The unique island of Vila Franca do Campo

• The unique island of Vila Franca do Campo

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, at a distance of more than 1,300 kilometers from the mainland of Europe, it is a unique archipelago of the Azores, which consists of nine islands, grouped in three in each group.

In addition to the nine designated islands, their banks have tiny islands formed volcanoes same as the main part of the islands. One of the most interesting islands is a small island of Vila Franca do Campo, located near the eponymous village, on the island of San Miguel.

The unique island of Vila Franca do Campo

Island Vila Franca do Campo formed crater, the old underwater volcano. That is why the lake lagoon inside the island has a perfectly round shape.

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At one time, the island served as a viewing platform whalers, as well as a fortress. Now Vila Franca do Campo is listed reserve and get in this unique environment is only possible from July to September. Moreover, only with a guide.

The unique island of Vila Franca do Campo The unique island of Vila Franca do Campo The unique island of Vila Franca do Campo

steps of Cliff Diving World Cup is also held here.

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