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AR_The view @ Ericeira Mystery Cache

This cache has been archived.

Geocaching HQ Admin: From June 06, 2018 until March 06, 2019, Geocaching HQ conducted an Augmented Reality (AR) experiment. During that time, cache owners were allowed to submit Mystery Caches that required the finder to download and use an AR app to find the cache. The goal of the experiment was to see how the geocaching community would use AR technology. Cache owners placed more than 600 AR caches around the world!

Unfortunately, the AR apps which met HQ’s requirements for the experiment have been or are currently in the process of being discontinued. As a result, it is currently not possible for finders to have the AR experience that was originally intended. Therefore, HQ has decided to archive all active AR caches placed during the experiment period. We are respectfully requesting that all AR cache owners please remove the cache container and contents as soon as possible.

As technology evolves, we look forward to seeing how Augmented Reality might have future applications for geocaching. Thank you to all cache owners who participated in the experiment!

Hidden : 06/24/2018
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


“This cache is part of an experiment that allows the use of Augmented Reality (AR) apps to find the cache. At the end of this experiment, Geocaching HQ will decide if this cache will be grandfathered or archived. Geocaching HQ reserves the right to archive this cache at any time if conditions change. If you have found this cache and would like to give feedback on your experience, please fill out this survey.”


To find this cache you need to install Metaverse app on your smartphone and create an account. The app and the account are both free.

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After you've installed the app and created the account, scan the QRCode below to start your experience.

The cache

The cache is a regular container, hidden in a place with a fantastic view to the ocean. Be careful of the nearby cliff, especially on windy days.

Here, you can view the virtual logbook of this AR cache. If you like, leave your stories and photos for the rest of the community.

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Decryption Key


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