Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel

4.9
Caldeira das Sete Cidades, an important source of fresh water for the islands, provides a subtropical oasis of green hills, dense forests, and foggy bluffs. Formed by a prehistoric volcanic eruption followed by another in 1445, the area is actually a large volcanic crater. The resulting land offers an array of flora and fauna. Take one of the trails that will lead you up to the top of the crater, where you'll observe numerous lakes, the ocean, and the quaint town within. Work out when and for how long to visit Caldeira das Sete Cidades and other Sao Miguel attractions using our handy Sao Miguel trip planner .
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  • Beautiful, but after all lots of things seen on Sao Miguel and the publicity to read about this is I find it disappointing. Was beautiful, but have nicer things seen.
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  • The blue and green lakes are nothing short of beautiful. We were lucky enough to have a clear sunny day. We were able to hike around the area and enjoyed the beautiful flowers. The roads around the la...  more »
  • Stunning! Idyllic landscape, which encourages us to be some time to contemplate it. Ideal to enjoy the scenery and take a trip through our interior
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  • Something for nature lovers, no mass tourism. Beautiful and well maintained.
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  • Spectacular this place. Wonderful view of the caldera of the volcano. Very beautiful region, not to be missed.
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  • Fantastic Lakes paradise
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