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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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  • Simply Beautiful! Views are spectacular! For the robust folks, you can walk down to the lake where there is a white sand beach and spend some time to appreciate it even more. Remember, however, it you...  more »
  • Cool view, a nice place, you must visit! You can also do the foot trail to the lake, but the climb the montain it's hard.  more »
  • I could only repeat what others said about its beauty, and pictures speak instead of us. I would like to share only that if you hired a car it is possible to stop at 3 view points by the main road. Th...  more »