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Ilheu Vila Franca Campo

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Address: Vila Franca do Campo Harbour, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel, Portugal

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Great view, and very beautiful Lake

This very small island, is a very nice place to go and have some fun in its natural Lake/swimming pool. It exists a little boat that goes every hour from Vila franca do campo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Sintra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This very small island, is a very nice place to go and have some fun in its natural Lake/swimming pool. It exists a little boat that goes every hour from Vila franca do campo marine to this "ilhéu". The view is great a the natural beauty wonderful. It's a must have if you are visiting São Miguel.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Spectacular island. The cliff diving event was going on during the week we were there which added to the beauty of this island. You need to visit this island to visit the lagoon in the middle of the island. the snorkeling is amazing.

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Wuppertal, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I spent 3 weeks on Sao Miguel Island and only encountered this as the most awful touristy thing to do. I am glad I went as the first boat left to this little island because the line that was waiting when I got back was HUGE. And you cannot hike on the island, it is forbidden. You can't really swim.... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

You can see it from Vila Franca do Camop. The ferry leaves every hour from the marina in Vila Franca and cost 5 euros for a return fare. The island is the remnant of the ring of a volcano, which makes it a natural pool excellent for swimming and snorkeling. There's no beach there and not much room to put... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a very nice place to spend a nice afternoon or morning. Be prepared for the sun and for a rocky surface. When the tide is lower you can have sand and a small beach, but the natural swimming pool will be too low, and the ground can hurt your feet. Also difficult to use an umbrella, since you... More 

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Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I am going to start with the good aspects of the islet. If you decide to go there, please take some goggles with you! It's filled with fishes and gives you a great time snorkeling. Also take some sun protection because you have no shade there. Take water and food also since you have nowhere to buy from. Avoid weekends,... More 

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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The trip around on the Zodiac was better than the stay on the island, nice swimming though. Not as much special nature as expected.

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lomba da maia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

unique experience of diving and bathing in a volcanic crater lake of salty water. Precarous facilities onb the spot but mother nature does the rest

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Orange County, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Neat place to go and check out the vegetation and swim. Beautiful views of the island, relaxing and very clean. A neat place for sure

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I visited this beautiful place and enjoyed the snorkelling, however you didn't need your snorkels to see the fishes and. the water is not that deep. The boat ride was about 15 mins to a landing pier, then its a narrow rocky walk to find a spot to sunbathe, which I didn't enjoy because I didn't feel safe walking along... More 

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Address: Vila Franca do Campo Harbour, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Vila Franca do Campo

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