Ilhéu de Vila Franca do Campo
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netuseraz
N 37° 42.344 W 025° 26.506
26S E 637357 N 4174308
Quick Description: The islet is a volcanic cone of hidromagmatic origin, that resulted from an underwater eruption, surtesian type . The islet is now much dismantled by marine erosion, tectonic movements and differential settlement.
Location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 5:56:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMF4XR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 12

Long Description:
Geologically, at a submarine level, the fissures are among the most typical habitats and protected area of greatest interest, especially for underwater wildlife that live in less illuminated places. We are on the presence of a geologicaly / biological place of great interest. Fissures are primarily composed of basaltic rock.
Another distinctive component of this set of rare geological beauty is the Farilhão, a rock 20 m away from the Great islet with 32.5 meters height, crowned by Festuca petraea.
The island is about 500 meters from the coast of Vila Franca do Campo village, and 1200 meters of Tagarete wharf . From Tagarete port there are regular connections with the island during the summer at a price of 4.5 euros per adult (free for children under 10 years old).
Please observe that this islet is classified as natural reserve and is also classified as an Important Bird Areas by the Birdlife International so, it’s not allowed to collect any samples.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): 4.00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: yes

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Website reference: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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