Furna do Abel

Furna da Lava - Abel Cave

Useful Information

Location: Near Canada Longa.
Follow road to the southeast, signposted Caldeira, turn right after 500 m (before tunnel) and follow the road which surrounds the caldera for 100 m. To the right of the road, signposted. Nearest bus station at Canada Longa, 20 min walk.
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: Speleologylava tube
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=97 m, W=8 m, H=6 m.
Guided tours:
Bibliography: Rosalina Gabriel, Fernando Pereira, Sandra Câmara, Nídia Homem, Eva Sousa, Maria Irene Henriques (2006): Bryophytes of Lava Tubes and Volcanic Pits from Graciosa Island (Azores, Portugal), AMCS Bulletin 19 / SMES Boletín 7 - 2006 Bookonline
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This cave is located at the outside of the Caldeira. This is a short part of a typical lava tube. There are numerous lava tubes in this area, but this one is signposted and easy to find.