Varadouro Coastal Walk

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Varadouro Coastal Walk

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Starting from $84 USD / Adult
Embark on a leisurely hike that showcases nature’s awe-inspiring power and beauty. Drive along the stunning south coast of the island to Capelinhos Volcano, which emerged from the sea in 1957 and spent 14 months spewing lava, forever altering the scenery. After admiring the new land created by the volcanic activity, walk past the ruins of houses, which are now covered in volcanic ashesPass by a former whaling port and head on an unpaved road along the coast. You’ll soon stumble upon the new lighthouse which was built to substitute the one destroyed by the eruption. On your way to Varadouro, you’ll walk past several spots that provide expansive, picturesque views over the sea. Finally you’ll arrive at the bay of Varadouro, a rugged coastline of long beaches and jagged volcanic rock, with its swimming pools at the coast made out of black volcanic stones. Marvel at the tidal swimming pools created between the jet black formations. Learn about the region’s history, soak up the views, and take in the fresh salt air before the scenic drive back to Horta.
  • Set off on a guided walk of Varadouro, past abandoned homes covered in volcanic ash since the eruption.
  • Walk along the coast, and admire the new land formed from the volcanic activity of the 1950s.
  • Reach the Varadouro Coast, a popular resort area know for its swimming holes nestled amid the natural volcanic rocks.
What to BringShow
  • SeaPass card and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Layered clothing
Important NotesShow
  • Guest must be able to walk approximately 5 miles (around 10/15 steps) over gravel or uneven terrain.
  • This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
  • Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
  • Guests with concerns should consult their personal physician.
  • Tour order may vary.
Location Horta, AzoresHorta, Azores
Tour Code L304L304
Duration4.00 Hours4.00 Hours
Activity Level#Medium#Medium
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