Faial Nature Park is filled with breathtaking landscapes, unique birds and plants, as well as singular geological formations, surrounded by a magnificent, blue, pure sea, alive and extraordinary in the way it carries all these forms of life, such as cetaceans, seabirds, sharks, and all its inhabitants.
Right in the centre of the island, the astonishing Caldeira will leave you in awe for its immensity and for all the flowers, plants, and trees covering the soil and shining under the sunlight. The walls of this volcanic depression, with a perimeter of seven kilometres, are covered with Azorean Candleberry Trees (Morella faya), Azorean Laurel (Laurus azorica), Azorean Juniper (Juniperus brevifolia), as well as mosses and ferns, among other endemic species that can be observed along the trail that leads you around the setting.
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At the western end of the island, the Capelinhos Volcano stands majestically. A testimony of the last volcanic eruption that occurred in the Azores, between 1957 and 1958, which added new land to the island. It has been observed and documented from the beginning, first as an underwater volcano and later as a terrestrial volcano, adding 2.4km² to the island. Today, it is a place of pilgrimage for the international scientific community, and a must-visit in Faial.