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Lagoa do Fogo, Sao Miguel

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Hike through the untouched nature surrounding Lagoa do Fogo, a crater lake at the center of Sao Miguel Island. This vividly blue body of water fills a crater that was formed from a volcanic eruption in 1563. The lake is the highest above sea level on the island and is protected by the government, which has banned any modern construction around the lake to preserve its beauty. Follow the trail leading down to the lake. If you prefer not to hike, you can simply visit the tranquil lake by car or with a tour and take in the views from high above. Before you head to Vila Franca do Campo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Vila Franca do Campo vacation route planner, to make sure you see all that Vila Franca do Campo has to offer, including Lagoa do Fogo.
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  • By far is the most beautiful place on the island and also the most difficult to get to see depends a lot of collaboration of the time. How is too high is cloudy most of the time. I was fortunate to be able to see the last day's worth down to the lagoon and walk that way. It's something out of this world!
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  • Magic place! One of the most beautiful lagoons of the island! Upstairs, I almost can touch the clouds! Beautiful location and quiet
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  • Apart from access it that involves a walk of about 20 minutes, before downhill then retrace their steps, the show upon arrival at Lake is something overwhelming. ...
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