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Algar do Carvao

Acores | Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal
+351 295 212 992
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Acores | Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal
+351 295 212 992
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the few places in the world where you can go inside and see a volcano. Its very wet, you'll want good shoes with traction and maybe a hoodie or even an umbrella. Lots of steps so be prepared. It's not a...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the three places in the world where you can enter a volcano. The landscape is so fantastic and you have a lagoon inside.

Thank Jacinto V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cave was beautiful. Not sure why you would sign up for the us tour if you have a car. It is easy to find and for 9 Euros you can buy a pass to this cave and Gruto do Naturales (not sure I spelled...More

Thank Zbix
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am unable to express in words, how beautiful this is. Many stairs to climb. But even if you can only do a few, don't pass it by. Well worth the effort.

Thank sandralph
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to see the caves at 10 a.m.and they were closed. Only opened from 2 to 6 from June to October. Was at least 4 vehicles showing up at same time. We came back at around 3 and we're not disappointed. Well lit interior,...More

1  Thank Maggieb3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this unique experience.It is just not another cave or lava tube.It is a long descent into the still intact cone of a volcano.The lave carved multi colored domes trying to get out until finding the path to the surface.There are a lot of...More

1  Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Magic and Relaxing place: Inside Mother Nature,100 m under the ground and a surprise that wait for you. What else? The price for the tour is very cheap for the experelience. I'm in love for the Algar do Carvao. Recommended.

1  Thank Federico2302
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awe inspiring descent into a former volcano. There are many steps and they were wet and slippery the day we visited. Make sure to wear good walking shoes, use the railings and take your time. It is an other worldly experience.

Thank Sundancer93003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at first worried for any potential fumes or risks because my wife was pregnant. We asked at the counter and the guy told us to just go slow and it would be fine. I guess that was wise since the only realistic hazard...More

Thank MiltIV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the island you are lucky to have a couple days with no rain. The day we visited was probably the rainiest day we had, but it was a prefect day to visit the cave. The little bit of light streaming in was beautiful. I...More

Thank Stacy C
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Lori C
Is Algar do Carvao open in October? We would love to see it!
11 April 2017|
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Response from Carol D | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's open all year round. We were there in January. It is only open in the afternoon. Enjoy your trip. I love the Azores!
Hi, how far is the Christmas Cave to Algar? Thinking of getting the 2 for 1 ticket.
7 February 2017|
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Response from CW K | Reviewed this property |
It's approximately ten minutes by car. You should absolutely do the combined ticket and see both if you have a car.
Do they accept credit cards?
30 January 2017|
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Response from CW K | Reviewed this property |
Yes as far asa remember they do