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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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  • It is worth to go down to the shore, remain silent and relax with a concert that you give the birds. Time passes flying, for me, the most beautiful of San Miguel
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  • Excellent corner of nature, worthy to figure in the top global tourist itineraries. We advise.
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  • Located on the beautiful and verdant São Miguel Island, in the enchanting Azores Archipelago, Lagoa do Fogo is the second largest Lagoon on the Island of São Miguel, and also the highest. It has been ...  more »