The parish of Capelo has 500 inhabitants and covers most of the Capelo volcanic complex with the volcano of Capelinhos. Large parts of the parish has been destroyed and evacuated during the eruption of the Capelinhos volcano in 1957 an 58. Capelo has a very divert landscape and climate, subtropical in Varadouro on the south side, much cooler in Norte Pequeno on the north side of the island.

What to do in Capelo

Given that the Capelinhos volcano is situated in Capelo, this is the obvious place to visit, do not forget to take a walk in the Martian landscape.

Visit Varadouro, take a bath in the natural pools or have just a drink in one of the bars or restaurants.

Enjoy the silence of the Reserva Florestal Natural do Parque do Capelo forest park.