We visited on a windswept day when the volcanic dust scoured bare flesh more effectively than any exfoliate. The whole area is very interesting, particularly having visited Montserrat earlier in the year, a much more recent eruption and hence harder to visit. At Capelinhos one can wander over the whole area and can now just see the roofs of former... 更多
It was just amazing to be able to experience this volcanic ash landscape. The first 2 floors of the lighthouse are buried under this ash. The 3D video explaining the eruption of the volcanic eruptions is fantastic. We learned a lot about the formation of the Azores.
Everyone should try to go up the spiral staircase and walk around the top of the lighthouse. It's an amazing 360• view. Go slow & let people pass you, if you think you can't do it, you can! There is plenty of room and it is very sturdy.
We spent a lovely day at Capelinhos visiting the centre and lighthouse first with an afternoon swim and sun bath at the near by cove. Centre was very informative and held our kids attention (14 & 10), stopped for a quick lunch good range of sandwiches all reasonably priced and freshly made. Views from the lighthouse were stunning, if you... 更多
Spent a really interesting few hours at the centre and surrounding area. The old black and white photos of the volcano as it happened in the fifties were really fascinating to see. The surrounding area has a haunting quality and the view from the top of the old lighthouse that survived the eruption (partly buried) is stunning. Very clever how... 更多
Beautiful view of dark sand and ocean. Anyone should see it. It was windy when we were there - we feeled like in a desert sandstorm. Bring something to protect your eyes :)
This desert like landscape makes such a contrast to the rest of this greenest of islands. There is no charge for entering the area (although there is if you go to the visitors' centre). There is limited free parking (some parking needed on the road during busier times). There is a small bathing area (with steps into the sea but... 更多
The volcano exhibition is really good not to be missed if you visit the island of Faial in the Azores. It is built completely underground and the 3D film shown is Excellent and really well produced and 3D is very realistic, I really loved the music background to the film, also on show in the complex is original film footage... 更多
This place is just incredible. One can really feel like just landing on Mars. Its life Earth at its best, the light house, the colours, dark brown, black, contrasting with the blue ocean. Amazing