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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Missing things in the Azores

HIGHWAYS We have no highways and the best we can offer are two SCUTs (fast lanes without costs for the user) in São Miguel. In the Azores we do not pay tolls to move around. TRAFFIC JAMS If we are more than 10m in traffic we don’t like it. In the Azores there are no traffic jams, which can stress …

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Maré de Agosto Festival

The Maré de Agosto Festival is a cultural event that has already brought to Santa Maria more than 400 shows, provided by more than 250 different groups and about 2000 musicians. Among them, prominent names in the music scene, national and international, representative of the most diverse aesthetic styles. Many of them, perhaps less well-publicized, have regularly taken on the …

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