Nature & Geology
The gracefulness of Graciosa can truly be seen at Furna do Enxofre, in Caldeira. It was even explored by Albert I, Prince of Monaco, and Carlos I of Portugal.
The dramatic landscape can be observed going inside the crater, after going down 183 steps and seeing the lake at the bottom. Or also walking the trail around the crater, of 10km for amazing views over Graciosa and the other surrounding islands. At the visitor center, there is plenty of information about this magical place.
A wonderful place to explore is Carapacho hot springs. It is a very popular spot where you can enjoy thermal waters of 35-40°C. Since the late 18th century, the waters coming from Furnas do Enxofre are famous for their healing properties for rheumatic and skin diseases. There is also a spa to enjoy different relaxing services.