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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went in February when there are more clouds, so we didn’t get a chance to see the different coloured waters the blue and green lakes are famous for. Still, the place is amazing and no photo can do it justice. View from Boca do...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank lmitravel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is nothing short of breathtaking when you see it in person! Make sure you go on a clear day to see the two colors of the lakes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dhaniyo
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came by car from Punta Delgada, simple on a fine road. Took the good advice of passing the road to the lake, to proceed to the Vista do Rei a couple of kilometers further on. Spectacular view, as all the pictures testify to. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank erikstyhrp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caldeira is the lake in the middle of the volcano. Best views are from logia do Canario and the Boca do Inferno. Then you can drive down through the town of Sete Cidade to see the caldeira up close. Not to be missed. Only...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Caldeira Velha and Sete Cidades this year and it was amazing! What I loved about it was that the people were friendly, the air was clean, and the natural colors of the florals and greenery were beautiful. I was able to bathe in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dinaakel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perfect caldera to walk around the ridge and with a visit to the village is about 17 miles taking about 7 hours with a 30 minute stop. Missing the village at the bottom would take much less time not to mention the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Pete W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic view of Atlantic ocean, took some beautiful pictures, we had a bit of rain but it didn't last, overall day excursion was fantastic, thanks to Felipe

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sordid2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We caught the public bus from town, scenic drive along the coast, and then walked around the craters 12km ish. Amazing views. We then hitched a lift back to Sete Cidades to catch the bus back to Ponta Delgada. Well worth the journey. Good cafes...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AllyP1994
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here the day before, when it was completely foggy, as is usually the case here. But luckily we could see this place in the light of the sun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vellu R
Reviewed January 17, 2019

Bad weather meant that we didn't get a postcard-worthy photo, and it was hard to discern the blue from the green, but after standing there long enough and the sun peeking through, you could see it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 28, 2018|
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Response from medicalmarinara | Reviewed this property |
In order to get the two best views, there is very limited walking needed. The first viewpoint is where the abandoned hotel is. This has a big parking lot and is where most of the tourists can be found. The second view point... More
February 9, 2018|
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Response from cmerrywx | Reviewed this property |
We were there in November and had no problem with accessing trails. Seasonal weather may have changed that, check with Tourism Azores, they are very current and knowledgeable .
December 3, 2017|
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Response from SAILINGSIDEyachts | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ruth no free walking tours Sorry Best regards Pedro
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