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Vila do Corvo

When setting foot on Vila do Corvo, one thing comes to mind quickly: tranquility. The smallest island of the Azores knows how to keep its charm and mystery. As a feeling of discovery of the unknown is settling in your heart, you will only want to know more about this remote island. Traveling to Corvo means an invitation to experience a simpler life.

About Vila do Corvo

In the town where the small population of Corvo is concentrated, wander through the typical narrow streets full of charm. You will discover a church, handicraft shops, museums and so much more.

A few minutes away from the center, the famous photogenic mills lie by the Atlantic Ocean. In the summertime they are open and you can have a look inside those traditional monuments.

Next to the mills is a small black-sand beach. It is the ideal spot in the summer to enjoy the sun and a swim in the Atlantic. Locals also love to go there to relax and refresh.

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Nature & Geology

The main attraction in Corvo is the special Caldeirão, an extinct volcano with a huge crater. Inside it, there is a lake of unique beauty, surrounded by the edges of the volcano covered in hydrangeas in the summertime. A singular scenery for pictures.

However, other off-the-beaten-track wonders are to be explored for those who spend more time on the island.

For instance, the trail ‘Cara do Índio’ (the Indian’s Face) is another trail you can do if you have more time on the island. it is about 4km long for a hike of 1h30. It leads to a rock that is believed to resemble the face of a man with an Indian hat.

Experiences and Tips

Don’t let the peacefulness of Corvo fool you as the locals love to chat and interact with travelers. They have so many stories to tell you about life in Corvo. Despite their small number, locals can be found around the city in the streets, simply enjoying a tranquil life.

The only way to enter Corvo is by boat or by plane, both arriving at Vila do Corvo, the main town on the island. The boat ride from Flores is nice and fast. You can often see dolphins along the way in addition to the beautiful coast of the island, full of caves, strange rock formations and waterfalls.

Once in town, a taxi can take you to the famous Caldeirão or you can also take the trail to go there on foot.

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