Extinct volcanic mountain - Monte Gordo, crowned with a large rebate crater, denominated locally by Caldeirão, with 3.7 km of perimeter and 300 meters of depth, where is lodged the Lagoon of Caldeirão.

Where you can see several lagoons, peat bogs and small “islets”, two long and five round. Morro dos Homens, the highest point of the island, is on the southern rim of the Caldeirão, 718 meters high, above the average level of the sea. In addition to this elevation, we can also highlight: Lomba Redonda (486m), Crown of Pico (267m), Morro da Fonte (371m), Espigãozinho (598m) and Serrão Alto (663m), integral parts of the island’s central volcano.



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