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Nature

The Azores and nature are synonymous words. The island of Faial and its capital city of Horta fully confirm this statement. The bay area of Horta will be applying for the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World, and in the inland contact with nature is practically permanent, enhanced by various sport activities, educational and entertaining.

The renowned National Geographic called the Azores as the second best nature destination in the globe. The island of Faial is no exception and the city of Horta has already submitted an application to the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World. Enjoy the beauty of the island from the viewpoint of Monte da Guia, classified as "Special Protected Area". In the city, enjoy the green areas, including the Botanical Garden of Faial, which brings together all the natural flora of the Azores. In the interior of the island you cannot miss the chance to see the Capelinhos volcano, which was active between 1957 and 1958 and that "created" a natural reserve of high geological, biological and landscape interest. Caldeira is another point of interest on the island. It is the largest volcano crater in Faial, about 400 meters deep and two kilometers in diameter. It houses populations of rare flora and its heritage is protected, so it is not possible to descend. Discover the natural pools in Varadouro and enjoy this communion with nature through activities such as hiking, mountain biking, diving, sailing, whale and dolphin watching. Take advantage that this is the island with the highest number of volcanic sand beaches. Porto Pim, Almoxarife Beach and North Beach appeal to excellent dips.

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