Viamar berlengas

viamar berlengas

How to get to Berlenga?

In the Atlantic Ocean, facing the coast of Peniche, the Berlengas archipelago is an oasis classified as UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Our scheduled Berlenga tours depart from Peniche Marina Pier. You will find Viamar Ticket Office close to the parking nearby the Fortress.

What is the Berlenga archipelago?

In the Atlantic Ocean, facing the coast of Peniche, the Berlengas archipelago is an oasis classified as UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Our scheduled Berlenga tours depart from Peniche Marina Pier.

How big is Berlenga Grande?

Berlenga Grande, the main island, is 1.500 meters long, 800 meters large and 85 meters high. Its climate is influenced by both Atlantic and Mediterranean weather influences, which make this archipelago a unique ecosystem in the word.

What is unique about the flora species of the Berlengas?

Some of the flora species of the archipelago of Berlengas are unique in the Earth (endemic species of Berlengas). Other have a very specific distribution. There are barely trees in Berlengas, because there is a lack of soil and very salty winds, making it very hard for tree species to settle.

What is Berlenga Grande?

Berlenga Grande is part of the Reserva Natural das Berlengas, a protected area home to marine species of flora and fauna. 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.

Where are the islands of Berlengas?

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 Grande, the main island, is 1.500 meters long, 800 meters large and 85 meters high.

What is Berlenga natural reserve?

Berlenga, Estelas and surrounding islands were classified Berlenga Natural Reserve on September 3rd 1981. 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.

How did Berlenga Island get its shape?

Berlenga Island is a pink granite plateau with rounded shapes, marked by a very jagged coastline, where several coves, caves, arches, paths, small islets and rocks stand out. All these landforms were shaped by the continuous action of erosive processes over a long period of time.

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