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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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  • We decided to do the short hike at Lago do Fogo. We took a taxi from P.Delgada to the viewing point (25€) and toke the steps down to the base of the lake. this takes about 30 minutes (for us, this was...  more »
  • We're here enjoying the news that that day had begun with rain was possible to view the pond since the sky was clear at the site. Once was the pond and the surrounding area with a lot of visibility but was approaching the fog and some rain. It was impressive to see the fog down and closing the entire pond and it was beautiful to see in minutes was completely hidden by clouds and fog that dropped on the lagoon and hid in full
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  • A very beautiful pond on the island of São Miguel. And how is the most difficult due to time be treacherous becomes special because in a moment can be clear and the other a sky full of clouds and not give to appreciate its beauty, both the pond and the surrounding area.
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