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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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  • Pure nature. Site worth visiting and exploring. Required to visit tourist spot for visitors to the island
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  • The Lagoa do Fogo is another awesome site not to be missed. It is possible to go down to the pond and do the beach in the summer. Binding site.
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  • We have migrated much and have marveled at all of the island's Great Lakes, but this one was the best! Not by one of the relevant viewpoints just off the road with many tourists together be goggling, but until the masts on the Summit and from here still good 1 km the trail follow - spectacular views on a beautiful, almost surreal looking Crater Lake. A must-have!
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