Nature

Featuring a very complex eruptive history, Terceira is different from the other islands thanks to the variety of volcanic remnants that exhibit quite unique shapes. The island hosts 7 geosites with remarkable geodiversity: Algar do Carvão [pit cave], Caldeira de Guilherme Moniz [volcanic crater], Caldeira da Serra de Santa Bárbara and Mistérios Negros [volcanic crater], Furnas do Enxofre [fumarole field], Monte Brasil [hill], Pico Alto [peak], Biscoito Rachado and Biscoito da Ferraria [forest reserve], Ponta da Serreta [headland] and old lava flows.

The Terceira Nature Park, the largest of the Azores Archipelago, includes 20 protected areas spread throughout the island and the sea off its coast. There are quite a few areas of natural vegetation that have witnessed little to no human intervention, such as

the volcanic crater Caldeira da Serra de Santa Bárbara, which is listed as a Strict Nature Reserve of the Terceira Nature Park and features a wide variety of endemic fauna and flora.

In the middle of the Atlantic, about halfway between America and Europe, this verdant island is visited by birds from both continents that deviate from their routes. Some species from America and Europe grow side by side, while others that geography had separated thousands of years ago get reunited and a few that are extinct in continents emerge on the island. The coastline and the islets off the coast are important habitats for some of Europe’s most important species of seabirds that visit the Azores every year to nest or simply to rest.

Recreation Area of Doze Ribeiras
Recreation Area of Doze Ribeiras The Recreation Area of Doze Ribeiras opened in 2008, has […]
Serra de Santa Bárbara Interpretation Centre
Serra de Santa Bárbara Interpretation Centre The Serra de Santa Bárbara Interpretation Ce […]
Monte Brasil Recreational Forest Reserve
Monte Brasil Recreational Forest Reserve Monte Brasil is an extinct volcano that emerged […]
Silvestre Ribeiro Garden
Silvestre Ribeiro Garden Silvestre Ribeiro Garden takes its name in honor of a famous pol […]
Duque da Terceira Garden
Duque da Terceira Garden This garden, which is considered to be one of the most interesti […]
Caldeira da Serra de Santa Bárbara and Mistério...
Caldeira da Serra de Santa Bárbara and Mistérios Negros From the top of Serra de Santa Bá […]
Ponta da Serreta
Ponta da Serreta Located on the westernmost zone of the island, in the surroundings of th […]
Ilhéus das Cabras
Ilhéus das Cabras Due of violent underwater eruptions, the Ilhéus das Cabras result from […]
Viveiros da Falca
Viveiros da Falca The Viveiros da Falca are located in São Bartolomeu dos Regatos and ha […]
Mata da Serreta Forest Recreation Reserve
Mata da Serreta Forest Recreation Reserve Mata da Serreta Forest Recreation Reserve is l […]
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Lagoa das Patas Forest Reserve
Lagoa das Patas Forest Reserve The Lagoa das Patas [Duck Lake] Forest Reserve is in the i […]
Biscoito da Ferraria e Pico Alto
Biscoito da Ferraria e Pico Alto From the forest path of Algar do Carvão (CF31) – Agualva […]
Machado Fagundes Vulcanoespeleologic Museum
Machado Fagundes Vulcanoespeleologic  Museum Since the organisation started up, the Monta […]
Gruta do Natal Interpretation Centre
Gruta do Natal Interpretation Centre Natal Cave is 700 m long and this information center […]
Azores Environment Monitoring Center – Angra S...
Azores Environment Monitoring Center –  Angra Science Center This monitoring center aims […]
Angra do Heroísmo Park’s Shop
The Park’s Shop is installed in the Historic Centre of Angra do Heroísmo, and is a privil […]
Furnas do Enxofre
Furnas do Enxofre The visitation circuit of Furnas do Enxofre was designed to secure the […]
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Monte Brasil Natural Reserve
Monte Brasil Natural Reserve Monte Brasil is an extinct volcano that emerged from the sea […]
Algar do Carvão Natural Reserve
Algar do Carvão Natural Reserve The great eruption, known as the Pico Alto, which occurr […]
Relvão Municipal Park
Relvão Municipal Park Park located next to the São João Baptista Fortress is one of the m […]
Agualva Bays
Agualva Bays The Agualva Bays are one of the main geo-touristic icons of Terceira Island. […]
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Caldeira Guilherme Moniz
Caldeira Guilherme Moniz The Guilherme Moniz–Pico Alto volcano, the second to emerge from […]
Gruta do Natal (Christmas Cave)
Gruta do Natal (Christmas Cave) The Christmas Cave is located in the middle of Terceira I […]