Vila Franco do Compo is a small uninhabited island located next to San Miguel. It is a flooded crater of a volcano with a depth of about 20 meters. More than a third of the island’s area is hidden under water. This is how it looks from the altitude of the drone.
Inside the crater there is an almost perfectly round natural lake, which is connected with the sea by a narrow channel. This formation is called Boquete and it looks north to the shores of San Miguel. The canal provides water circulation between the ocean and the lagoon, preventing waves from penetrating deep into the lagoon. Such a unique enclosure of the basin from ocean weather contributed to the development of a rich variety of crustaceans, fish and algae.
In June, we plan to return to the picturesque Azores, who is with us? 😉
Dates: June 20-29, 2020
Number of participants: up to 10 people
Cost: 1650 € —————————————————————
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