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Saw a little bird in the cave!

A nice stop here to see the "castle" itself which is a shelter for the sea birds to reproduce. Our... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
annamarie Y
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Dalian, China
via mobile
Not for the faint hearted - if you want to walk on to this rock!

Castelo Branco so names because from a distance (from the sea) it looks like a castle! Great pic in... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
M J
,
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I wouldn't go there on purpose, since i don't think it's so special. You can take the walking trail to avoid stepping on the plants.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A nice stop here to see the "castle" itself which is a shelter for the sea birds to reproduce. Our guide Suzanna on azores exp. was a local girl with great knowledge of the island and she showed us a little bird in one of...More

Thank annamarie Y
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The weather was great, and the spot was fabulous... to relax, take in nature, have a pic-nic, a hike or whatever your heart desires... it´s a really pleasant spot to spend some time in or just stop by and visit.

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Castelo Branco so names because from a distance (from the sea) it looks like a castle! Great pic in area, great for viewing various birds and coastline. However if plan to walk the path that is constantly eroded by the sea on both sides, has...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We visited this lovely rugged coastal area in order to view Cory's Shearwaters. Although the visibility wasn't great we managed to see 1,000+. If you wish to do the same (or look for whales / dolphins) then you will need your own binoculars / telescope...More

Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Interesting piece of landscape, with great views down to the ocean. There is a little trail and a viewpoint with an information placard. Perfect for a picnic!

Thank brianmca
Reviewed 19 November 2015

As part of the Natural Park system of Faial, this huge outcropping of rock is an important nesting area for protected migratory birds, particularly the little Cory Shearwater that comes here to hatch its eggs between March and October. When we arrived in mid November,...More

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