We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
362
All photos (362)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
About
The site of the volcanic eruption of 1957-58 on Faial, an island which is dominated by the volcanic cone of Caldeira.
Contact
Capelinhos, Faial Island, Portugal
Website
+351 292 202 000
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (343)
Filter reviews
117 results
Traveller rating
87
27
3
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
87
27
3
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews volcanic eruption light house the atlantic ocean piece of land couple of hours beautiful landscape walking trails interpretation centre gift shop bird view dark sand lighthouse museum ash faial moon earth
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 117 reviews
Reviewed today

Beautiful, eerie and a wonder to see! The day we visited was quite windy and the volcanic sand got into our eyes,ears, clothes and hair but it was okay as it added to the senses. The lighthouse there is magnificent and so lonely. The colors...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 77brad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not only a museum but a great outdoor learning area. After touring the museum we were asked if we wanted to climb up in the lighthouse. It is a self guided climb of about 140 steps to the top. Fortunately the weather cooperated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Cytraveler26
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The image of the lighthouse, stark against the grey ash and blue sea was worth seeing but that really was all there is to it. Other Volcanic areas, say in the Canary Islands are more interesting but on an island with limited things to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hifiglenn
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great geological spot that was created only 60 years ago! Amazing volcanic activity has left new land on Faial that you can explore, climb and hike.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank revett2016
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Knowing that this place of Faial is created only 60 years ago makes it an interesting place. The lookout point is great and gives you a good view of the whole place. Do combine visiting it with a walk around the nearby located pico's.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank koenb181
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We took a trip to Capelinhos and were amazed to see the amount of volcanic ash and an incredible landscape that left us feeling that we were walking on the moon. There are vast deposits of ash and lava that create an almost surreal feeling....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JBPortlandOR
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Easy to access area, about 30 mins from Horta. We did not go in, but there is supposedly a very interesting museum, lighthouse , and gift shop. Very cool to see this landscape that was formed from volcanic activities in the 50s. Next to Capelinhos...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Max G
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I've never seen a place like this. The visit is mandatory if you're in the island. You can see a lot of birds, and how the plants try to grow despite the coinditions.... Beautiful nature

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank anapl76
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This is an incredible landscape - not that many opportunities to see the landscape and safely walk on volcanic rock around a 60 year old volcano! Pay the 1 euro to climb the lighthouse to the top you'll get a good bird view of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank bengal Y
Reviewed 19 July 2018

A trip to see Capelinhos Volcano outside of Horta, is a very worthwhile experience. This area is a result of numerous earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in 1957/58. We rented a scooter, and enjoyed the quiet roads. We checked out the futuristic visitor centre, before heading...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Morag V
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 nearby hotels
Patio Lodge
51 reviews
4.46 km away
Quinta do Vale
14 reviews
6.01 km away
Residencias Varadouro
13 reviews
7.25 km away
Quinta das Buganvilias
45 reviews
7.79 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 61 nearby restaurants
Restaurante O Esconderijo
109 reviews
3.80 km away
Rumar
29 reviews
5.67 km away
Avozinha
8 reviews
5.81 km away
Bela Vista
60 reviews
6.92 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 60 nearby attractions
Caldeira
660 reviews
1.47 km away
Patio
159 reviews
4.50 km away
Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro
10 reviews
7.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Capelinhos staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines