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Parque Industrial de Vila Franca | 500m Offshore, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-114, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buy tickets online in advance. Even in October it comfortable to swim. The changing rooms are limited so wear your bathing suit over on the boat. Amazing views and snorkeling.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great 3 hour stay out on the island. Was happy to see that there are washrooms and lifeguards in case you need any help. It was a very easy snorkel around in the calm waters. I would try to take the earliest...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s the tiny island just off the shore of Vila Franco. Lovely rock formation, it’s exterior perimeter carved out of the waves of the open sea. The crater lagoon resembles a circular or slightly elliptical pool of apparently 23-deg C (74F) water whole year round....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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CNVFC, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello globetrottingYankee! Thanks for your evaluation!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just went today (Sept 26); no lines at all. If you're going in the shoulder season I would not let the bad reviews discourage you. They close in mid-October so you can't go in the off season. 10 min boat ride; 8 euros. Gorgeous scenery;...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read some of the reviews my wife and i were a bit tentative however decided to make a go of it. The first day attempted had been cancelled out due to the weather, we showed up at around noon on the second day and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bring your own food and drinks...but most important a cushion or yoga mat to sit on as the rocks are sharp. Swimming is wonderful and safe. Truly a unique experience. The Ferry ride from the mainland is 8 Euros roundtrip for each person for the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank delen1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful natural pool! No amenities once u r there, so pack anything u think u will want... food, drink, snorkel gear, etc. we were done after a few hours as it is small and not a lot of area to explore. Great if u want...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Monica S
CNVFC, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Monica S! First of all we appreciate your evaluation! Yes, we always suggest visitors to bring water and food from the land. See you soon? :)

Reviewed 13 September 2019

You have to reserve before going. Do it the day before. You can pass the all day on the island, bu i do not recommend more than 4 hours, unless you do snorkeling or do some pictures or read a book. The place gets crowded...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Pedro_Diener_Pereira
CNVFC, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Pedro_Diener_Pereira! Thanks for you review! Yes, you're right! It's always better to prepare your trip, due to the high-season months june-august See you soon? :)

Reviewed 12 September 2019

Nature has done great work create this place. Lonely islet shaped like a ring in fact submerged crater of extint volcano created by underwater eruption, today is popular bathing area. Interior- sheltered by cliffs- looks like a bay with soft crystal clear water. The surroundings...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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CNVFC, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello luiza c, Thank you for your fantastic review. Great description of the islet! See you soon?

Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

We have no idea why this gets bad reviews! We almost didn’t come and we are so glad we did. We had a great time relaxing on the rocks and snorkeling. There were many fish to see. The nature is beautiful. The ferry worked out...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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CNVFC, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello robertsra23! Thank you for your fantastic review. Most of the reviews come often from visitors that didn't prepare their trip. Places with a high turnout and a limit of entries per day always have limitations, so our sales team ensures the correct and fastest...More

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Response from FOL-1003 | Reviewed this property |
its quite shllow but you have to be able to swim., the lagoon is normally off limits, as its a research place, however, during the RedBull Days it ws open to public and you can book a trip over with a guide who explains the... More
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Hello! Thanks for you contact! You can pre-book through cnvfc net/cruzeiro from 15 days to 24hrs before the trip date. If tickets online are sold out, please go to our ticket-office in the South of marina of Vila Franca do... More
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