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.
Nossa Sr.ª dos Milagres Church
Dedicated to the patron saint of the island, whose feast is celebrated on 15 August. Inside, the statue of the saint which dates back to the sixteenth century can be found.
Also known as Portinho da Areia, this beach is characterised by being the only sand beach on the island of Corvo. The beach is formed by small grains that originate in the decomposition of volcanic rocks, in volcanic ash and in myriads of small shells of sea creatures that, for thousands of years, have built up in this sheltered spot of the coast.
Influenced by Mediterranean designs, they are smaller than those influenced by Northern European models. In these black stone constructions, the domes and the triangular sails constantly rotate to face the direction of the wind.
Corvo Cultural and Environmental Interpretation Centre
The Corvo Cultural and Environmental Interpretation Centre (CIACC) is the first mandatory stop for those who want to know and feel the island and discover its best kept secrets.
It is a space dedicated to the promotion and knowledge of the sites with more environmental interest of the island, and gives particular emphasis on the indigenous fauna and flora of Corvo Island, allowing you to learn about resident and migratory birds, as well as endemic terrestrial flora.
It is a privileged place for the promotion of scientific knowledge, enriching the experience of those who visit the Natural Park.
In its exhibition space visitors can see and understand the process of formation and geomorphological evolution of the island and its relation to areas of high interest in terms of the existing natural heritage.
The visitors also have the opportunity to "travel" to the past in order to understand the influence of human interaction with the environment, with emphasis on the customs and ways of using the natural resources, developed over the centuries in the protected areas.
It also provides information to support the visit and discovery of the Natural Park. This "trip" can be made freely and independently, or with a guide that, in detail, will provide all the information about the island.
The smallest island of the Azores is 6.24 km long and has 3.99 km at its maximum width. This oval shaped island stretches from north to south and has an area of 17.1 sq. km, with 430 people (2011 data) living there. The island of Corvo and the island of Flores, 17.9 km away, make up the Western Group of the archipelago. The highest point of the island, at an altitude of 720 m, is located in the area known as Estreitinho at 39°41'58'' latitude north and 31°06'55'' longitude west.