A waterfall of warm, iron water where you can take a dip, it is located on the north slope of the Fogo Volcano.
The Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre (CIACV) is a structure dedicated to the promotion of the natural heritage of the Caldeira Velha´s area, which is classified as a Natural Monument.
The building has, among other aspects, the main purpose of promoting the particular environmental values, allowing the visitor to discover in loco the particularities of this point of interest and acting as a complementary space of informal education. At the same time offers a wide network of resources and promotes a touristic component.
It is also possible to enjoy three thermal pools at the Natural Monument.
Concentrated in a space surrounded by natural landscape, the building is noteworthy for being an “object stamped on the landscape”, which adapts to the existing vegetation and rocks, granting it an organic image, consistent with the space.
The interpretative exhibithion leads the visitor into a voyage through the volcanic origin of the islands, highlighting the Fogo Volcano formation. It also provides general information about the Natural Park, the geosites (emphatysing the ones located at Ribeira Grande) and specially the Caldeira Velha’s Natural Monument, regarding its biodiversity, geodiversity, geothermal and thermal resources.
A 300-metre deep crater with a diameter of 2.3 km. Some say that, inside, you can see the outline of the nine islands of the Azores.
This algar, also known as Algar dos Diabretes, located in Serra Branca, is easily accessible, and it is possible to get around its entire crater. However, among all the caves on the island of Graciosa, it is currently the only one that needs climbing equipment and qualified personnel to be able to access its interior. "Os Montanheiros" descended and explored this algar for the first time in 1964.
The Canário Lake occupies the area that coincides with the caldera of the crater lake of the same name.
The Cancela do Cinzeiro Recreational Forest Reserve, formerly known as Pedreira Forest Park, is located in an area to the west of the Tronqueira Mountain Range.
The Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre (CIVC) has an informative, educational and scientific mission, having for that purpose, a set of exhibitions with special emphasis on Capelinhos Volcano eruption and the formation of the archipelago, but also the various kinds of volcanic activity in the world and the history of Azorean lighthouses.
It was appointed by the European Museum Forum, for best European museum in 2012.
This building was constructed underground, so it wouldn’t interfere with the pre-existing landscape, allowing you to fully enjoy this recent volcanic landscape originated by the eruption of 1957/58. Besides the exhibitions, the Centre has an auditorium and a temporary exhibition of rock and mineral samples.
At the end of the visit, go up the Lighthouse where you can appreciate this unique landscape.
A spa complex from the nineteenth century, it is located by the sea, and its warm, sulphur water (between 36C and 40C) has been used since 1750 for the treatment of rheumatism and skin diseases. This area is also visited by many people because of its tidal pools.
Known as Piscinas do Carapacho, these pools provide crystal clear waters and an excellent place to spend some quiet time.