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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Algar do Carvao is a must see when visiting Terecia Island. It really is one of a kind that you cannot see anywhere else in the world. The walk to the bottom is relay not that challenging or far so take the time needed to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheBugGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a once in a lifetime great experience. Be warned though, it’s physically demanding. I sucked it up and went to the bottom of the cave. It’s worth it, but be aware of the steep steps/moisture and tight squeeze wen heading back up them!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scrmonster
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the top 5 experiences of my life was being inside of this cave. It was so cool to realize that there are only 4 caves in the world that you can actually be inside and this is one of them and it only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank micheles137
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been inside of lava tubes in Hawaii but this is quite different. It's neat to be able to make the descent and find the lake below, and see the long stalagtites. It's quite beautiful! There are so many stairs but one can go as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HeavenlyRN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience. To actually go down inside a volcano and look up to see where the lava / gases had once escaped. There are steps, but you don't have to go all the way to the bottom to get a feel for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JLemieux88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Need to do some stairs, but what a neat experience. It is drippy and wet, so bring a plastic for your head. Only 6 euros entrance fee.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MO2cats
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You have to visit this place. For 6 euros (9 if you want to visit christmas grote) you can enter a volcano... Amazing. Catch some nice pics.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Gonçalo F
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Terceira was quietly wonderful! I do not want to harm the tourism business but your do not need guides unless that is what you prefer! Rent a car (AUTOMATIC definitely) day one from the airport. Driving is easy... every road leads somewhere even though it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank toil4travel
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Never before experienced anything like this. Unique opportunity. Take advantage while you are there. Take a look at Trilhas photos for some good ideas.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank despsun
Reviewed 20 October 2018

A beautiful, natural site to see while in terceira. There are lots of steps but definitely worth it!

Date of experience: January 2018
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