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Barreiro da Faneca

Freguesia de Sao Pedro | Vila do Porto, Santa Maria, Acores, Santa Maria 9580, Portugal
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Red Dessert, hidden amongst the island.

This place could be a bit tricky to find. It's not recommended to drive on during the rainy season... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
JenniferFreitas
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Toronto, Canada
via mobile
barreiro

returned after 6 yrs to find a new road, the whole area is now fenced and protected against the... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
drchrysc
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lomba da maia
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6 Feb 2018
“Red Dessert, hidden amongst the island.”
21 Nov 2017
“barreiro”
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Freguesia de Sao Pedro | Vila do Porto, Santa Maria, Acores, Santa Maria 9580, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

This place could be a bit tricky to find. It's not recommended to drive on during the rainy season due to the sand or travels texture it becomes almost like quick sand. The fact that there's this big dry area within a forest of greens...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

returned after 6 yrs to find a new road, the whole area is now fenced and protected against the plague of 4WD, and much more pleasant with a walking footpath to the Barreiro

Thank drchrysc
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

If you have the time to visit the red desert then do so but do not think it is a must see spot. We had 5 days on the island to pretty much see it all and the red desert will not be considered a...More

Thank ERDFirefighter
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

You need to reall keep an eye open for the signs to this area it's down a few local small rough roads. I think you need to watch the translation of the word desert, it's a clay pan of maybe 50 hectares where the vegetation...More

Thank mike u
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

It is an interesting site but rather hard to find and not well signed.Park before you get to it unless you have 4 wheel drive or you could get stuck when it is wet.

Thank scitchie
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

I suppose if I were hiking through on the PR1SMA trail from Feteiras de Baixo to Anjos, Barreiro da Faneca would be a short but mildly interesting segment. But in our one day of exploring Santa Maria we made this a specific destination to drive...More

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