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Be sure to visit the Algar do Carvão cave, which is located near Porto Judeu. In fact, it is not even quite a cave, but an ancient lava crater. The cave is adjacent to the Guilherme Moniz Volcanic Complex and it is located at an altitude of just over half a kilometre above the sea level. It is possible to go down 100 meters deep to the beautiful and clean lake. Here you can explore almost 40 hectares of cave area covered with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is considered to be a regional natural monument due to the geological characteristics.
Travelers can choose of hundreds of top-class resorts on the island of Terceira, which feature upscale service and welcoming atmosphere. Historically, Angra Garden takes guests in the … Open
You can walk along the slopes of the Pico Alto volcano on Terceira, which stopped erupting more than 9 thousand years ago. Alas, you cant look at its crater – it was flooded with lava from past eruptions, so today the sleeping volcano looks like an ordinary mountain range. The highest point of Pico Alto is 808 meters above sea level. The volcano provides a magnificent view of the island and its surroundings. In addition, there is more than one walking route, so if you want, you can wander the whole day on the slopes of Pico Alto, admiring the local beauty. You can climb Mount Santa Barbara, which also provides a good view of the surrounding area.
You should definitely reach the observation deck on Praia da Vitória to enjoy beautiful views. Just keep in mind that you should do it when the weather is nice and the sky is clean. Otherwise, the clouds will hide all the beauty. In general, there are surprisingly many beautiful places for photos on the island, which can be reached on foot or by car. There are dozens of different trails for hikers and car owners on Terceira. For those who want to find something extreme, but he is not ready for extreme driving, there are off-road jeep tours, where you will see the local beauty and enjoy a quick ride. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Despite the fact that there are several fairly large shopping centres on the island, you should look for brand items on the mainland of Portugal. Terceira is a perfect place where you can … Open
The so-called «canyoning» can be quite an interesting experience. It is a passage on a rather extreme route, which includes a descent on a rope from a great height, overcoming gorges on a rope bridge and hiking up the waterfall. Despite the complexity, this activity does not require serious physical training, and it gives unforgettable emotions to people. Anyone can try their hand at kayaking, it is not hard to learn how to handle the oars.
You can try yourself as a rider in Angra do Heroismo. There is one of the island stables with specially trained horses. You will be given detailed instruction on how to sit on a horse and how to ride it before an hour or two-hour walk. During the journey, the instructor will tell you about the most interesting objects and their history, and he will take a picture of you. After the walk, you can feed a horse, and sign up for additional private riding lesson.
Terceira is a part of the Azores situated in the center of the archipelago. Many travelers know it under its informal name, the Purple Island. The island owes its second name to the unique … Open
Be sure to spend time and money on a boat trip along the coast of Terceira. The water area of the island is not only beautiful but also rich in different fish and mammals, so you can meet whales and dolphins. Those who are interested in diving and snorkelling should definitely visit the «cemetery of dead ships» near the island, which history is linked with the African colonies and the slave trade. However, diving in the waters of Terceira will appeal to tourists who love to admire living marine life, because the local waters are very rich in animals. You can take a course of diving from scratch on the island and get an international license. If you want to enjoy the nightlife of the island, you should better stay in the area of Angra and all the popular beaches. You will find a lot of open-air parties here.
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The southern country consists of several main tourist zones. Madeira is the place of an invariably warm air temperature and the clearest waters, which are ideal for relaxing procedures in the company of splashing dolphins. Madeira is home to a huge number of different species of fish. Landscapes at water depths are replete with rocky reefs and numerous underwater caves. The “Parcial do Garajau” marine park is full of mackerels, as well as rare species of marine fish. T-Reef is one of the few natural places, consisting of a pair of rocky formations, which towers over dozens of meters in height, forming in the process a cave with a length of 50 meters. At the moment, this site is a favorite recreation spot for divers.  … Open
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Guide to your best city break in Terceira Island - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Terceira Island - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Terceira Island?' disappears immediately.
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