guide that spoke English and was able to navigate us through the "trails" and give us information about the crater. There are flys everywhere... millions of them... More 

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Semriach, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

we hired a taxi for one day ( about € 50 ) to visit the huge crater area of the Pico do Fogo. It was a fantastic trip with a beautiful scenery and a feeling like a ride on the Moon or even the Mars. In the caldera we enjoyed some really good lokal wine. We stayed 4 nights in... More 

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Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I was atraccted to Fogo and specifically to the village of Cha for the recommendation of a voyageur not a mass tourist and it exceeded my wildest dreams.The spectacular volcanic landscape and the possibilities of trekking plus the magnificent conditions for stargazing and the warmth of the people made me feel at home since I arrived.Cha forms part of an... More 

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