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Lagoa do Fogo, Sao Miguel

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Beautiful, picturesque lake in the crater of an extinct volcano. There are viewing platforms along the road. You can go straight to the water. A very interesting landscape. The Lake is on the road to Sete Cidades Network.
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  • We had to try a few times, but we did get a great view from the main viewpoint of Lagoa do Fogo. It was pretty spectacular to watch the fog rolling in. You can hike down from there to the lake, but we...  read more »
  • The hiking trail (trail no. 5 from the Guide "Azores" the Michael Müller Verlag) is one of the most varied and beautiful hiking trails that we ran on the Azores. Pure nature!
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