(St Louis, MO USA)
Tunnel from Sete Cidades
We will be staying in Mosteiros for one week in late April and early May. I have heard that there is a tunnel to Sete Cicades. Is the tunnel well marked? Can you recommend any restaurants in Mosteiros - we will not have a car the first two days? Are there hot springs in Mosteiros as well as Ponta Da Ferraria? Thanks for your help.
Reply from Rob:
There is a tunnel to Sete Cidades. It is not well marked and it is intended for draining the lakes in the crater. It is passable on foot but is dark, damp and musty. From Moisteros you can find the tunnel at a picnic area on the main road above town. Sorry, I can't find a recent picture of it. I did include a picture from the Sete Cidades side.
Lyn, even though I always make a point of visiting Mosteiros on vacations to Sao Miguel, I can't seem to recall eating there. I know there are a couple of restaurants, but I can't say if they are good or bad.
For hot springs, Ponta da Ferraria is your best option.
I hope you enjoy your vacation! Please stay in touch.