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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. Plan trip to Vila Franca do Campo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • If the mountain peaks in the clouds are: don't. We have the lagoa first approached from the North, but by the drizzly weather, we saw at the miradouros no sense, just clouds. In addition, the road is very steep, so when rain again also not without danger to drop away by car. We have then decided to approach the lagoa to try from the South coast, where a hiking trail runs to the Lake. On the South coast, all sunshine and a beautiful but heavy walk along a levada but once on a certain height come, we came back into the clouds and in the rain. View of the Lake was minimal. A few days later, we drove along the same road with the miradouros again and when we have had very nice views of the Lake.
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  • Very beautiful from above! And even better from down :) If the weather's fine, it's beautiful! The descent is done well, the ascent is quite difficult, not recommended a children's toddler. Forbidden to swim because the water is the reserve from neighboring villages. Plan hat and sunscreen, because it hits hard!
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  • Great Trek of 15 km from the South and going down the driveway and the way of the electric mini-barrages to the beach. a mixture of tropical island, volcano, mountain pastures under bright sunshine and a light breeze.
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