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Hiking in Corvo Island, Azores
Small and remote, Corvo Island is the tip of an enormous marine volcano known as Monte Gordo. Its main attraction is Lagoa do Caldeirão, on the bottom of the crater where you can observe nine islets, one for each of the Azores Islands. It was here that the Portuguese film of director Gonçalo Tocha "É na Terra não é na Lua" was shot and won the IX DocLisboa - International Cinema Festival competition. Filmed throughout four years, "É na Terra e não na Lua", of 180 minutes, "is a sort of contemporary archive in motion" of "a micro community, closed in itself", says Gonçalo Tocha. This documentary got the director an honorable mention at the Locarno Film Festival of 2011 in Switzerland and greatly contributes to raising awareness about this small Azorean Island. The Azores Islands are one of the World’s best kept secrets. Its location, which made the islands not that accessible in the past, is now seen as one of its advantages as it has helped preserve their authenticity. National Geographic rated the Azores Islands as the 2nd World’s Great Islands for its Sustainability. In fact, the Azores Islands are the perfect destination for those who seek a unique experience and want to go explore life’s essential roots. A prime example of this caring preservation is the Terra Nostra Botanical Park, which Condé Nast Traveler awarded as one of the world’s ten best “Green Retreats”
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