On our way to Caldeira de Santo Cristo

During one of our Hiking trips we’ve cover almost 100km of hiking trails across the triangle islands. On the peculiar island of São Jorge we walked down the trail that takes us trough incredible landscapes before we reach Caldeira de Santo Cristo.

The Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo is a very special place. It has become incrinsing popular in recent years and, although the Fajã changed a bit with the pressure of local tourism, it continues to be “a must do” activity: to hike our way there.

After the Caldeira de Santo Cristo we’ve continued to end the day at Fajã dos Cubres. It’s rewarding to finish the activity on a classified Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar). The amazing ocean lagoon that we can find there is of great importance to sea birds like the Cory’s shearwater (Calonectris diomedea), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii), Sooty tern (Sterna fuscata), Euroasian woodcock (Scolopax rusticola), Red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus), Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago), etc.

São Jorge is one of the few privileged Azores islands that have permanent flows of pure water creeks, so we’ve decided to take a swim on one of the waterfalls. Depending on the time of the year this water can be really cold but it will always be a comforting experience.

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