Today, our guests had the chance to enjoy diverse activities. The more active folks hiked around the Caldeira of Graciosa, the crater of a volcano that last erupted 5,000 years ago. The walk ended all the way down in a huge cave that smelled of sulfur, Furna do Enxofre, which holds within it a fumarole and a small lake.

Zodiacs took guests out from the tiny village of Praia to explore the surrounding islet. While the rare and mysterious Monteiro’s storm petrels must have been hiding in their nests, graceful roseate terns were seen flying nearby.

Guests enjoyed independent exploration of the village as well. Many got to taste Queijadas da Graciosa, a very memorable star-shaped sweet.