GRACIOSA - THE AZORES
GRACIOSA FACTS AND STATS
- Graciosa is the second smallest island in the archipelago.
- Graciosa is 12.5 km long, 8.5 km at its widest, and with a total land area of 62 sq. km.
- The highest point (Pico Timao) reaches 398 m (1035 ft).
- With just over 5,000 inhabitants Graciosa accounts for approximately 3% of the population of the archipelago.
- Furna do Enxofre - a worldwide unique geological phenomenon of a volcanic vault with a lagoon of warm sulphurous water, reached via a 270ft spiral staircase. Best visited between 11am and 2pm due to the sun light.
- Furna da Maria Encantada - a 2m high largely intact part of a lava tunnel, at whose end you have a panoramic view of Graciosa's main crater Caldeira.
- Termas do Carapacho - thermal waters, naturally heated and rich in sulphor are used to treat rheumatic and skin deseases.
- Ilheu da Baleia - a natural islet resembling the shape of a whale (baleia).
- Caldeirinha - a hill from where you will see most of Graciosa, and on clear days also the islands of Terceira, Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial.