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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 Ribeira Grande with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • This pond has less "Spotlight" the seven cities, however, is quite beautiful. This area is colder and with more fog than the rest of the island, at least at the time I visited. Free to view has free parking on the side. Take warm clothes!
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  • Unfortunately when we went up to see the pond the time covered on top and we can't get a clear view of the site:(
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  • This is a great stopover for anyone to get a view of the lake. It is amazing. For the more adventurous, hiking to the bottom of the crater t the lake is worthwhile. Bring good boots and preferably hik...  more »

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