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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 Sao Miguel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • We have had changeable weather during our stay on Sao Miguel but, on the basis that one can experience rain, clouds, mist, wind and sun all in the space of an hour here, we headed up to Lagoa do Fogo ...  more »
  • Can here very nice hiking and jealous people do with the photos you can take. Beautiful views from different vantage points if you are by car
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  • Stunning landscape, ideal to go on, just couldn't be contemplated by the enormity of the landscape for a brief 30 seconds
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  • Before getting there we were wondering if it’s worth a drive. But when we got there, we really enjoyed it. In the viewpoint where most of the lake’s pictures are taken the clouds were right next to us and the scenery felt somehow unique to the island. There’s also a hike down to the water
  • Magical sense of eternal peace. The view point is the best to watch. Magnificent views of this area from the top. Fantastic place in San Miguel, Portugal. Wonderful experience.
  • Amazing view, one of the best of the island
  • Breath taking view with a bit of a challenging hike but worth it!
  • It’s the best lake i’ve seen in sao miguel. It’s really wonderful and when i saw it i felt a magic sense of peace. It’s more wild than sete cidades’s lake and walking around it simply left me speechless.
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