Salto Do Cabrito is a beautiful waterfall situated on the island of Sao Miguel, Azores. Although less impressive than the other waterfall I recommend (Salto Do Prego) it is much easier to access. Additionally, Do Cabrito exhibits its own charm and is a great addition to your vacation in Sao Miguel. Conveniently located in the middle of the island, the waterfall is in close proximity to Miradouro De Santa Iria.
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Getting to Salto Do Cabrito
The easiest way to get to Salto Do Cabrito is by rental car. Follow google maps to reach the landmarked spot. Here, follow the signs via a dirt road. In a few minutes, you’ll reach a parking lot. The road extends from here, but it is narrow one way and there is a “no parking” sign at the entrance. I chose to leave my car in the lot and walk down.
Exploring Salto Do Cabrito
After a short, 15 minute walk downhill, you will find the Salto Do Cabrito waterfall. It might not look impressive right now – but this is just the start.
Take a few pictures here and then look for the stairs up that lead along the large pipe.
As you walk the several hundred stairs up, you’ll discover a different – and much more impressive view.
Here, you can walk along the pipe on a specially constructed metal catwalk. From the top, you can see the waterfall drop into the lake below. Essentially, you are walking on top of a waterfall – an unusual and fun experience.
Eventually, the steel pathway ends and this is where most people turn around. However, you don’t have to. Keep walking along the wide pipe and in just a few minutes you’ll come upon a bridge.
Continue The Hike
The bridge, which might look scary at first is actually a stable structure.
When you walk over the bridge, you’ll see more red and yellow trail markers. Continue along this route for an easy circular trail. The trail takes about 2 hours to complete. Along the way, you’ll pass by the energy generating dam and hot springs.