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Ribeira dos Caldeirões

Wander in a lush natural park displaying waterfalls of all shapes and sizes. A place where local traditions and nature make one. Discover old material used in the everyday life of Azoreans from the former century as well as an abundant dreamy landscape.

About Ribeira dos Caldeirões

The Natural Park of Ribeira dos Caldeirões is a protected area in the municipality of Achada, São Miguel. It is inside the protected area of Serra da Tronqueira.

There, you will see several mills built in the 16th century. They were responsible for a big source of subsistence and wealth in the region.

One of the mills is still functioning while the others were turned into a museum, a handicraft shop, and a cafeteria. The watermills are protected and classified as Municipal Interest Properties. 

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Nature & Geology

When in Nordeste, Ribeira dos Caldeirões is one of the most famous places to visit thanks to its lush vegetation and scenic waterfalls creating heavenly natural scenery. Indeed, you can observe a great variety of Macaronesian flora such as abundant Laurissilva as well as the famous hydrangeas and cryptomerias. 

A magnificent waterfall is located up the park, flowing in a river passing throughout the entire place. Preserving this unique location is important, that is why the natural park is included inside the Zone of Special Protection of Pico da Vara and Ribeira do Guilherme.

Experiences and Tips

In addition to the gigantic waterfall in front of the parking lot, there are several other smaller ones in the whole park, allowing the practice of canyoning in spectacular surroundings. 

Tip: You can book a canyoning experience in Ribeira dos Caldeirões with us! Professional guides and high-quality material. 

If you are not an adrenaline lover, you can simply have a stroll in the park and enjoy the views. Also, picnic tables and barbecue grills are at everyone’s disposal to have lunch in nature. Take in the nature and peacefulness of this place. 

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    What to wear on a Canyoning tour?

    Please wear a swimsuit on. You can also bring a lycra shirt / rash vest to use as a first layer. Please use a hairband if applicable.

    I have never done canyoning before, is it a problem?

    No,it is not a problem. The guides are here to help you.

    Frequently asked about Ribeira dos Caldeirões

    Is Canyoning scary?

    It is an adventurous activity with some adrenaline, but it is perfectly safe. You are not forced to jump as there are always alternatives.

    What is the best weather to do Canyoning in Azores?

    When it is raining, it is the best moment to do canyoning, you will get wet anyway.

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