Berlenga grande

berlenga grande

Where is Berlenga?

Located 5,7 miles away from Cape Carvoeiro, the archipelago of Berlengas consists of 3 island groups: Berlenga Grande, and nearby reefs, Estelas and Farilhões-Forcadas, all of them geologically different. Berlenga, Estelas and surrounding islands were classified Berlenga Natural Reserve on September 3rd 1981.

How big is Berlenga Grande?

At 1.5 kilometres (0.9 mi) long and 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi) wide, Berlenga Grande is the largest of the islands of the Berlengas Archipelago. At its highest, it rises to 88 metres (289 ft) above sea level. The island has a number of notable caves, including Gruta Azul (English: Blue Grotto) and Furado Grande (English: Big Hole).

Is a day trip to Berlenga Grande worth it?

A day trip to Berlenga Grande is only suitable for physically fit and mobile visitors, as some of the footpaths are very worn and there are lots of hills to climb. All of the ferries to the Berlengas Islands depart from Peniche harbour, and along the harbour walkway are the ticket offices for all of the tour companies.

Can I visit the Berlengas Islands from Peniche?

As a tourist, it is possible to visit the largest of the Berlengas Islands, Berlenga Grande, as a day trip from Peniche. A typical day trip to Berlenga Grande includes a boat tour of the cliff formations, a visit to the São João Baptista fort, a hike through the interior of the island, bird watching, snorkelling or simply relaxing on the beach.

Where are the Berlengas Islands?

The Berlengas Islands is an archipelago located just off the west coast of Portugal. It is made up of diverse landscapes, wildlife and a unique Portuguese experience. The entire island is a Nature Reserve, and many efforts are made to conserve its local flora and fauna.

What is the meaning of Berlengas?

The Berlengas are a Portuguese archipelago consisting of small Atlantic islands 10 to 17 kilometres (6.2–10.6 miles) off the coast of Peniche, Portugal, in the Oeste region. These islands were traditionally known to British mariners as the Burlings.

What is the history of Berlenga Grande?

Human occupation on Berlenga Grande dates back to antiquity: the islands are referred to in Ptolemys Geography as Λονδοβρίς ( Londobris ). Much later it was referred to as the island of Saturno by Roman geographers, and was visited successively by Muslims, Vikings and privateers .

Is Berlenga Portugal worth visiting?

Was it worth going? The short answer is yes! Berlenga is about an hour north of Lisbon in what’s known as the Silver Coast of Portugal, just off the coast of the fishing town of Peniche. Here it is on Google Maps.

What is a typical day trip to Berlenga Grande?

A typical day trip to Berlenga Grande includes a boat tour of the cliff formations, a visit to the São João Baptista fort, a hike through the interior of the island, bird watching, snorkelling or simply relaxing on the beach.

Are the Berlengas Islands worth a visit?

Warning: The Berlengas Islands are exposed to the huge waves of the Atlantic Ocean; this is not a day trip for you if you are susceptible to seasickness. The Farol da Berlenga lighthouse is at the highest point on the island, at 92m above sea level

What is Berlenga Grande famous for?

The archipelago is a protected reserve, home to all kinds of creatures and foliage but especially seagulls and lizards, and tourists are only able to visit Berlenga Grande. Berlenga Grande is famous for its iconic fortress, which is now a cheap bed and breakfast (see below).

Where to stay on the island of Berlengas?

Most people that visit Berlengas do so as part of a half day or day trip, but it’s actually possible to stay on the island: either by camping or in the Fortress of São João Baptista (now a hotel and restaurant).

Well meet at the Marina de Peniche and there take the ferry to Berlenga Grande. This is the largest island of the archipelago and also the only one of the three that can be visited. Ready to experience a unique adventure?

How to get to the Berlengas Islands?

Well meet at the Marina de Peniche and there take the ferry to Berlenga Grande. This is the largest island of the archipelago and also the only one of the three that can be visited. Ready to experience a unique adventure? Once we board the ferry, well sail across the Atlantic set course to the archipelago of the Berlengas Islands.

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