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Islet of Vila Franca do Campo

Parque Industrial de Vila Franca, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-114, Portugal
+351 296 582 333
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Parque Industrial de Vila Franca, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-114, Portugal
+351 296 582 333
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is amazing!! But way to many tourists in the summer. Lots of fish and crystalline water. Bring your snorkel equipement

Thank Ricardo L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a boat or row yourself in rented canoe just go. One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited, pick a sunny day and take some fruit and sandwiches with you, you're going to want to spend time here. Also take snorkelling equipment!...More

Thank SidiousB
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We saw this natural oddity from the air while landing and it is even more spectacular up close with the opening to the caldera lagoon facing the village (great protection from the swells) and amazingly sheer exterior walls and adjacent pillars of rock. The ferry...More

Thank occdocbill
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I read mixed reviews on this place but we went at the beginning of September and had no problem getting a ticket for the boat and going over. It really is a cool place to visit, I have certainly never swam in a volcanic crater...More

3  Thank Cdn_Wanderlustige
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This is a magical spot to swim and snorkel, there isn't anything in the way of shade or to but food and drinks so bring what you need along with you in the boat.

1  Thank IrelandtheBest
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The islet can be reached via a small boat that leaves every hour from the marina in Vila Franca. It is really beautiful and a wonderful place for swimming or snorkeling. If you plan to stay longer just remember to bring food and drinks and...More

Thank SaraVeg81
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Inside the island the depth varies from ankle deep to 7 foot deep ish in a small area. There were plenty of fish inside and out. Saw a load of barracuda outside the island too. Be warned. There are scorprion fish inside. They are the...More

Thank SimonCanning
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This is just one of those pictures you need to get to say you have seen it with your own eyes. Had time been on our side, we would have liked to spend some time there!

Thank Barills
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We were just here today, it must be late in the season because there were plenty of tickets left around 11am and it wasn't too crowded. For a novice snokeller, it was very good; water is pretty clear and there were plenty of colourful fish...More

Thank eggbertshootsfire
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Take the boat from the harbour in town. It's only a 10 minute trip and costs 5 euro each. The boat leaves once an hour or whenever the boat is full. The lagoon is very shallow so don't expect spectacular snorkeling but it's fun to...More

1  Thank Brian S
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Wendy N
24 August 2017|
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Response from Kata0229 | Reviewed this property |
I think so. The islet is never closed as such. It is just the matter of the little boat wherher is working or not. That is the only option to get to the islet
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6 July 2016|
Response from Zelia S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer, I hope that you got helped.